Srikanth Puttagunta, PE
Chief Operating Officer
Started with Firm: 2003
M.S. Civil Engineering: Building Systems, University of Colorado – Boulder
B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Srikanth Puttagunta is Chief Operating Officer at SWA. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with experience in new and existing buildings with specific emphasis on energy efficiency and HVAC systems. Through his involvement with the Department of Energy’s Building America Research Program, Srikanth has an extensive background in barriers and challenges that residential builders and larger-scale multifamily building developers face to meet the requirements of codes and higher efficiency programs. He performs design reviews and building forensic investigations, identifies energy saving opportunities, quantifies the associated energy and cost savings, provides technical consulting, and supports measurement and verification of long-term energy savings.
In addition, Srikanth has been involved in several of SWA’s product development efforts and also collaborates with industry partners on enhancements to their mechanical system product offerings. He uses the knowledge gained through these research efforts in HVAC design work for a variety of housing types (multifamily units, affordable homes, custom homes). With hands-on experience in commissioning, he understands the importance of verifying proper installation and long-term operational performance.