Firm overview

“Taitem” stands for “Technology As If The Earth Mattered,” reflecting our commitment to the environment.


Taitem Engineering, PC, is based in Ithaca, New York and specializes in sustainability, energy efficiency and engineering design and energy and sustainability consulting. Founded in 1989, Taitem’s clients include public and private entities, and its projects include buildings in all sectors, including commercial, education, multifamily, industrial, and healthcare. In 2013, Taitem earned B-Corporation status, meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. “Taitem” stands for “technology as if the earth mattered,” reflecting the firm’s commitment to the environment.

Taitem has a unique combination of field-tested experience and deep expertise in building science. Taitem’s staff has planned, modeled, designed, commissioned, tested, and verified a variety of buildings that have achieved zero energy status. Taitem is one of only a few New York firms that is qualified as a consultant to NYSERDA in the areas of energy code enablement to promote net-zero energy construction in several building types and net-zero energy design and construction. Taitem was on a team that implemented a deep energy retrofit in the initial round of Retrofit NY projects. This work has made Taitem a leader in New York’s efforts to dramatically reduce its carbon emissions.

Taitem Engineering’s expertise in the energy efficiency market extends through design,
research, green building, and energy studies, encompassing thirty years of creative thinking rooted in practical applications. Taitem has led over 20 energy research projects, and its findings have been published nationally in peer-reviewed journals.

Taitem’s staff includes nine licensed professional engineers, and other highly qualified engineers and analysts whose nationally recognized credentials include Certified Energy Manager, Certified M&V Professional, Certified Commissioning Professional, High-Performance Building Design Professionals, Building Energy Modeling Professionals, and LEED Accredited Professional. Taitem’s main office is in Ithaca, New York, with satellite offices in Vermont, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and New York’s North Country.

our commitment to diversity

Taitem Engineering is committed to maintaining and increasing diversity in its workforce. Taitem acknowledges that this requires ongoing active commitment and continued effort and therefore commits to:

  • examine how our current workplace culture and procedures may perpetuate society’s historic and institutional forces of exclusion;
  • engage in practices that provide opportunities to people who might otherwise be at a disadvantage because of these forces of exclusion;
  • promote and undertake practices that will increase the diversity of Taitem’s workforce; and
  • foster a workplace culture that encourages a sense of belonging for everyone who works at Taitem.

We believe that a diverse workforce brings a wider variety of perspectives. We believe that this will help Taitem Engineering to be more adaptable and sustainable as a company.