Ian Shapiro

Ian Shapiro, P.E., is the president of Taitem Engineering, which he founded in 1989. Since then, he has led several energy research projects and done many energy audits, and has always wondered why most (but not all) windows feel so cold in winter.

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Improving Crawlspaces in New York Multifamily Buildings

Author: Ian Shapiro
July 01, 2006

Build your crawlspaces to keep energy losses to a minimum, while also keeping your pipes from freezing. [continue reading]


Sealing Attic Hatches

September 04, 2007

Research points to some surprising recommendations for attic hatch installation - thin is not in. [continue reading]


Measuring Window U-Factors with IR Thermometers

April 24, 2012

IR thermometers make finding surface temperatures fast and easy, but can that be applied to window U-factors? [continue reading]


Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

August 30, 2012

An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping. [continue reading]

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