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Chapter Meeting: ASHRAE 55 – Thermal Comfort Standards and Updates
October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree – $20
Christian Taber, Principal Engineer – Codes and Standards, LEED AP BD+C, HBDP, BEMP, CEM
Christian Taber is a senior engineer at Big Ass Fans, working on building codes/standards and fan test standards that impact the fan industry.
Taber is an ASHRAE certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, a Certified Energy Manager, and a committee member of ASHRAE Standards 90.1. He is also a member of the review committees for AMCA 230, 214, 211, 208, and 11. He holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering and B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University, and an M.S. in biosystems engineering from the University of Kentucky.
While at Big Ass Fans, Taber has advanced the research and knowledge of air movement as it relates to energy modeling and the LEED Rating Systems, helping to create a more impactful integration of air movement in building projects. He is also a former member of the USGBC Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group. This has allowed air movement to be incorporated in facilities worldwide for energy efficiency and reduced reliance on HVAC.
Prior to Big Ass Solutions, Taber worked at Trane as a Marketing Engineer and Applications Engineer, where he developed a LEED specific energy modeling course that he taught to design professionals nationwide.
Taber has been involved in several high profile energy efficient projects, including the LEED Gold Big Ass Solutions Research & Design Facility. His articles on air movement and energy efficiency have been published in multiple publications, and he has presented at ASHRAE and AIA conferences nationally.