Energy prices and technologies have changed – your building systems should too.
SWA Sustainability Director, Karla Butterfield, has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for the second consecutive year. Since becoming a Verifier in 2008, she has helped 1,818 units to achieve certification, with another 1,221 units currently in the process of construction and/or NGBS registration. Karla is one of only eight professionals worldwide to hold the designation of NGBS Green Master Verifier.
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.
Better buildings happen when we innovate, collaborate, and learn together. GreenCon is the flagship green building conference and expo of central Pennsylvania. Listeners from over 80 countries tune in to understand different facets of sustainability, why they’re important, and how they can help advance them in their personal lives. The podcast can be found at sustainabilitydefined.com and through all podcast media outlets.
There is no single heating and/or cooling system that can be universally recommended, as each home has different circumstances that must be considered. This session will explore the fundamental concepts of selecting and properly distributing conditioned air throughout the home. The pros and cons of each system type will be considered in some detail, particularly with respect to first cost, energy performance, installation issues, and maintenance needs.