The Taylor Engineers staff routinely assists in building science research, participating in numerous ASHRAE and PIER projects as well as emerging technology/market transformation projects funded by the California Utility companies. We are proud to be a member of the U.C. Berkeley Center for the Built Environment. Contributions have included the following:

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DC Pro

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Participated in the team that developed DOE's DC Pro suite of tools for the evaluation of Data Centers

ASHRAE RP-1455

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Principal Investigators in ASHRAE RP-1455, a project to develop state-of-the-art sequences for air-handling units and zone controls including compliance with Standards 90.1, 62.1, 55 and AFDD.

PIER-funded Research

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Participation in several PIER-funded research projects on automated fault detection and diagnostic systems. One of these systems is currently available from three EMCS vendors. A case study on its implementation was written by Taylor Engineers.

EnergyPlus

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Participation in the PIER-funded research to develop underfloor air distribution system models for EnergyPlus

Universal Translator

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Conceived and developed the Universal Translator software for alignment and analysis of data from data loggers and EMCS.

VAV Box Damper Controls

Principal Investigators for research funded by PIER and PG&E. This ongoing research is targeted to change both VAV box rating procedures and energy codes.

Large Building Systems

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Principal Investigators for the Large Building Systems element of the PIER-funded Integrated Energy Systems—Productivity and Building Science project. This project resulted in new simulation models, energy code requirements and the Advanced VAV System Guide.

Economizer Study, Research Paper

Collaborator with UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab on a research paper debunking a white paper posted on the ASHRAE TC9.9 website entitled "Gaseous and Particulate Contamination Guidelines for Data Centers".

SENSOR

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Co-Principal Investigators for a project funded by ARPA-E through its SENSOR (Saving Energy Nationwide in Structure with Occupancy Recognition) program to develop protocols for evaluating the accuracy and energy saving potential of advanced human presence technologies in commercial and residential applications.

Changing the Rules

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Collaborators on the project funded by PIER which studies innovative low-energy, occupant-responsive HVAC controls. Developments from Taylor Engineers' efforts include advanced control sequences for time-averaged ventilation and cost-responsive supply air temperature reset.

Radiant Systems Research

Collaborators on an EPIC-funded Radiant Systems Research project which aimed to improve understanding of design and application of high thermal mass radiant systems. Taylor Engineers led a detailed study resulting in the paper entitled "Comparison of Construction and Energy Costs for Radiant vs. VAV Systems in the California Bay Area.

ASHRAE RP-1747

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Co-Principal Investigators for ASHRAE RP-1747, a project to automate and field test demand control ventilation control sequences that dynamically meet Standard 62.1 ventilation rates with minimal energy use.

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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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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Leadership

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Best in Class

Principal Investigators for the EPIC-funded project which aims to enhance and accelerate market adoption of ASHRAE Guideline 36 High Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems using demonstration projects, design guides, and other related research activities.

COVID-19 White Paper

Authors of a white paper evaluating the role HVAC systems play in mitigating the transmission of COVID-19 based on the latest research and recommendations from health organizations and ASHRAE.

SENSOR (Saving Energy Nationwide in Structure with Occupancy Recognition)

Co-Principal Investigators for a project funded by ARPA-E through its program to develop protocols for evaluating the accuracy and energy saving potential of advanced human presence technologies in commercial and residential applications.

Universal Translator

Conceived and developed of the Universal Translator software for alignment and analysis of data from data loggers and EMCS.

ASHRAE RP-1711

Principal Investigators for a project to develop best-in-class sequences of controls for central chilled water and hot water plants.

ASHRAE RP-1747

Co-Principal Investigators for a project to automate and field test demand control ventilation control sequences that dynamically meet Standard 62.1 ventilation rates with minimal energy use.

EnergyPlus

Participation in PIER funded research that developed underfloor air distribution system models for EnergyPlus.

Radiant Systems Research

Collaborators on an EPIC-funded  project which aimed to improve understanding of design and application of high thermal mass radiant systems. Taylor Engineering led a detailed study resulting in the paper entitled “Comparison of Construction and Energy Costs for Radiant vs. VAV Systems in the California Bay Area”.

Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostic Systems

Participation in several PIER funded research project on automated fault detection and diagnostic systems. One of these systems is currently available from three EMCS vendors. A case study on its implementation was written by Taylor Engineering.

Advanced VAV System Design Guide

Principal Investigators for the Large Building Systems element of the PIER funded Integrated Energy Systems – Productivity and Building Science project. This project resulted in new simulation models, energy code requirements and the Advanced VAV System Design Guide.

ASHRAE RP 1455

Principal Investigators in ASHRAE RP 1455, a project to develop state-of-the-art sequences for air-handling units and zone controls including compliance with Standards 90.1, 62.1, 55 and AFDD.

DC Pro

Participated in the team that developed DOE’s DC Pro suite of tools for the evaluation of data centers.

Research on VAV Box Damper Controls

Principal Investigators for research on VAV box damper controls funded by PIER and PG&E. This ongoing research is targeted to change both VAV box rating procedures and energy codes.

Changing the Rules

Collaborators on a project funded by PIER which studied innovative low-energy, occupant-responsive HVAC controls. Developments from Taylor Engineering’s efforts included advanced control sequences for time-averaged ventilation and cost-responsive supply air temperature reset. As part of this study, evaluation of a gas-fired hot water heating system found that only 17% of the heating energy cost was delivered to the spaces as useful heat. The remainder of the gas input to the boilers was wasted due to plant inefficiencies and losses in the hot water distribution system.

Data Center Research Paper 

Collaborator with UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab on a debunking a white paper posted on the ASHRAE TC9.9 website entitled “Gaseous and Particulate Contamination Guidelines for Data Centers”.

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. 

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. 

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. 

Diligence +

Leadership

Diligence + Leadership

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. 

Diligence + Leadership