Services

Diligence + Leadership

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. 

Taylor Engineers helps to advance the state of the industry through its contributions to codes, standards and guidelines from ASHRAE, USGBC, Title 24, I2SL, UMC and IMC. We are proud to be members of the following  organizations that help drive the industry toward more sustainable solutions, dedicating 4% of company time to volunteer work for these organizations.

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

ASHRAE Committee Membership

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

GPC 36: High Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems: Reece Kiriu, voting member

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

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

TC 8.2: Centrifugal Machines: Brandon Gill, voting member

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)

Taylor Engineers staff have been active in the development of codes and standards since its founding:

Our current ASHRAE standards and technical committee membership is shown below. Past committee membership can be found in our resumés.

Codes + Standards Development

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

Diligence + Leadership

Diligence + Leadership

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. 

California Title 24

Title 24-2019

Title 24-2016

Lead author for new section on Window Switches

Title 24-2013

Lead author for new sections on Computer Rooms / Data Centers, Laboratories, and Commercial Kitchens
Lead author for major revisions to the sections on Integrated Economizers, and VAV for Single Zone Units
Lead author for the completely revised ACM performance compliance modeling rules
Presentation on HVAC and Process Requirements

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

Title 24-2022

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