Team & Collaborators

Bernardo Borges, PE

Senior Mechanical Engineer with 16+ years of expertise and extensive experience in various fields of building mechanical systems: Cogeneration and On-site Utility installations including in-depth troubleshooting and performance optimization of energy-producing systems; high performance building design and retrofit; commissioning and retro-commissioning of mechanical systems; in-depth hydronics expertise; energy efficiency and sustainability. Recognized success in managing projects and personnel to meet owner’s objectives with cost-effective and innovative solutions. Mr. Borges has worked closely with design teams, recommending and helping implement cost effective energy-saving measures for both new construction and retrofit projects. Expertise includes mechanical system integration, performance verification and optimization, project procurement, project scope definition, project management, and engineering analysis.

Extensive expertise and experience in the following fields:

  • Building Mechanical Systems: Heating, Hydronics, Cooling & Ventilation
  • CHP Design, Integration and Troubleshooting
  • High Performance Building HVAC Design & Retrofit
  • Building Commissioning & Retro-Commissioning
  • Energy Consulting

Mina Agarabi, PE

Ms. Agarabi has more than 10 years of experience troubleshooting and optimizing both steam and hydronic heating systems in large multifamily buildings. She 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 on 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.

Her certifications and licenses include Licensed New York State Professional Mechanical Engineer, Certified Passive House Designer, AEE Certified Energy Manager, ASHRAE Commissioning Process Management Professional and a AEE Certified Measurement & Verification Professional.

Eric Ansanelli, PE

Mr. Ansanelli has consulted on some of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world, including Cornell University’s groundbreaking Roosevelt Island high-rise, The House. He has authored research for the US Department of Energy, the California Energy Commission, and the New York State Energy Research Authority. He has been a guest speaker at several engineering conferences and presented webinars and lectures for the US DOE, NYSERDA, the Association for Energy Affordability, the American Association for an Energy Efficient Economy, and the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums. He holds a B.S. in Forest Engineering from the State University of New York School of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Michael Khazzam

A breathable enclosure is a durable enclosure. In an industry offering a wealth of building materials and processes all designated for the building enclosure it is impossible to apply a one case fits all combination of materials. The purpose of the building enclosure is to keep external elements out of the building, that’s the easy part. Creating a breathable air tight enclosure is the difficult part. Michael Khazzam has over 10 years of experience providing consulting services for new building enclosure design as well as building restoration enclosure re-design. He specializes in analyzing and simulating heat and moisture transfer across building walls and roofs in order to design the enclosure. Choosing a building enclosure while satisfying requirements such as building location, height, orientation, local climate, use and codes requires in-depth analyses. Michael has the design and construction management experience necessary to transform tired building envelopes into advanced modern enclosures that actually work. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Building Engineering and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Joaquin Crespo

Joaquin Crespo is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years experience in Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system design. Mr. Crespo has been developing mechanical systems for commercial, residential, institutional and industrial facilities in the tri-state area for few well recognized consultant engineering firms. His expertise encompass all aspects of HVAC design; conceptual design lay-outs, cooling and heating heat (gain and loss) calculations, energy consumption’s calculations, operational cost analysis, selection of equipment, develop construction documents (REVIT & ACAD drawings and specifications), operational & maintenance manuals and constructions administration. Some of his projects had required LEED and commissioning certifications. Mr. Crespo is a truly team player with excellent communications skills.