Mechanical Peer Review Resume: Steven T. Taylor, PE

Steven T. Taylor Experience
Steve Taylor is the founding principal of Taylor Engineering located in Alameda, California. Mr. Taylor is an ASHRAE Fellow and holds a BS in Physics and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He has over 25 years of commercial and institutional mechanical system design experience. Areas of expertise include:

  • Energy Conservation. Mr. Taylor was one of the primary authors of the HVAC sections of ASHRAE's Standard 90.1 Energy Standard and California's Title 24 Energy Standards. He has designed award winning high performing green buildings and helped pioneer efficient HVAC designs such as underfloor air distribution systems and primary variable flow chilled water systems.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality. Mr. Taylor was the chair and 8 year member of the ASHRAE Standard 62 Indoor Air Quality committee. He is currently a member of the ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Comfort committee and the Indoor Environmental Quality Technical Advisor Group developing IEQ requirements for the USGBC LEED Green Building Rating System.
  • Energy Management & Control Systems. Mr. Taylor authored the ASHRAE textbook Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems and is chair of ASHRAE's Guideline 13 Specifying Direct Digital Control Systems. Design and commissioning of EMCS is one of Taylor Engineering's primary services.
  • Commissioning. With his combination of experience in HVAC design, control system design, and energy conservation, plus 12 years of design/build contracting experience, Mr. Taylor is a uniquely qualified commissioning authority. He has developed a commissioning plan that significantly reduces costs compared to traditional 3rd party commissioning.

Representative Projects

  • University of California, Merced, CA. Mr. Taylor developed campus HVAC and EMCS master specifications, designed the EMCS and control sequences for all campus buildings and central plant, assisted in the design of the Classroom/Office Building, and is currently serving as the campus-wide commissioning authority.
  • Electronic Arts Phase II, Redwood City, CA. Mr. Taylor served as project manager and lead engineer developing full plans and specifications of HVAC and control systems for this 330,000 ft2 office building. HVAC systems include an underfloor air distribution system, radiantly heated and cooled atrium, and a primary variable flow chilled water plant.

Professional Registrations
1982 - present: State of California: Mechanical Engineer M-020819

Classes, Seminars and Speaking Engagements

  • Underfloor Air Distribution Systems, PG&E and SDG&E, 2002 to present
  • Optimizing the Design & Control of Chilled Water Plants, ASHRAE and SDG&E, 2001 to present.
  • X470 HVAC Dist​​ribution System Design. UC Berkeley Extension. 1983 to present
  • X473 HVAC Control System Design. UC Berkeley Extension. 2003 to present


  • Determining Ventilation Rates: Revisions to Standard 62 ASHRAE Journal, February 1996.
  • Series Fan-powered Boxes: Their Impact on Indoor Air Quality and Comfort, ASHRAE Journal, July 1996. (Winner: Best Journal Article Award, 1996)
  • Comparing Economizer Relief Systems, ASHRAE Journal, September 2000.
  • Degrading Chilled Water Plant: Causes and Mitigation, ASHRAE Transaction, 2002. (Winner: Best Symposium Paper Award, 2002)
  • Balancing Variable Flow Hydronic Systems, ASHRAE Journal, October 2002.
  • Understanding Expansion Tanks, ASHRAE Journal, March 2003.

Taylor Engineering Website:www.taylor-engineering.com