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High performance design engineering

An experienced team with creative solutions 

Taitem has decades of experience providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and structural design services across multiple sectors including commercial, industrial, higher-education, and multifamily buildings.

Our design team collaborates closely with our Energy + Sustainability team of Certified Energy Managers, Passive House consultants, LEED-accredited professionals, and commissioning agents to deliver continuous insight into a building's energy performance throughout the design process. 

Design services

  • mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design

  • fire protection design

  • structural design

  • condition assessments and feasibility studies

  • geothermal design

  • Passive House and net-zero design

  • construction administration support

Ithaca, NY

Taitem provided MEP+S design services for this multifamily building on Cayuga Inlet. Taitem worked closely with the owner and architect to appropriately size the electrical service, advise on the HVAC system, and value engineer the foundation system. 

Project features include

  •  120 12-inch timber piles supporting a first-floor 6-inch structural slab

  • pre-fabricated building shell with 12-inch thick walls

  • VRF air source heat pumps 

  • Energy Star compliance

Bar Harbor, ME

Taitem provided MEP+FP design services for this 46-bed, Passive House dormitory. The project team worked within the college's sustainability framework to maximize building performance, reduce emissions, and deliver a comfortable, healthy, and affordable building. 


Project features include

  • net-positive building energy performance

  • Passive House design and construction

  • cross-laminated timbers wood fiber insulation

  • bird-safe glass

  • roof-mounted solar PV

Taitem provided integrated MEP, fire protection, and structural design services, collaborating with our energy engineers on the building systems.

Taitem also provided commissioning, energy consulting, and energy modeling for the project to acquire incentives through NYSERDA's New Construction Housing Program and Energy Star certification.

Project features include

  • all-electric heating, cooling

  • all-electric domestic hot water systems

  • incorporation of the original 19th-century building shell

Design services
  • mechanical, electrical and plumbing design

  • fire protection design

  • structural design

  • condition assessments and feasibility studies

  • solar and geothermal design

  • net zero and Passive House design

  • construction administration support

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