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Steven Taylor, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE

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Steven Taylor, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE


    Steven T. Taylor, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, is the founding principal of Taylor Engineering, Alameda, CA. He is a registered mechanical engineer specializing in HVAC system design, control system design, indoor air quality engineering, computerized building energy analysis, and HVAC system commissioning. Taylor graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Physics and a MS in Mechanical Engineering and has over 40 years of commercial HVAC system design and construction experience. He was one of the primary authors of the HVAC sections of ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings and California’s Title 24 energy standards and ventilation standards. Other ASHRAE projects and technical committees Taylor has participated in include ASHRAE Standard 62.1 on indoor air quality (Chair), ASHRAE Standard 55 on thermal comfort (member), Guideline 13 on specifying building automation systems (Chair), Guideline 16 on economizer dampers (Chair), Guideline 36 on optimized controls (founder and member), the TC 1.4 on controls (Chair), and the TC 4.3 on ventilation (Chair). He is past Vice-Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Indoor Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group, a member of the CSU Mechanical Review Board, and an 18-year member of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Mechanical Technical Committee administering the Uniform Mechanical Code.

    Course Taught: 

    Guideline 36: Best In Class HVAC Control Sequence