It is safe to say we are in a climate crisis. Of the last 17 years, 16 have been the hottest on record. Sea level is expected to rise by as much as eight feet by the end of the century. And by 2050, as many as 140 million people will have been displaced by […]
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About Paula Zimin
Paula is the Director of Sustainable Building Services at SWA. She specializes in professional architecture and design, with particular expertise in high performance design within the commercial and residential sectors. Paula has assisted dozens of commercial and residential projects in successfully achieving building certification, securing government incentives, and exceeding energy code compliance. In addition, Paula is currently a member of the USGBC LEED Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Committee - allowing her to discuss the challenges of LEED and energy efficiency in new construction buildings, as well as discuss future plans of the rating system.
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Are you in? The US Green Building Council (USGBC) wants you to be. The “All-in” campaign has just officially expanded to include the new and highly anticipated LEED v4.1 for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M). Full disclosure: As a member of the Energy and Atmosphere (EA) Technical Advisory Group, I was involved in reviewing LEED […]