Through the years, Taylor Engineers has contributed to the codes and standards which serve the industry at large. 

  • Energy Standards (Title 24, ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 and 90.4 and others)

  • IAQ Standards (Title 24 and ASHRAE Standard 62.1)

  • Green Building Standards (LEED® and ASHRAE’s Standard 189)

  • The Uniform Mechanical Code and International Mechanical Code

  • Refrigeration Codes (ASHRAE Standard 15)

  • Load Calculations (ASHRAE Standard 183)

  • Thermal Comfort (ASHRAE Standard 55)

  • VAV Boxes (ASHRAE Standard 130 and 195)

  • Controls Standards (ASHRAE GPC-36)

  • Economizers (ASHRAE Guideline 16)

  • Commissioning (ASHRAE Standard 202)

  • Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings (ASHRAE Standard 100)

  • Boilers (ASHRAE Standard 155P)

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California Title 24, 2013

656KB

Lead author for new section on Laboratories

California Title 24, 2013

6MB

Lead author for new section on Computer Rooms + Data Centers

California Title 24, 2022

5.6MB

Co-author for major revisions to the sections on Computer Rooms + Data Centers

California Title 24, 2013

2.8MB

Lead author for the completely revised ACM Performance Compliance Modeling Rules

Ventilation Report

427KB

2006 ventilation report for non-residential ventilation requirements

Sensors

6.5MB

Research from Iowa Energy Center

California Title 24, 2013

16.5MB

Presentation on HVAC and Process Requirements

California Title 24, 2013

8.7MB

Lead author for new section, Commercial Kitchens

California Title 24, 2016

777KB

Lead author for new section on Window Switches, CA Title 24

California Title 24, 2019

4.6MB

Lead author for major revisions to the sections on Transfer Air for Exhaust Air Makeup, Demand Control Ventilation, and Occupant Sensor Ventilation Requirements.

California Title 24

Taylor Engineers' staff have served as lead researchers and authors for all major revisions to Title 24 from 1988 - 2022. Below are some examples of our work on Title 24.

Courses

Each year, our engineers teach core courses for the UC Berkeley Extension/Golden Gate Chapter of ASHRAE co-sponsored HVAC/R certificate program. Complete information and registration is available on UC Berkeley Extension

HVAC Ductwork and Piping Systems (X470)
Taylor principals have been teaching this popular course through the UC Berkeley Extension Service since 1989.  The course manual was developed by Steve Taylor with an emphasis on commercial applications in the greater Bay Area. The course encompasses engineering fundamentals and practical considerations for the design of components and layout of HVAC systems and equipment, lectures include selection and specification of components such as fans, coils, filters, pumps, chillers, cooling towers, boilers, water heaters, terminal devices and air outlets. Design of air and water distribution systems is outlined with consideration for first cost, energy costs, and other practical matters such as space and maintenance. Energy conservation measures are highlighted throughout the course, presented with consideration for energy codes, utility rebate programs, and economic evaluation. 

 

HVAC System Design Considerations (X472)
This course covers HVAC design applications: HVAC system selection; HVAC system analysis; indoor air quality (IAQ); energy conservation; life cycle-cost analysis; commissioning; and other topics. Course Catalog Page

 

Temperature Controls for Heating and Air Conditioning Systems (X473)
This course covers the design and commissioning of control systems. Topics include:  pneumatic, electric and DDC controls; sensors and control devices; development of point lists; energy efficient control sequences; open control protocols; issues for control retrofits; control system performance verification; and other topics. Course manual is the ASHRAE Self-Directed Learning Course on HVAC Controls with supplemental notes by instructor, Steve Taylor. Course Catalog Page

Seminars

Committed to furthering the engineering arts through continuing education, all of our principals and many of our engineers conduct educational seminars, forums and continuing education courses. We address a wide variety of subjects including: chilled water plant design, data center design, control system design, HVAC retrofits, commissioning, evaporative cooling, energy codes, indoor air quality, simulation tools and techniques, life-cycle cost analysis and green building design. We are also active in educational programs for professional societies and organizations including ASHRAE, NCBC, NEBB, SMACNA, AEE, USGBC and ACEEE.

Volunteer Industry Contributions

Taylor Engineering contributes 4% of company time to volunteer work for ASHRAE. We are proud of our wide-ranging involvement, helping to drive the industry toward more sustainable solutions through our contributions to standards and technical committees. The table below shows our current ASHRAE standards and technical committee membership. Past committee memberships can be found in our resumes.

 

Standards + Guidelines

Standard 15: Safety Standards for Refrigeration Systems: Glenn Friedman, voting member

GPC 36: High Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems: Steve Taylor, chair

Standard 55: Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy: David Heinzerling, chair

Standard 90.1: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings: Steve Taylor, mechanical subcommittee voting member

Standard 90.4: Energy Standard for Data Centers: Jeff Stein, voting member

Standard 100: Energy Efficiency for Existing Buildings: Glenn Friedman, vice chair

Proposed Standard 155P: Method of Testing for Rating Commercial Space Heating Boiler Systems: Jeff Stein, voting member

Standard 180: Preventative Maintenance for HVAC Equipment: Glenn Friedman, voting member

Standard 195: Method of Test for Rating Air Terminal Unit Controls: Jeff Stein, voting member

Standard 202: Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems: Reinhard Seidl, chair

 

Technical Committees

 

TC 1.4: Control Theory and Application: Steve Taylor, research subcommittee voting member

TC 4.1: Load Calculations: Glenn Friedman, program and standards chair

TC 4.3: Ventilation Requirements And Infiltration: Steve Taylor, voting member and research chair

Taylor Engineers has earned its place as Bay Area experts in mechanical, plumbing and control system designs. What is especially unique to our firm is a longstanding commitment to advancing the industry at large from a global perspective. We have written the energy and indoor air quality codes and standards engineers work with every day. We provide design guides and tools, teach via tutorials and presentations, write articles for publication and deliver educational seminars, forums and continuing education courses. 

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Services

Taylor Engineers has earned its place as Bay Area experts in mechanical, plumbing and control system designs. What is especially unique to our firm is a longstanding commitment to advancing the industry at large from a global perspective. We have written the energy and indoor air quality codes and standards engineers work with every day. We provide design guides and tools, teach via tutorials and presentations, write articles for publication and deliver educational seminars, forums and continuing education courses. 

Diligence + Leadership

Services