Written by Carmel Pratt, Sustainability Consultant If you live in Connecticut and are as obsessed with energy-related news as we are, you’ve probably already heard about the proposed cuts (to the tune of ~$22 million) from the state’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) clean energy program. RGGI is a nine-state agreement between CT, DL, ME, […]
Author Archive for: Patrick Shields
About Patrick Shields
I consider myself at least a partial expert on parties, walls, and party walls. Much of my early professional experience [BSBA-Marketing] consisted of event production and promotion--identifying revelers' appeals and exploiting them for the sake of [their] good time and [my] pay check. As I drifted purposefully through graduate school [MA Global Sustainability], my infatuation with green building grew stronger and I inevitably became over acquainted with the ins-and-outs of wall anatomy. Since moving out of Mom and Dad's some 8 years ago, I've dealt firsthand with party walls on a tour de multifamily living that's included not-so-luxury leases in Tampa Bay, New Jersey, and New York City. Now we come full circle: I hold a marketing position with a green building firm and contribute periodically to a blog cleverly titled Party Walls.
Entries by Patrick Shields
In the first two entries of this series (Part One | Part Two), we explored advanced controls for electrically heated buildings; combined heat and power systems; upgraded atmospheric boilers and ventilation systems. For the final installment of SWA’s Favorite Multifamily Retrofits, we’ll examine the ins-and-outs of stand-alone energy storage.
Announcing the Winners of the 2016 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Competition First Place: University of Texas at Austin Runner-Up: University of Maryland Congratulations to the IAH winners, and to all the members of the final four teams on their outstanding solutions!
2016 is the 46th year of the Earth Day movement! At Steven Winter Associates, it’s a year-round celebration of our planet. Take a look into the SWAstainable lifestyles of our employees, and tell us about your commitment to ‘living green’ in the comment section. #EarthDay
Author: Celeste McMickle, Senior Sustainability Consultant Waste reduction is an important topic these days in New York, as the city is currently targeting sending “zero waste to landfills” by the year 2030 as part of the One NYC program. What zero waste means from a practical standpoint is a reduction of more than 90% of waste to […]