75% of buildings covered under NYC Local Law 97 will need to reduce their carbon emissions to avoid fines.
Whether targeting energy-use or carbon emissions, a whole-building approach to performance will help you achieve your neutrality goals.
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) has been selected by Washington, D.C.’s Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) to perform a detailed analysis of costs and benefits associated with the Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) program, which will allow DOEE to implement the District’s plan to encourage energy performance improvements in existing buildings.
With few exceptions, newly constructed multifamily housing in the US is subject to stringent accessible design and construction requirements. What happens when these heavily regulated buildings rise to the challenge of Passive House design? Theresa D’Andrea, Senior Accessibility Consultant, and Joanna Grab, Senior Sustainability Consultant, thoroughly investigate the intersection of accessible and Passive House design for multifamily buildings. They explore how façade and assembly adjustments and interior layout changes late in the construction documents phase impact both accessibility compliance and Passive House certification. They go over the design and operational items that must be considered to reduce energy use and at the same time ensure compliance with accessibility requirements. Presentation is on 1/14/21 from 1-2:30pm.
SWA's Marc Zuluaga is co-presenting "Preparing for Carbon Emission Limits under NYC Local Law 97," a live, interactive webinar, on January 26th from 8am-3:30pm. Marc's specific segment is on "Positioning Yourself (and Your Building) for Carbon Compliance."