Energy prices and technologies have changed – your building systems should too.
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is pleased to announce the selection of staff members to aid in the revision of the New York City Construction Codes. The Department of Buildings (DOB) has selected SWA’s Jason Block, Harold Bravo, and Mark Jackson to participate in three of the eight technical committees responsible for the revision. SWA is proud to contribute expertise necessary to impact the City’s design and construction standards for years to come.
Crescent Crossings, a recently developed affordable housing complex in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was honored at the Connecticut Green Building Council's (CTGBC) Award Ceremony on December 2, 2017. The development received the Residential Project Award of Honor, the highest award in the Residential category. Projects were judged on categories such as sustainable goals, challenges, innovative strategies and performance metrics.
The 9th CEPH is the ninth Passivhaus conference, the main annual state-level event and reference in the field of high energy efficiency, almost zero consumption buildings and especially passive buildings under the Passivhaus standard. SWA Director of Passive House Services, Lois Arena, will be speaking about our recently finished Cornell Tech project and the obstacles and solutions found during the building process.
The Passive House Standard is known for its stringent requirements, and meeting them can be daunting for even the most experienced architects and developers. While it is true that the performance requirements are rigorous, new technologies and construction systems coupled with tried and true best practices, make building to the Passive House standard well within reach. This session will explore how to bring all the pieces together, from materials and design to construction and certification.