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.
SWA's Gayathri Vijayakumar was featured as one of Nonprofit Resource's influential women in honor of National Women's Month and Equal Pay Day.
SWA Project, Star Garments Innovation Center, received the 2020 Design Award of merit in the sustainability category. This project, which is the first Passive House in Sri Lanka, was awarded by the AIA New York chapter for it’s “design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.”
This presentation will explore the challenges and potential solutions for retrofitting 4 very different projects to the Passive House standard. The content will cover general challenges of deep energy retrofits, the typical steps involved and dive into the details of real projects attempting to achieve certification. The case studies cover high rise residential applications, a hotel, senior housing and dormitories as well as detailing pathways for historic restoration.
*Note: NAPHN 2020 sessions will be pre-recorded - not live. The conference will now start, Wednesday, June 24 at 1-4 pm EST. It will then continue every Wednesday, 1-4 pm EST, for the following five weeks, ending on July 29. Please visit www.naphnconference.com for more information*
Accelerating climate disruptions and public policy initiatives are driving uncertainty about the future effectiveness of our investments today. The core mission of Passive House 2020 is to demonstrate and discuss how (and why) building owners, developers, and occupants are choosing Passive House to improve outcomes, minimize uncertainty and risk, provide more control, increase performance and enhance well-being.