Join us at this inaugural NESSBE (Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment) Summit to discuss how the built environment can promote health and wellbeing. We are starting a conversation that reveals the inextricable connection of sustainable design with improving and supporting human health and wellbeing. SWA's Maureen Mahle and Karla Butterfield will be co-presenting case studies and an interactive panel of projects that have incorporated impressive packages of energy-saving measures into their affordable housing projects.
SWA Senior Mechanical Engineer Robb Aldrich will be leading a half day session as part of the Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference entitled: Heat and Hot Water for All-Electric Homes. From this session, participants will learn: ASHP basics and how reliably and efficiently they can provide heat in very cold weather (near or below 0°F); key criteria (equipment specs, sizing, installation, and operation factors) that can result in higher ASHP efficiencies; the capabilities and limitations of several non-fossil fuel water heating systems (including resistance, heat pump water heaters, solar thermal) and; how to select water heating systems as part of a whole-building strategy.Read More
Join presenters William Zoeller of Steven Winters Associates, and Oliver Klein of 475 High Performance Building Supply in Brooklyn for a program on Insulation and the Building Envelope for small commercial project and residential projects. 3 HSW hours available.Read More
Join SWA at NYSAFAH's Annual Conference & Showplace this year! This conference is the premier gathering of agencies, developers, and affordable housing professionals around the country. It is the main networking event of the year for New York's affordable housing professionals and the partners who work with them to increase housing opportunities through the financing, development, and preservation of affordable housing.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