SWA Senior Mechanical Engineer Lois Arena discusses the recently announced community microgrid project based in the Village of Mamaroneck. The Westchester County village is among 83 New York communities to be awarded $100,000 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to conduct a microgrid feasibility study. Steven Winter Associates and Murphy Brothers Contracting, […]
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About Patrick Shields
I consider myself at least a partial expert on parties, walls, and party walls. Much of my early professional experience [BSBA-Marketing] consisted of event production and promotion--identifying revelers' appeals and exploiting them for the sake of [their] good time and [my] pay check. As I drifted purposefully through graduate school [MA Global Sustainability], my infatuation with green building grew stronger and I inevitably became over acquainted with the ins-and-outs of wall anatomy. Since moving out of Mom and Dad's some 8 years ago, I've dealt firsthand with party walls on a tour de multifamily living that's included not-so-luxury leases in Tampa Bay, New Jersey, and New York City. Now we come full circle: I hold a marketing position with a green building firm and contribute periodically to a blog cleverly titled Party Walls.
Entries by Patrick Shields
Home Energy magazine debuted a new interview series on their blog this month titled “The Real Women of Home Performance,” aimed at showcasing the work of women who make significant contributions to the residential energy industry. The first installment of this recurring series features SWA Senior VP and Director of Sustainable Housing Services, Maureen Mahle. […]
This week, SWA Senior Accessibility Consultant Victoria Lanteigne joined the program “Business Matters” on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC.
Written by Anna Speed, SWA Sustainability Consultant After 61% of those surveyed at Greenbuild 2014 replied that that they were not prepared, or were unsure if they were prepared for the inception of LEED® version 4 (v4), the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it would allow LEED users to register projects under the […]