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SWA’s Adam Romano Recognized with 2022 AEE International Award

  • September 22, 2022

We're proud to announce that Adam Romano, Principal Building Systems Consultant at SWA, received the 2022 International Award for Energy Professional Development from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

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SWA Joins Boston Climatetech Incubator Greentown Labs

  • September 20, 2022

We are proud to announce that SWA has established a new office at Boston-based climatetech incubator, Greentown Labs. SWA’s growing roster of local energy, sustainability, and accessibility consultants will now be based at Greentown Labs’ headquarters in Somerville, MA.

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Steven Winter Discusses 50 Years of SWA on Radio BE-Ex

  • August 25, 2022

As part of SWA's 50th anniversary celebration, our founder and chairman of the board, Steven Winter, is a guest on Radio BE-Ex. Steven delves into his storied career as founder of SWA and as chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council from 1999 to 2003.

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SWA Partners with DC’s Affordable Housing Retrofit Accelerator

  • July 18, 2022

Steven Winter Associates (SWA) is proud to participate as an energy auditing firm for DC’s Affordable Housing Retrofit Accelerator (AHRA), which will help affordable housing properties comply with the district’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS).

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Steven Winter Associates, Inc. Announces New CEO

  • December 16, 2021

Steven Winter Associates, Inc.’s Board of Directors has appointed Srikanth Puttagunta as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer after Marc Zuluaga stepped down from the role last month.

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DOEE Releases Final BEPS Compliance Rules for Washington, D.C., Building Owners

  • November 18, 2021

SWA is working closely with clients that are evaluating their BEPS compliance options to determine the most cost-effective pathway for their buildings.

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SWA Partners with The Clean Fight to Support Decarbonization Startups

  • November 16, 2021

The Clean Fight New York announced its second cohort of startups working to decarbonize and electrify the mass of New York’s non-luxury residential and commercial buildings, including below-market-rate, affordable housing. As a Clean Fight customer partner, SWA will work with these companies as they scale their technologies and services.

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SWA Staff Help Draft NYC Construction Code Revisions Approved by City Council

  • October 8, 2021

Three members of the Steven Winter Associates staff were selected to help draft extensive revisions to New York City's Construction Codes. They volunteered their time to help advance building safety, sustainability, and accessibility in NYC.

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Two SWA Projects Honored at 2021 CTGBC Green Building Awards

  • October 8, 2021

The Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) announced that two Steven Winter Associates projects received recognition. The Tyler received the Award of Excellence and Sendero Verde received the Multifamily Merit Award.

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SWA’s Karla Butterfield and James Fera Recognized as Home Innovation 2020 NGBS Green Partners of Excellence

  • August 13, 2021

Karla Butterfield, Sustainability Director at Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA), and James Fera, Sustainability Consultant at SWA, have both been named Home Innovation NGBS Green Partners of Excellence for 2020.

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SWA Awarded US EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for Tenth Consecutive Year

  • August 11, 2021

2021 marks the tenth year that SWA has received the Indoor airPLUS Leader recognition from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This annual award recognizes market leading homebuilders and raters who promote safer, healthier, and more comfortable indoor environments by participating in this home labeling program, utilizing the Indoor airPLUS brand in their marketing, and educating the general public about the enhanced indoor air quality protections they offer to new home buyers.

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SWA Collaborates to Advance Inclusive Design as Building Performance

  • July 20, 2021

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. recently launched a new partnership dedicated to advancing the firm’s work in inclusive design. The collaboration aims to align inclusive design with sustainability, health, and other high-priority building performance initiatives. The team will explore innovative applications of inclusive design across disability, gender, culture, LGBTQ+ identity, language, among other factors of human diversity, and will be introducing a participatory inclusive design model centered on connecting architectural project teams with a diverse range of building users and community members.

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Announcing Partnership with Building Innovation Hub as Founding Member

  • April 13, 2021

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is excited to announce our partnership with the Institute for Market Transformation’s Building Innovation Hub (The Hub) as a founding member. We will help play a key role in ensuring that building industry professionals across the District have access to resources that allow them to build, operate, and maintain more efficient and resilient buildings which benefit both their occupants and the environment.

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Cooper Park Commons Building 2 Awarded in Second Round of Buildings of Excellence Competition

  • March 23, 2021

Building 2 of Cooper Park Commons was recently selected as a $1 million winner in the second round of New York State’s Buildings of Excellence Competition for its high efficiency, low carbon emitting design. The project is also one of five projects awarded a Blue Ribbon for Design Excellence by the Architectural League of New York, based on building and unit design, space functionality and use by occupants, site context, and integration of energy saving and resiliency measures into overall design goals.

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SWA Pre-Approved to Perform NYSERDA FlexTech IAQ Studies

  • January 20, 2021

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) has been pre-approved to perform eligible indoor air quality (IAQ) studies under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) program.

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SWA Project Shortlisted as International Project of the Year

  • January 15, 2021

SWA project, Cornell Tech, is nominated by CIBSE Journal as the International Project of the Year for the 2021 Building Performance Awards. The award winners will be announced on February 25th at the CIBSE award ceremony.

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Steven Winter Associates Selected to Implement Ambitious Plan to Reduce DC Building Emissions

  • November 11, 2020

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.

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2020 CTGBC Green Building Award Recipients

  • October 30, 2020

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is happy to announce that one of our team members and three of our projects received awards at this year’s Connecticut Green Building Council Awards Ceremony.

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Article Co-Authored by SWA Published in Springer Nature

  • October 16, 2020

“Venting for health: indoor air quality improvements from upgraded ventilation systems in multifamily high-rise housing,” co-authored by Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), investigates the impact of various ventilation upgrades on indoor air quality (IAQ).

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SWA Awarded US EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for Ninth Consecutive Year

  • September 11, 2020

SWA is honored to be recognized as a 2020 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award Winner for the ninth consecutive year! Since 2012, we have verified over 800 Indoor airPLUS qualified homes throughout New England, New Jersey, New York and the DC area.

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Grass House Announced as Recipient of USGBC-NCR Responsible Design Award

  • July 29, 2020

The National Capital Region chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council awarded a SWA project, Grass House, the Responsible Design Award at their annual "A Midsummer Night's Green" celebration.

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3365 Third Avenue is a USGBC LEED Homes Awards Recipient in the Outstanding Affordable Project Category

  • July 22, 2020

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded a Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) project, 3365 Third Avenue, as a LEED Homes Award winner in the Outstanding Affordable Project category.

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Karla Butterfield Recognized as Home Innovation 2019 NGBS Green Partner of Excellence

  • June 4, 2020

Karla Butterfield, Sustainability Director at Steven Winter Associates, Inc. has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2019.

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SWA’s Gayathri Vijayakumar Acknowledged by NPR as 2020 Influential Woman

  • April 13, 2020

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.

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AIA New York Names SWA Project as 2020 Design Award Recipient

  • January 24, 2020

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.”

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Sentient Buildings & SWA CEO Featured in Commercial Observer Article

  • January 23, 2020

David Unger, founder of Sentient Buildings, as well as SWA CEO Marc Zuluaga, are featured in this Commercial Observer article. The mission of Sentient Buildings, an IOT company partly owned by SWA, is to "marry the internet of things" to enhance efficiency, save energy, and improve tenant comfort.

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SWA Authored, “NYC Biggest Sustainable Surprise,” featured in Home Energy Magazine

  • December 11, 2019

At nearly 75 years old, New York City's largest apartment complex, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, continues to raise the bar for sustainability and energy-efficient retrofits. The past decade has been particularly transformative and noteworthy for the strategic emphasis placed on improving building performance. The 500-plus staff members at the complex have worked with Steven Winter Associates to achieve the highest levels of energy efficiency and sustainability, all while housing a population that is the size of a small city.

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D.C. High-Performance Buildings Hub Created to Help Building Owners Comply With Climate Goals

  • December 4, 2019

To help the District achieve its ambitious climate commitments, create jobs, and grow its economy, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), under the leadership of Mayor Muriel Bowser, has developed a new High-Performance Building Hub to provide critical hands-on assistance to the District’s real estate community and building industry professionals affected by the law. Steven Winter Associates Inc., as well as ARUP, the Building Energy Exchange, and New Buildings Institute completed a needs assessment of the specific training, capacity buildings, support, and technical assistance needs of the District’s building owners and the consultants they rely on; such as architects, contractors, facility managers, property managers, and real estate brokers.

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Seven SWA Projects Awarded at NYSERDA’s Buildings of Excellence Awards

  • November 20, 2019

SWA team members attended the Building of Excellence Awards, where seven SWA projects were awarded. NYSERDA’s Buildings of Excellence competition incentivizes innovative multifamily projects that aim to achieve near- to net-zero carbon emissions through design, construction, and operation.
The competition, which was started by Governor Cuomo in support of the Green New Deal, has a $40M award pool to be distributed throughout three rounds.

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SWA’s Accessibility Director Interviewed on USGBC Podcast

  • November 7, 2019

SWA Senior VP and Managing Director of Accessibility Services, Peter Stratton, was interviewed on USGBC's podcast "Built for Health." The conversation takes a look at how designing with accessibility in mind is a smart sustainability move, and what the importance is in creating adaptable spaces that work for everyone.

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NYSERDA to provide up to $4 million to develop Next Generation Innovation

  • November 5, 2019

The Next Generation Innovation Challenges support clean energy companies that want to develop, commercialize and demonstrate new technologies for HVAC systems. SWA is working with a NYS manufacturer to design and demonstrate a new system for individual heating and cooling units in hotels and multifamily buildings which is expected to reduce greenhouse emissions by 20% or more compared to conventional systems.

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An Interview with SWA’s Director of Passive House Services

  • October 24, 2019

SWA's Director of Passive House Services, Lois Arena, was interviewed alongside Deborah Moelis of Handel Architects for Passive House Accelerator.

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SWA Projects Receive Awards at CTGBC Green Building Awards

  • October 4, 2019

SWA accepted the 2019 Out-of-State Award of Merit and the Institutional Award of Honor at the 2019 CTGBC Green Building Awards Ceremony on behalf of the MGM Springfield project and UCONN Engineering & Science building.

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SWA’s CEO Interviewed for Habitat Magazine

  • September 18, 2019

SWA CEO Marc Zuluaga discusses the links between the pragmatic application of smart building principles and compliance with New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act in an interview with Habitat Magazine.

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SWA Honored for Eighth Consecutive Year as EPA Indoor airPLUS Leader

  • August 21, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Steven Winter Associates for our outstanding commitment to constructing homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS Program. SWA was one of four Home Energy Raters to be awarded with a 2019 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award.

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The Grass House Receives 2019 Washingtonian Residential Design Award

  • August 15, 2019

The AIA Washington DC Chapter has awarded The Grass House Project as a recipient of the 2019 Washingtonian Residential Design Award. SWA provided sustainability consulting services and was the Green Rater for this highly efficient, nature-inspired, unique building.

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SWA’s Director of Passive House Services Featured in New York Times Article

  • July 15, 2019

A New York Times article on New York City's goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, 'Counting Down to a Green New York', quoted Lois Arena, and discusses multiple SWA projects that are using Passive House design to decrease building's carbon emissions.

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GreenHomeNYC featured on WFUV

  • July 8, 2019

The WFUV radio station's Strike a Chord campaign this summer is focusing on energy conservation and the individuals/companies working in sustainability. Katie Schwamb, Senior Sustainability Consultant at SWA, discusses her involvement in GreenHomeNYC- an organization working to raise awareness regarding energy consumption in the built environment.

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SWA Announces New Leadership

  • June 19, 2019

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. announces new leadership following the retirement of former President, Dianne Griffiths. Appointed by the firm’s Board of Directors, Marc Zuluaga will step in as Chief Executive Officer, and Srikanth Puttagunta will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer. This transition solidifies an expanded leadership team with a long track record of empowering innovative employees.

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CAMBA Gardens Phase II Honored with 2018 LEED Homes Award

  • June 18, 2019

CAMBA Gardens Phase II, located in Wingate, Brooklyn, has been selected as a 2018 LEED Homes Award winner in the Outstanding Affordable Project category. SWA is proud to have served as the sustainability and energy consultants for this project, which will continue to provide affordable housing for tenants and establish positive and beneficial relationships with the hospital and community.

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SWA Earns ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award

  • May 22, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named SWA a 2019 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader. The award recognizes builders and raters that verify an outstanding number of ENERGY STAR certified homes, in which SWA contributed to 242 in 2018 alone!

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Steven Winter Associates Joins IWBI as a Cornerstone Member

  • April 30, 2019

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) announced its involvement in the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) membership program as a Cornerstone Member. SWA is excited to join like-minded companies from across the globe that are committed to enhancing buildings and communities to help people thrive.

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SWA Becomes Passive House Institute Certifier

  • April 4, 2019

The Passive House team at SWA has become one of only two firms located in the United States to be listed as an accredited certifier for the Passive House Institute (PHI). By extending this service offering, SWA can significantly contribute to the growth of the Passive House market in the U.S.

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Candela Lofts Honored by USGBC-NJ as LEED Project of the Year: Residential Passive House

  • March 20, 2019

Candela Lofts, located in Hoboken, New Jersey, was awarded LEED Project of the Year in the Residential Passive House category by the USGBC-NJ Chapter. SWA is honored to have served on the project team for Candela Lofts, helping it to obtain this outstanding achievement in green building and sustainability.

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USGBC Announces Inclusive Design Pilot Credit Proposed by SWA

  • March 1, 2019

USGBC has announced that it will now include an inclusive design pilot credit for the LEED rating system. The intrinsic connection between green building, health, and accessibility is what led SWA to propose this credit back in 2017. We are excited and proud of our contribution toward improving the LEED program with a more holistic approach to building design and construction.

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As one Building America Project Ends, Another Begins for SWA’s Research Team

  • February 25, 2019

On January 29, the DOE announced the allocation of $42 million in project selections for innovative building research, which included funding for SWA’s proposal to conduct research to develop a low-load integrated heating, dehumidification, and air conditioning (HDAC) comfort system.

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Karla Butterfield Named 2018 NGBS Green Partner of Excellence

  • February 25, 2019

Karla Butterfield has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for the third consecutive year. NGBS Green, which is based on the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS), has certified more homes than any other national green home certification program thanks in large part to its knowledgeable in-field verifiers.

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SWA’s Managing Director of Accessibility Services Quoted in New York Times Article

  • February 8, 2019

A New York Times article on accessible housing in NYC, 'Where Luxury Meets Accessibility', quoted Peter Stratton while discussing the types of litigation often faced by developers.

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New York’s First LEED for Communities Certification

  • February 5, 2019

New York’s Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, the largest rental apartment complex in the US, is the first in New York State to earn the LEED for Communities certification. Steven Winter Associates led the certification process for this landmark accomplishment, which earned a LEED Platinum rating.

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Peter Stratton’s Interview on ADA Compliance

  • January 11, 2019

SWA Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Accessibility Services, Peter Stratton, was recently interviewed by Common Edge Magazine to discuss why architects still struggle with accessibility and ADA compliance.

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Maureen Mahle of Steven Winter Associates Selected as 2018 LEED Fellow

  • November 9, 2018

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. announces that Maureen Mahle, Managing Director of Sustainable Housing Services, has been named a 2018 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). LEED Fellows are LEED Professionals at the top of their fields in green building design, engineering, and development.

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Announcing the Smart Buildings NYC Website

  • October 23, 2018

The definition of a Smart Home has been refined over the past decade. However, the same cannot yet be said for the idea of Smart Buildings. These spaces in which many of us live or work are much more complex, use far more energy and resources, and require a multi-faceted approach to making them “smarter.” Steven Winter Associates and Sentient Buildings have created an online resource to serve as a forum for understanding Smart Buildings, in New York City and beyond.

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SWA Wins 2018 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for Seventh Consecutive Year

  • September 18, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Steven Winter Associates for our outstanding commitment to constructing homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS Program. SWA was one of three Home Energy Raters to be awarded with a 2018 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award.

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SWA Projects Take Top Honors in USGBC’s LEED Homes Awards

  • June 29, 2018

The USGBC recently released the 2017 LEED Homes Award recipients. Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is proud to have been part of these incredible project teams: The House at Cornell Tech, recipient of the Project of the Year award and JHM Group’s Crescent Crossings, awarded Outstanding Affordable Project. Several of SWA’s clients were also awarded for their continued commitment to LEED Certification including The Hudson Companies, named Outstanding Multifamily Developer, as well as The Community Builders and JHM Group were also acknowledged as 2017 Power Builders.

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Universal Design Principles Published in New WELL Building Standard (WELL v2)

  • June 20, 2018

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has formally adopted Universal Design (UD) principles into the new and improved WELL Building Standard version 2 (WELL v2). Inclusion of the UD concepts were proposed by Steven Winter Associates’ Accessibility Team in February of 2017. SWA is thrilled at the news of this achievement, solidifying Universal Design as an option for anyone wishing to pursue the WELL v2 certification.

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EVGB on East 14th Street – Raising the Bar for Sustainable Buildings in NYC

  • May 22, 2018

Extell Development Company’s newest edition to their portfolio is located in Manhattan’s exciting East Village neighborhood. The project, referred to as EVGB, will comprise 160 residential rental apartments as well as retail space on the ground floor. Under the guidance of Steven Winter Associates, Inc., the project is currently pursuing a range of sustainability and energy efficiency performance standards.

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CAMBA Gardens Receives Excellence in Affordable Housing Award from ULI

  • April 26, 2018

We are pleased to announce that CAMBA Gardens Phase I and II located in Wingate, Brooklyn, has been recognized by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as a winner of the 2018 Excellence in Affordable Housing Development award. As the sustainability and energy consultants, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) facilitated the project’s certification under multiple energy efficiency programs, including LEED®, ENERGY STAR®, and Enterprise Green Communities®.

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Gayathri Vijayakumar Appointed as Chairwoman of the RESNET Standards Development Committee 300

  • March 15, 2018

The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Standards Management Board has appointed Gayathri Vijayakumar of Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) to serve as Chairwoman of the RESNET Standards Development Committee 300 (SDC 300). The SDC 300’s primary function is to oversee and amend RESNET's Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating System Standard, as well as provide oversight of the ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 301 and the ANSI/RESNET/ICC Standard 380, both of which are cited in the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

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Karla Butterfield Named 2017 NGBS Green Partner of Excellence

  • February 5, 2018

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.

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Lois Arena Featured in Architectural Record Magazine

  • November 30, 2017

SWA's Director of Passive House Services, Lois Arena, talks with Architectural Record Magazine about the advantages of building at a larger scale, from a building-envelope perspective. Find out what the critics have to say about The House at Cornell Tech in this recent article by Architectural Record Magazine.

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SWA Staff Selected to Participate in Revision of NYC Construction Codes

  • November 15, 2017

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.

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Crescent Crossings Receives Residential Project Award of Honor at 2017 CTGBC Awards

  • November 3, 2017

Crescent Crossings, a recently developed affordable housing complex in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was honored at the Connecticut Green Building Council's (CTGBC) Award Ceremony on December 2, 2017. The development received the Residential Project Award of Honor, the highest award in the Residential category. Projects were judged on categories such as sustainable goals, challenges, innovative strategies and performance metrics.

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One for the Books: Cornell Tech Officially Certified World’s Tallest Passive House

  • October 23, 2017

October 17th marked the official designation of The House at Cornell Tech as the tallest Passive House Certified building in the world. The House is a 26-story residential tower designed by Handel Architects, and developed by The Hudson Companies, The Related Companies, and Cornell University. SWA provided Passive House consulting, green building certification services, commissioning, accessibility consulting, and energy modeling services for the project.

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USGBC Announces Recipients of their 2017 LEED Homes Awards

  • September 22, 2017

On September 12, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the winners of their annual LEED Homes Awards. The awards recognize innovative projects, developers, and builders who lead the residential market in sustainable development. The awards also recognize the "LEED Homes Power Builders", which honors an elite group of developers and builders that have exhibited an outstanding commitment to LEED and the green building movement within the residential sector. Steven Winter Associates provided services to three of the LEED Homes Power Builders, including a winner of the Outstanding Affordable Project Award.

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SWA Wins 2017 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

  • August 28, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Steven Winter Associates for our outstanding commitment to constructing homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS Program. SWA was one of four Home Energy Raters to be awarded with a 2017 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award.

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SWA Expands Enclosure Consulting Services

  • July 19, 2017

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is excited to announce the expansion of our Building Enclosure Design and Consulting Services with the addition of four enclosure experts formerly of James R. Gainfort, AIA Consulting Architects (JRGAIA). JRGAIA provides enclosure consulting services to some of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country, including New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, The Clark in Williamstown, MA, and currently, The Culture Shed in Hudson Yards.

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SWA Project Receives Multiple Industry Awards

  • June 13, 2017

195 Broadway, an historic Manhattan site owned by L&L Holdings, was named a recipient of the 2017 Excelsior Award and the 2017 NYCxDESIGN Award by The American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) and Interior Design Magazine. Steven Winter Associates provided accessibility consulting to the project's Design Architect, Gabellini Sheppard.

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Two SWA Projects Honored by ULI New York

  • May 1, 2017

Two SWA projects have been honored with 2017 Awards for Excellence in Development by Urban Land Institute New York. The Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding development projects in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors across New York State that best exemplify ULI’s commitment to responsible land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities.

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Karla Butterfield Recognized as Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence

  • January 16, 2017

Karla Butterfield has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2016. NGBS Green, which is based on the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS), has certified more homes than any other national green home certification program thanks in large part to its knowledgeable in-field verifiers.

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Mamaroneck Self Storage Takes Top Commercial Honor

  • December 1, 2016

Mamaroneck Self Storage is the recipient of the 2016 HOBI Award for Best Green Commercial Project by The HBRA of Connecticut. The HOBI Awards are the most prestigious awards presented annually by the Connecticut-based association of construction professionals recognizing excellence in design, construction, sales and marketing, and financing by members of the organization.

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JHM Group Honored as a Stamford 2030 District’s Change Maker

  • November 16, 2016

JHM Group, a client of Steven Winter Associates, was honored at the Stamford 2030 District's Second Annual Change Makers Awards ceremony on October 5, 2016 for the development of Crescent Crossings in Bridgeport. As an affordable developer, JHM Group has continued to increase indoor air quality, energy, water, and resource efficiency with each consecutive development.

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SWA’s Proven Track Record with LEED BD+C

  • October 18, 2016

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) recently designated Steven Winter Associates (SWA) as a LEED Proven Provider Organization, for the Building Design + Construction (BD+C) rating system family, which includes LEED for New Construction, LEED for Schools, LEED for Core + Shell and Retail: New Construction.

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New Sustainability How-to Guide, Co-Written by SWA Sustainability Consultant Trevor Anderson, Released by IFMA

  • August 30, 2016

SWA is proud to announce the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)'s release of "Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint." Co-written by Trevor Anderson (SWA) and Dr. Sharon Jaye (Green Schools Alliance), this guide examines carbon footprinting from the perspective of a facility management professional.

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Steven Winter Associates Announces Launch of Accessible Product Guide

  • August 12, 2016

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Accessible Product Guide, an innovative online tool to help architects, builders, developers, and homeowners find products that enhance the accessibility and usability of spaces. The guide contains products for commercial, residential, and retail projects, and features a wide range of categories, including door hardware, drinking fountains, faucets, pools, ramps, lavatories, and more.

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Three Steven Winter Associates Projects Earn US DOE Housing Innovation Awards

  • August 10, 2016

The Torcellini Residence in Eastford, CT, the Perkins Road project in New Hartford, CT, and the Sustainable Living Center, part of the TREE Project in Ithaca, NY, have been recognized among the nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes.

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Victoria Lanteigne Featured in CT Post Article on The WELL Building Standard

  • August 3, 2016

Senior Accessibility Consultant, Victoria Lanteigne, one of few certified WELL accredited professionals across the country, offers her thoughts on the WELL Building Standard's current state as well as its future.

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CT’s Taft Faculty Residence Recipient of USGBC LEED Homes Award

  • June 29, 2016

A Steven Winter Associates project, the Taft School Faculty Home, recently received recognition as a USGBC LEED Homes award recipient. This annual recognition highlights projects, developers and builders leading the residential market for sustainable development.

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US EPA honors SWA with 2016 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award

  • June 29, 2016

SWA has been recognized by the EPA for the 5th consecutive year for our outstanding commitment to verifying homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS Program.

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SWA Projects Win Big in CT Zero Energy Challenge

  • April 21, 2016

The sixth annual CT Zero Energy Challenge featured nine new homes from across the state that exemplified efficient design. SWA provided sustainability consulting services for two of the three near net-zero energy overall winners.

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SWA Examines Importance of IAQ in Green Energy Times

  • April 15, 2016

In the latest issue of Green Energy Times, SWA examines the certification programs, operational strategies, and occupant behavior trends that contribute to enhanced indoor air quality (IAQ). Find the complete article on page 29 of the April-June 2016 issue linked below.

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Mike Flatley BOMA Outstanding Local Member of the Year

  • March 24, 2016

Mike recieved a BOMA Pinnacle Award for his consistent, outstanding contributions to BOMA/NY that began 25 years ago and continue with the same level of dedication today. Among his many contributions are participation as a panelist for eight BOMA/NY energy seminars, serving as a member of the Energy & Sustainability Committee, advocating for Local Laws, providing input on green leases and Con Edison steam demand billing, and currently, providing expert advice on the Mayoral 80 X 50 initiative.

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“PureBlue” Brookfield Home Profiled in The Washington Post

  • February 18, 2016

The Washington Post looks beyond the photovoltaic array and extensive grey water system to examine the architectural nuances that make the 'PureBlue' net zero-energy home one of the most efficient in the Washington, DC area.

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Karla Butterfield Named NGBS Green Master Verifier™

  • February 17, 2016

Having certified over 1470 units of multifamily space using the NGBS system, Steven Winter Associates’ Karla Butterfield is among the industry’s first to receive the title of NGBS Green Master Verifier™

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Heather Breslin Published in Green Energy Times

  • February 1, 2016

Green Energy Times, New England's premier regional energy efficiency and sustainable design periodical, featured an expose by SWA's Heather Breslin examining Passive House benefits and the uptick in affordable and supportive housing constructed to meet Passive House standards. Find the complete article on page 27 of the February-April 2016 issue linked below.

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Report: Steam Heat Fixes to NYC Apartments Could Save Millions

  • November 20, 2015

SWA and NRDC release report detailing energy efficiency upgrades to the steam heating systems found in the vast majority of NYC apartments could save building owners $147 million in annual energy costs and maintenance savings.

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Lois Arena; Resiliency Talk

SWA’s Lois Arena Speaks on Resiliency and Microgrids

  • November 17, 2015

Senior Mechanical Engineer Lois Arena discusses SWA led resiliency studies and microgrid work in NY state. 'ImcTV' footage taken from the "Interrelationship of Sustainability and Resiliency Presentation."

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The Taft House: Green Building

Three SWA Projects Win US DOE Innovation Awards

  • October 16, 2015

The award-winning projects include TREE at EcoVillage in Ithaca, NY; The Trolle Residence in Danbury, CT; and the Singer Development in Derby, CT. SWA provided energy modeling, design reviews, verification, testing, and documentation to support third-party verification under a variety of green building programs for all projects.

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2015 CTGBC Green Building Awards

  • September 4, 2015

The Benker Residence, a SWA led net zero-energy single family home in South Glastonbury, CT, honored with Residential Award of Merit.

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CT Residential Buildings Earn NGBS Gold Certification

  • July 8, 2015

SWA guided five residential buildings in The Sound at Gateway Commons community to achieve National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) Gold Certification and significant energy savings.

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World’s Tallest Passive House Breaks Ground in NYC

  • June 23, 2015

Set to become world’s tallest passive house project, SWA is facilitating Cornell Tech and its partners the Hudson Companies and the Related Companies to achieve this distinction for the residential building to be constructed on the Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island.

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Nicole Ceci Honored Among “Pioneering Women in Real Estate 2015”

  • June 1, 2015

SWA Senior Energy Engineer Nicole Ceci named to Sokol Media's "Pioneering Women in Real Estate 2015" list. Flip to page 23 of the digital publication for Nicole's complete profile.

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Marc Zuluaga Receives CSG Magazine’s 2015 40 Under 40 Award

  • May 22, 2015

Marc Zuluaga, Senior VP and Director of Multifamily Services at SWA, receives 2015 40 Under 40 award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine.

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SWA Project Nominated as a Finalist for Urban Green Council’s EBie Award

  • May 19, 2015

Roosevelt Landings, a large-scale residential complex located on Roosevelt Island in New York City, is nominated as a finalist in the Verdant Brainiac category of the 2015 EBie Awards.

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US EPA honors SWA with 2015 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award

  • May 13, 2015

For the 4th consecutive year, SWA is recognized by the EPA for our outstanding commitment to verifying homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS Program.

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SWA Projects Receive Top Honors in CT Zero Energy Challenge

  • April 1, 2015

Innovative residential projects in South Glastonbury, Watertown, New Haven, and Greenwich recognized in CT sustainable housing competition for their outstanding commitment to energy-efficient design and construction.

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Graduate Student Teams Conduct Site Visit for HUD’s 2015 IAH Student Design & Planning Competition

  • March 18, 2015

Graduate student teams selected as finalists in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2015 Innovation in Affordable Housing competition gathered in Houma, LA for a site visit to the buildings they've been challenged with redesigning. Houma local media has the full report, including a spot on SWA's role working with HUD to organize the annual competition.

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Featured in The NY Times: “Spending Through the Roof” Report Released

  • March 17, 2015

We are excited to announce the release and NYT coverage of "Spending Through the Roof", an Urban Green Council report, funded by NYSERDA and created based on a study conducted by Steven Winter Associates! The environmental report examines heat's costly escape through improperly sealed elevator shafts in NYC buildings.

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Maureen Mahle Recognized as a Top Professional Under 40

  • March 12, 2015

SWA's Vice President and Director of Sustainable Housing Services, Maureen Mahle, has been selected by Professional Builder Magazine as one of home-building's top young leaders. The award winners are featured in the March issue of the publication.

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SWA Project is 2015 RESNET Cross Border Challenge Winner

  • February 19, 2015

The Benker Residence project has received the award for the lowest HERS score with photovoltaics in the RESNET 2015 Cross Border Challenge, presented by RESNET and its Canadian counterpart, CRESNET. was published in this month's edition of Mann Report Management

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Peter Stratton’s Article Published in Mann Management

  • February 1, 2015

Stratton's article Is Housing Accessibility on Your Radar Screen? was published in this month's edition of Mann Report Management

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SWA Solidifies Agreement with Everyday Green

  • January 7, 2015

Effective January 1, Washington DC based sustainability consulting firm, Everyday Green, will operate as part of Steven Winter Associates. Everyday Green is a high-quality green building and energy efficiency services to the residential market in the DC Metro Area and Pennsylvania for over 6 years.

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Two From SWA Join NYC’s Resiliency Task Force

  • January 7, 2016

SWA's Marc Zuluaga and Maureen Mahle have been appointed to the NYC Building Resiliency Task Force. Convened in response to Superstorm Sandy, the Task Force will review current building codes and operational practices, and make recommendations to improve building resiliency and facilitate recovery.

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SWA Helps Properties Earn the First Multifamily ENERGY STAR® Certification in New York

  • November 19, 2014

SWA is pleased to announce that two projects have earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification for existing multifamily buildings. Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are the first and second properties respectively in New York State to earn certification under the new rating system.

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SWA’s Heather Breslin Talks About Resiliency in This Month’s Mann Management

  • November 16, 2014

Heather's article, One City Built to Last, describes five ways to start improving your building's energy performance now.

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Lois Arena’s Article Featured in Energy Design Update, the Monthly Newsletter on Energy-Efficiency Housing

  • November 11, 2014

See page five to read Lois' article, Evaluating and Expanding Research in Highly Insulated Walls.

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Nicole Ceci Writes Article Featured in Mann Report Management

  • October 16, 2014

SWA's Nicole Ceci writes ENERGY Star Scoring for Multifamily Buildings, featured in the most recent edition of Mann Report Management.

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Heather Nolen Receives NESEA’s Kate Goldstein Fund for Emerging Professionals

  • October 8, 2014

SWA Energy Consultant, Heather Nolen has been selected to receive a travel scholarship from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) through the Kate Goldstein Fund for Emerging Professionals.

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Three of SWA’s Projects Win US Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards

  • October 2, 2014

Steven Winter Associates, Inc., (SWA) is pleased to announce that three of their Zero Energy Read Home projects were honored at the second annual Department of Energy’s (DOE) Housing Innovation Awards.

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Steven Winter’s Vision 2020 Article Published in EcoBuilding Pulse

  • October 2, 2014

The Vision2020 article, Energy Efficiency + Building Science, discusses how building science is critical to meeting 2020 energy-efficiency targets.

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Three SWA Projects Receive CTGBC Green Building Awards

  • September 23, 2014

Fairchild Wheeler Multi-Magnet High School, 119 Bishop Street, and Gateway at 570 each received a 2014 Green Buildings Award presented by Connecticut Green Building Council.

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SWA Consults on Green Self-Storage Building in Mamaroneck, NY

  • September 8, 2014

Owners of Murphy Brothers Contracting Inc. recently celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 40,000-square-foot self-storage facility on their headquarters property in the village of Mamaroneck. SWA serves as the green-project consultant.

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CAMBA Gardens and Coney Island Commons Honored at 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards

  • August 1, 2014

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce selected two of SWA's recent multifamily projects, CAMBA Gardens and Coney Island Commons, to receive a Building Brooklyn Award.

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US EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Program Honors SWA with 2014 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award

  • July 22, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized SWA for its outstanding commitment to verifying homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS program.

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Roosevelt Island Celebrates New Gold Standard for Energy Efficient Buildings

  • July 3, 2014

SWA, Urban American, Urban Greenfit, LLC, and other project and community stakeholders, celebrated the completion of a $7.4M, large-scale retrofit project at the Roosevelt Landings’ ribbon cutting ceremony.

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SWA Announces Educational Partnership with AIA|DC

  • June 27, 2014

SWA is pleased to announce an innovative educational partnership with the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC). As accessibility continues to be an emerging area of interest among architects, AIA|DC has invited SWA’s Accessibility Compliance and Consulting Group to serve as a lead educator to its members on issues pertaining to accessible design and construction.

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SWA Joins the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington

  • June 13, 2014

SWA has recently joined the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) as an Allied Member, reaching nearly every major restaurant and food-service partner throughout the DC Metro area.

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New York’s Commercial Real Estate Community Gathers to Honor Its Most Notable Women

  • May 20, 2014

Catherine Luthin, President of Luthin Associates, and Lauren Brust, Director of Commercial Building Energy Services for SWA, were among sixteen women honored last night as the Top Women in Commercial Real Estate.

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SWA’s Project Receives Highest Honor in 2014 GSA Design Awards Program

  • May 19, 2014

The U.S. Land Port of Entry in Van Buren, Maine, has received the highest award in the 2014 U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Awards Program. SWA provided LEED consulting services on this project, and along with the project team members, was recognized for the substantial work in sustainability at the LEED® registered Port of Entry, currently targeting Silver certification.

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Dealing with Ducts Article in Home Energy Magazine

  • May 10, 2014

Ductwork installed in unconditioned spaces can contribute significantly to the overall heating and cooling costs of residential buildings. SWA's Bill Zoeller uncovers effective strategies for dealing with ducts in these spaces in this Home Energy article.

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Steven Winter Featured in EcoBuilding Pulse Article: Health, Safety, and Welfare Also Includes Building Performance

  • May 3, 2014

Hanley Wood Sustainability Council members Steven Winter and Maureen Guttman discuss the role of incentives and regulations in moving high-performance building into mainstream practice.

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SWA’s Project Nominated as a Finalist for Urban Green Council’s EBie Award

  • May 1, 2014

The Twin Parks project marks Steven Winter Associates’ third consecutive nomination for this prestigious award.

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SWA is Recognized for the Fourth Consecutive Year as ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award

  • April 18, 2014

SWA earns award for work in promoting energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by contributing to 320 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes in 2013.

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Blue Sea Development Company Selected as Outstanding Affordable Developer by the USGBC

  • April 9, 2014

SWA is pleased to announce the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has selected client Blue Sea Development Company as the Outstanding Affordable Developer Award winner in the 2013 LEED® for Homes™ Awards.

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SWA’s New Hire Solidifies Commitment to Expand Accessibility Services in Washington DC

  • March 5, 2014

SWA is pleased to announce the full expansion of its Accessibility Compliance and Consulting Group to the firm’s Washington, DC location.

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Steven Winter Appointed to the 2014 Hanley Wood Sustainability Council

  • February 11, 2014

Steven Winter has been selected to join the 2014 Hanley Wood Sustainability Council. Steven is one of ten cross-disciplinary experts handpicked to guide the council’s Vision 2020 initiative, which is now in its third year.

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WegoWise and Steven Winter Associates Unveil Integrated Multifamily Benchmarking Service

  • February 5, 2014

WegoWise and SWA have announced a partnership created to offer a new service for benchmarking in multifamily buildings. The service combines utility data analysis and auditing services to help New York property owners comply with Local Law 84 energy disclosure mandates.

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Steven Winter Featured in Huffington Post Article “Going Green in 2014: A Conversation with Two Thought Leaders on Urban Green Design”

  • January 20, 2014

"Today, big data is allowing us to make more accurate predictions about future energy and sustainability performance based on data gathered from past performance. This gives designers confidence in building models, and it gives lenders the basis for financing predicted future savings," Steven Winter, via the Huffington Post.

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SWA Receives Awards for Energy Savings Achieved Through the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP)

  • December 11, 2013

SWA was recognized for achieving double the amount of energy savings required for projects completed through the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP).

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SWA Receives U.S. EPA’s 2013 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award

  • December 2, 2013

SWA has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2013 Indoor airPLUS Leader for advancing indoor air quality in residential construction and working at the forefront of the healthy homes movement.

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NYSERDA Recognizes SWA for Doubling Energy Savings in Multifamily Buildings

  • November 25, 2013

SWA was one of four firms in New York City recognized by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for achieving double the required energy savings on projects completed through the Multifamily Performance Program (MPP).

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SWA’s Nicole Ceci Writes Article on Benchmarking for Home Energy Magazine

  • November 20, 2013

Nicole Ceci, an Energy Engineer at SWA, writes article Multifamily Energy Performance: BENCHMARKING for Home Energy Magazine.

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SWA’s Project, Lehman College, Awarded Highest Green Building Certification

  • October 24, 2013

Lehman College’s new Science Hall recently became the first City University of New York school to be awarded a LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Preferred Builders Inc. Wins Big at DOE Challenge Home Builder Awards

  • October 23, 2013

Preferred Builders Inc., in partnership with Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA), announce a Grand Award-winning project in the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Challenge Home competition.

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400 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT Selected as the “Earth Building of the Year”

  • October 9, 2013

The Landis Group, in partnership with SWA, announce the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) has selected 400 Atlantic Street as the “Earth Building of the Year”.

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SWA Announces Four Projects as DOE Challenge Home Winners

  • September 25, 2013

SWA will be honored at the DOE Housing Innovation Awards breakfast for their contributions to four Challenge Home award-winning projects on October 4, 2013 in Irvine, CA.

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Optimizing Multifamily Buildings Article in Green Builder Magazine

  • August 28, 2013

SWA's Srikanth Puttagunta presents the best ways to improve energy efficiency and overall performance in multifamily buildings.

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Ventilating Multifamily Buildings Article in Green Builder Magazine

  • August 27, 2013

SWA's Dianne Griffiths presents the best practice to address ASHRAE 62.2 addendum J, concerning ventilation rates and if there are options to avoid air exchange with neighbors in multifamily buildings.

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SWA Launches New Website for DOE Building America Research Team

  • August 23, 2013

The new Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) website,, serves as a vital resource for builders, engineers, architects and other essential members of the home building industry.

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SWA is LEED Provider for Team Middlebury’s Solar Decathlon Project

  • August 14, 2013

"Some InSite into the Solar Decathlon Competition" published by USGBC, reports a team of students from Middlebury College on track to compete in the Solar Decathlon where they will unveil their 956sf home, InSite. SWA will work as the provider to help InSite achieve Platinum as a LEED for Homes project.

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SWA’s Project, The Hegeman Residence, Wins Building Brooklyn Award

  • July 19, 2013

SWA's multifamily project, The Hegeman Residence, received a Building Brooklyn Award, presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce at the 13th Annual Building Brooklyn Awards™.

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The New York Times References Study by SWA and Urban Green Council

  • July 19, 2013

The New York Times article " What's Cooler Than Cool? 78 Degrees on the AC" references the Urban Green Council's study " There are Holes in Our Walls" which was conducted by SWA.

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SWA Recommended in Honest Building for C-PACE Program Solution Provider

  • July 10, 2013

Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is an innovative program that is helping commercial, industrial, and multifamily property owners access affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings. SWA has helped many projects in Connecticut to leverage C-PACE financing options, and has been a champion of this program since its inception.

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Steven Winter Associates’ Residential Projects Receive 2013 Green Building Awards

  • June 28, 2013

Three of the SWA’s recent residential projects in the State of Connecticut, Chamberlain Heights, The Performance House, and The Lawrence Residence, were honored at the 2013 Green Building Awards. Connecticut Green Build Council’s (CTGBC) Green Building Awards honor energy-saving and cost-efficient projects that promote a sustainable future for Connecticut.

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NYC Building Resiliency Task Force Report Released with the Help of Experts from Steven Winter Associates

  • June 27, 2013

The Urban Green Council convened the Task Force following Hurricane Sandy at the request of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn. The report, a publication providing solutions to advance structural resiliency and mitigate climate change, was released with the help of SWA’s Marc Zuluaga, Maureen Mahle, Grant Salmon, and Jon Weiskopf.

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What’s in a Rating (Part 2)

  • May 20, 2013

SWA's Srikanth Puttagunta's "What's in a Rating (Part 2)" appears in the May edition of Energy Design Update. Part 1 discussed equipment ratings and how they can be extremely useful for designing and selecting equipment. This article goes more in depth, focusing on furnaces, boilers, and water heaters.

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SWA Project Nominated as a Finalist for Urban Green Council’s EBie Award

  • May 10, 2013

Seaside Plaza Apartments marks Steven Winter Associates’ second consecutive nomination for this prestigious award.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $40 Million for Large-Scale, Clean-Energy Power Systems to Guard Against Outages

  • May 2, 2013

SWA’s EBie-nominated project, Seaside Plaza, along with its sister project, Concord Court Building, are mentioned in Governor Cuomo’s press release regarding the $40 million in funds newly available for renewable initiatives. For both projects, SWA provided services to implement the Combined Heat & Power systems through the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program.

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What’s in a Rating?

  • April 20, 2013

This article written by SWA's Srikanth Puttagunta, appears in the April edition of Energy Design Update. It discusses equipment ratings and how they can be extremely useful in designing and selecting equipment as long as you are aware of their limitations when used to predict season energy use and costs.

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Steven Winter Associates Helps to Redefine Affordable Housing in the South Bronx

  • March 27, 2013

SWA is pleased to announce the completion of Arbor House, a LEED Platinum rated affordable housing complex located in the South Bronx section of New York City.

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Steven Winter Associates & BPC Green Builders Construct a Winning Home for the CT Zero Energy Challenge: 2012 Edition

  • March 1, 2013

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is pleased to announce a first place win for the Gainfort-McKay home, situated above Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield, CT, a home designed and constructed with sustainability in mind for the CT Zero Energy Challenge. For the third year in a row, the annual challenge has stimulated the creation and utilization of innovative technological solutions and techniques to promote the building of environmentally friendly homes that can be replicated across the country.

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New York Real Estate Journal Recognizes Steven Winter as Executive of the Month

  • February 26, 2013

This article lends insight into the vision that Steven Winter had when founding SWA over 40 years ago and highlights his dedication to sustainable design and innovation.

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Hotel Renovations and ADA Compliance

  • January 7, 2013

Authored by SWA’s SVP and Director of Sustainability Consulting, Peter Stratton, the article, “Hotel Renovations and ADA Compliance,” was published in this month’s edition of the Mann Report.

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Featured: Steven Winter Profiled in this Month’s Mann Report

  • January 6, 2013

“From the Ground Up,” a feature article about SWA’s Founder and President, Steven Winter, was published in this month’s edition of the Mann Report. The article discusses his contributions to the sustainable design and construction industry thus far in his career.

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SWA Article Published in FOCUS Magazine

  • December 20, 2012

“Avoid Common Oversights that Violate the ADA,” authored by SWA’s Peter Stratton, was featured in the Fall/Winter Edition of FOCUS Magazine. The article discusses an erroneous assumption often made by owners, developers, and architects: that plan approvals guarantee code compliance with federal laws. The author details some of the more common oversights seen as a result of this thinking.

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SWA’s EcoVillage TREE Neighborhood Project Featured in Energy Design Update

  • December 20, 2012

In 2012 the EcoVillage in Ithaca, NY broke ground on their third residential neighborhood, “TREE,” a community consisting of 15 apartments, and 25 single-family residences. Having worked on the other two communities, SWA was brought into the project to support the implementation of the Passive House design, and to provide third-party verification for LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications. This article, featured in a recent issue of Environmental Design Update, discusses the Passive House design aspects via an interview with SWA’s Lois Arena.

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SWA’s Andy Hathaway Published in November’s Mann Report

  • November 20, 2012

This month’s edition of the Mann Report features, “When Green Means Luxury: Major Hotel Chain Capitalizes On Sustainable Model,” authored by Andy Hathaway, SWA’s Director of Sustainability Consulting Services. The article discusses the LEED Silver certification of the Andaz hotel which represents the first Hyatt hotel in New York City to achieve such certification.

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Building America’s Cool Energy House Case Study Featured in Energy Design Update

  • February 2, 0203

Can a large 1995 builder spec home in Florida slash its energy costs by 50%? Can this energy savings be achieved both cost effectively and unobtrusively in a retrofit situation? This article answers these questions and more by discussing performance measurements of specific systems in the Cool Energy House - a joint project for Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA) and the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings.

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