Mina Agarabi, PE is the Principal/Owner of the company. She and her team have more than 50 years of combined field experience in the operations, commissioning and troubleshooting of HVAC systems (CHP, chillers, steam boilers, rooftop units, etc.) and energy management control systems (Automated Logic, Trane BEMs, Andover Controls, etc.). The firm emphasizes a hands-on approach using dataloggers, airflow hoods, clamp-on flowmeters, infrared scanners, combustion analyzers, and other instruments. They have identified cost-effective energy conservation measures saving thousands of kWh across New York City. Mina has extensive experience developing portfolio-wide changes to O&M plans and procedures, identifying health and safety issues, LL87 and energy auditing, project management, and staff training.
Ms. Agarabi serves as a voting member on the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineer’s technical committees; 7.3 Operation and Maintenance, 7.9 Commissioning, and SPC 202- Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems. Mina Agarabi served as a contributor to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability’s 2016 One City: Built to Last Technical Working Group Report: Transforming New York City Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future. Technical Engineering Expert on NYC DOB Boiler Checklist, 2018 – present
Silvia Tirado is a Junior Engineer at Agarabi Engineering PLLC, with 3 years of experience in the industry. She works with Mina on commissioning projects, energy auditing, benchmarking and heating systems O&M management services. Prior to Agarabi Engineering, Silvia interned at ConEdison. She earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from the City College of New York-CUNY in 2017.
Silvia was born and raised in Ecuador. She is fluent in English and Spanish. When she is not working, Silvia enjoys reading, solving puzzles and dancing.