Taitem Engineering, PC, is a consulting firm based in Ithaca, NY, specializing in mechanical, electrical, and structural design, energy studies, and energy research. Taitem also offers solar photovoltaic (PV) design and installation services, as well as duct sealing services for residential and commercial buildings. Founded in 1989, the firm has completed over 600 design projects, for which it has received several awards. Projects have included commercial buildings, museums, industrial buildings, offices, educational buildings, houses of worship, multifamily buildings, and more. The company has experience on many LEED green design projects, including the first automotive dealership in the United States to obtain LEED Platinum certification.
Taitem Engineering also undertakes consulting services in the area of energy services, including energy audits and energy research. The company earned the national R&D100 award for its work in developing residential energy software, currently used throughout New York State for the state’s energy programs, as well as in many other states. In 2006, Taitem Engineering led the technical effort to develop an energy rating system for new high-performance multifamily (apartment) buildings, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and New York State (NYSERDA). Taitem is the quality assurance contractor for New York State’s multifamily building performance programs. In this role, Taitem provides technical assistance and expert review of over 50 consultants statewide.
Its staff includes nine licensed professional engineers, six LEED-accredited professionals, three certified multifamily building energy auditors, two certified energy managers, a master plumber, and a master electrician. “Taitem” stands for “Technology As If The Earth Mattered,” reflecting the firm’s commitment to the environment.