USGBC Tour Features Zero Energy Hemsin House

For architects, building professionals and anyone who wants to learn what it takes to create affordable homes and a net zero energy footprint, this event at the newly-completed Hemsin House in Ithaca will be educational and inspiring. On Wednesday, July 12, the New York Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council will host a … More USGBC Tour Features Zero Energy Hemsin House

Net Zero Energy Building Design Two-Day Training

May 15-16, 2017 EcoVillage Ithaca, 218 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY To register, contact Liz Walker at liz.learn@ecovillageithaca.org This two day training will focus on design and construction details to achieve net-zero energy use in new buildings. Approved for continuing education credit with AIA and GBCI. Join Ian Shapiro, founder of Taitem Engineering and co-author of … More Net Zero Energy Building Design Two-Day Training

Taitem makes a house call

When should you call a structural engineer? Listen to the latest episode of WHCU’s House Call and hear host Susan Lustick chat with Taitem’s senior engineer Yossi Bronsnick about the importance of a structural inspection and what to look out for in your general home inspection.

Taitem now helps clients achieve LEED Green Homes distinction

Taitem is proud to announce that Senior Sustainability Consultant Courtney Royal has been named a LEED for Homes Green Rater. She is one of only six accredited professionals serving upstate New York with a local presence. Courtney works with homeowners and multifamily developers to create beautiful green buildings that minimize operating costs, while earning national … More Taitem now helps clients achieve LEED Green Homes distinction

Heating downstairs versus upstairs

Check out this three part blog post on the Building Evidence blog that outlines Ian Shapiro’s continued research on heating systems in two-story buildings. “…I now have data for several buildings, and it all says the same thing:  The majority of heating that happens in two-story buildings happens downstairs.” Continue reading…

Eliminating Energy Use in Existing Buildings: Easier Than We Think?

Check out this snippet from a recent post @Building Evidence: …the focus of a talk on existing buildings raised a few eyebrows and people have been coming to ask:  Can it possibly be easy to eliminate energy use in existing buildings? Here is a summary of the talk: Climate change is real. The widely-accepted goals … More Eliminating Energy Use in Existing Buildings: Easier Than We Think?

Taitem helps lead the Ithaca 2030 District effort

Taitem Engineering joins 13 other Ithaca agencies, organizations and businesses to launch the Ithaca 2030 District, signing on to an ambitious challenge to reduce energy use, water use and transportation carbon emissions 50% by 2030. Led by the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI), this public-private collaboration works to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district … More Taitem helps lead the Ithaca 2030 District effort