Goldman Copeland, the New York City-based consulting engineering firm, announced it has named two new principals of the firm: Jonah Allaben and Daniel Galarza. They both join the leadership of the firm, which has been upgrading and optimizing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems of prominent structures in Greater New York City for over 50 years.
Allaben will continue in his key role as senior mechanical engineer and program manager to deliver energy-efficient engineering designs. He works closely with Goldman Copeland’s Energy Services Department to convert the findings of energy studies into energy-saving mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) solutions. He thereby leads projects through design and implementation of multi-million-dollar, capital improvement initiatives, generating both energy and financial savings for some of the largest property owners in the tri-state area. Jonah’s expertise includes the implementation of utility incentive programs for healthcare institutions, higher education buildings and transit facilities.
Allaben was named the 2023 “Engineer of the Year” by the Long Island Chapter of ASHRAE. He is a graduate of Cornell University, from which he received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Galarza will continue in his key role as a senior mechanical engineer and executive account manager, focusing on delivering superior HVAC design solutions to commercial and institutional facilities. His role is especially vital as major property owners in New York City adapt to Local Law 97, which sets limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Adept at navigating the intricacies of New York City's building landscape, Galarza is able to analyze complex HVAC challenges and devise innovative, cost-effective solutions that adhere to local codes and regulations while prioritizing client objectives. Galarza has successfully designed HVAC systems for millions of square feet of commercial and retail space, while maintaining a dedication to incorporating sustainable and eco-friendly strategies and occupant comfort.
With over 15 years of expertise, Galarza is trusted by prestigious clients, including Empire State Realty Trust, Vornado Realty Trust, L&L Holdings, and Tishman Speyer. While having the proven ability to thrive in the demanding environment of New York City and exceed client expectations, he has served as the lead engineer for projects ranging from large office complexes to luxury retail and restaurants. He is a graduate of Northeastern University, from which he received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.