Expert: Isaac Fedyniak, Electrical Engineer
Recently named to the 2013 Consulting-Specifying Engineer 40 Under 40 list, Isaac is a stand-out among his peers and already boasts an impressive list of accolades.
Previously a senior project manager and electrical engineer with a consulting engineering firm, Isaac played a key role in numerous high profile projects across the country, including one of the first net-zero facilities in the country, Locust Trace AgriScience High School. He serves as a mentor for students at the University of Kentucky and volunteers as the Industry Liaison for Transylvania University’s Sustainability Council.
At Big Ass Fans, Isaac combines his academic knowledge and technical skills with a practical understanding of design requirements. Most recently, he has accepted the challenge of developing a new Building Solutions division of the company, reviewing new product development and building system designs.
Expert: Christian Taber, Senior Applications Engineer
Christian serves as a member of the Big Ass Fans Research & Development team responsible for developing and testing the company’s high volume, low speed fan. As a liaison between customers and Big Ass Fans’ project consultants, Christian ensures that air movement requirements are met in every facility and application.
Christian is an ASHRAE certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, a Certified Energy Manager and a committee member of ASHRAE Standards 90.1 and 189.1, which were integral in establishing air movement as a key consideration for comfort.
Dedicated to green building and design, Christian has helped integrate air movement into high profile projects nationwide, including Big Ass Fan’s one-of-a-kind Research and Development lab and Oakland Unified School District’s Downtown Educational Complex. In 2011, Christian was named to Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40 Under 40 list. His articles on air movement and energy efficiency have been published in multiple publications, and he has presented at the 2011 ASHRAE Winter Conference and ASHRAE chapter events.
Exemplifying Big Ass Fans’ commitment to the green building movement, more than forty of our employees, ranging from engineers to sales personnel, have passed LEED® certification exams. We’re ready to help architects and engineers on their efficient integrated design strategies now more than ever before.
Research and Development
Studying air movement in our R&D lab (the only testing facility in the world developed specifically for high volume, low speed fans), our research and development team is constantly looking for new ways to design our fans for increased air movement, higher efficiency and longer life. And we’re not selfish with our knowledge – our engineers take the time to submit their findings to numerous journals and magazines read by experts and novices alike.