What’s driving building science research?

Climate change is moving faster than we expected. With this rapid change comes new technologies as well as rapidly changing needs for research in building science, as we try to mobilize rapidly in order to measurably reduce carbon emissions within years instead of decades. For example, the success of solar photovoltaic electricity, coupled with heat … More What’s driving building science research?

Solar by Taitem – the Viridius Story

Ithaca property rental company Viridius turns to Taitem for a solar energy solution to grow the business bottom line and achieve their sustainability mission of Earth Friendly Rentals. Owners Zöe Hare and Stuart Staniford describe the process and why they chose local solar installer Taitem Engineering. Stunning aerial views of their Snyder Hill property show … More Solar by Taitem – the Viridius Story

Support Team Taitem’s Ride for Life – Sept. 9

The Southern Tier AIDS Program does incredible work to prevent the spread of HIV and provide care management services for HIV+ individuals.  Taitem is again a Corporate Sponsor for the 19th annual Ride for Life around Cayuga Lake on Sept. 9.  Please join us in supporting this essential community organization by donating to our team’s fundraising goal of $7,200 and/or volunteering on Ride day. Taitem … More Support Team Taitem’s Ride for Life – Sept. 9

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…