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Are you passionate about what you do and driven to make lasting, impactful contributions toward improving our built environment? If so, you may have found a home at SWA.

Since 1972, SWA has been galvanizing change within the building industry. We develop industry standards, guidelines, and best practices to make buildings more energy efficient, accessible, healthy, and comfortable for those who inhabit them.

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Employee Stories

Want to know what it’s like to work with us? Our employees share how they arrived at SWA, their day-to-day responsibilities, their biggest challenges, and more!


An Intern Turned Passive House Consultant & Field Verifier

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Michael Schmidt explains how he made the leap from SWA summer intern to Building Systems Consultant on our Passive House team in New York City. Read Now

A Building Systems Analyst Helping to Decarbonize NYC

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Minaiel Shoaib, a Building Systems Analyst with SWA’s BODE (Buildings Operation, Decarbonization, and Efficiency) group, talks about working on a team that helps lower energy use and carbon emissions from existing buildings. Read Now

A Senior Sustainability Consultant Advocating for Net Zero

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Joe Andracchio, a Senior Sustainability Consultant on our Residential Buildings Services team in Washington, DC, discusses his passion for educating our industry about practical solutions to achieve net-zero buildings. Read Now


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