Ian M. Shapiro


Taitem Engineering

Ian M. Shapiro started the consulting firm Taitem Engineering in 1989. He has led several applied energy conservation research projects, has led many design and energy projects, and frequently delivers workshops in the area of net-zero building design. He has also led the development of several computer programs which are used in the energy field, including TREAT (Targeted Residential Energy Analysis Tools), which was awarded the 2005 national R&D100 Award. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, Tompkins Cortland Community College, and Syracuse University. He is the co-author of the book Green Building Illustrated (Wiley, 2014), and is author of the forthcoming book Energy Audits and Improvements in Commercial Buildings (Wiley, April 2016). He holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University, and an M.S. from Columbia University, both in mechanical engineering.