USGBC Central Pennsylvania, partners, and sponsors such as SWA, will visually prove the superb performance of above-code structures and thereby seek to make changes to our building code adoption process, as well as update the current energy codes in Pennsylvania.
To do so, two icehouses will be built: One to 2009 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) code, which is the current requirement in Pennsylvania, and the other will be constructed to above-code standards (aka a high-performance building). The icehouses will be placed on the westside staircase outside the Main Capitol Rotunda beginning on June 1 and remain in place for three to four weeks.Read More
The NYC Retrofit Accelerator is a key part of NYC’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by the year 2050 (the 80x50 target). The NYC Accelerator program provides free, customized support to building owners and designers to reduce operating costs, enhance tenant comfort, and improve environmental quality. 1,500 buildings over 50,000 square feet are being targeted for accelerator-driven upgrades by 2018 through strategies ranging from optimizing old steam systems to deep and comprehensive energy retrofits.
Hosted by Con Edison and moderated by Steven WinterRead More
Come learn about the Passive House movement here in Connecticut and around the globe. A presentation from the Passive House team at Steven Winter Associates will introduce the governing design principles through projects in Connecticut and New York City, home of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, set to be the biggest Passive House building in the world. A Q&A session with area designers and builders will follow.Read More
Peter Stratton, Senior Vice President, Director of Accessibility Compliance and Consulting with Steven Winter Associates will share practical experience gained and lessons learned from conducting countless plan reviews and inspections on thousands of dwelling units and common areas subject to the FHA.Read More
Join Steven Winter Associates, Inc. for a training session on the accessible design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHA). This presentation will highlight common oversights made during the design and construction of multifamily residential buildings. The presenter will share practical experience gained from conducting countless plan reviews and field inspections, and offer practical solutions for avoiding oversights made during all stages of the project cycle. Learn how to avoid common violations before they occur!Read More
The rapid decline in costs, paired with the availability of incentives at both state and federal levels, make going solar now better than ever. However, significant challenges remain for designing and constructing solar photovoltaic systems in high density areas.
Steven Winter Associates will host an event aimed at providing a detailed discussion on the state of the solar industry and promoting effective development in urban environments.Read More
Through a combination of innovative approaches and technologies, Passive House standards have been shown to reduce building energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%, all while maintaining a comfortable, healthy and consistent year-round indoor air environment. As the number of Passive House Certified buildings continues to expand rapidly, it has never been more important for professionals and practitioners working on energy efficiency initiatives, high performance buildings and renewables to become familiar with techniques and materials, not to mention one another.Read More