Mechanical Review Board Member Bio: Jairam Agaram, P.E.

Jairam Agaram Experience
Jai Agaram is the Principal of Digital Energy, Inc. a consulting engineering firm with extensive experience in buildings, central plant infrastructure, renewable energy projects and combined heat and power (CHP/Cogeneration) projects. Jai has successfully worked with CSU campuses, UC campuses, K-12 school districts and California Energy Commission on a variety of projects ranging from energy efficiency improvements to building HVAC design and infrastructure projects.

During the last 40-years, Jai has been involved in providing a variety of consulting support to CSU campuses. These have included design reviews of over a hundred projects and building commissioning services in a variety of buildings including classroom, science, gymnasium, performing arts centers, central plants and large housing complexes. Jai has also successfully led A&E teams in the design of central chiller and boiler plants, expansion of campus chilled water infrastructure, and lately decarbonization projects involving substitution of boiler based heating to heat pump based hot water heating.

Jai has also developed computer models for energy and building systems. Some of the notable models include hourly modeling of complex cogeneration/centra plant projects involving a mix of resources including thermal energy storage, PV, and battery storage. He has also developed other applications involving real time utility meter data tracking and data visualization, and document managements for buildings over their life cycle.

Jai is a member of ASHRAE, AEE and IDEA. ​