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NAPHN Passive House 2020 Conference

  • Jun 24, 2020-Jul 29, 2020
  • Virtual

*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 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.

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ACEEE Hot Water Forum

  • Jul 21-29, 2020
  • Virtual

Explore the smartest, most cost-effective ways to improve the efficiency of hot water systems, the second largest energy user in the home. In addition, learn about the intersection between hot water systems and important issues like equity and decarbonization. At this unique two-day event, with more than 25 breakout sessions on new programs and ideas, you will meet with industry leaders and fellow professionals in a welcoming community that is passionate about hot water issues in the latest technology, system design, sectors, and programs and policies.

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Embodied Carbon 101 Series

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • Virtual

This 12-part program series designed to give AEC professionals of all shapes and sizes the knowledge they need to incorporate embodied carbon considerations immediately into their work.
SWA's Karla Butterfield will be giving a presentation on August 3rd on certification and commitments from 3pm-4pm EST.

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2020 New Gravity Housing Conference

  • Aug 5-8, 2020
  • Virtual

For this fourth annual event, Green Building United is partnering with Illinois Green Alliance! The reality of climate change will fundamentally alter the way buildings are designed, built, and operated in the coming decades. This cutting edge conference will explore the tools, techniques, and practices that the building community is using to address this challenge.

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BuildingEnergy Boston 2020

  • Aug 13-14, 2020
  • Virtual

The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show is an event designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,200 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. The theme of BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 is Transforming Existing Buildings, with additional emphasis on decarbonization and on bringing more diverse communities into the discussion. SWA's Robb Aldrich and Nicole Ceci will be presenting a session, titled "To Electrify or Not to Electrify...?"

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24th International Passive House Conference

  • Sep 1-30, 2020
  • Virtual

Passive House: Building the future – sustainably! The focus of the 24th International Passive House Conference demonstrates the building sector’s contributions to a sustainable future. Protection of the climate must continue in earnest in spite of the Corona crisis - energy efficient construction is essential for this. *The Passive House Institute as the organizer of the International Passive House Conferences is currently putting together the comprehensive program for the conference in September. The exact duration of the online conference will be announced at a later date.*

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NYC Facades+

  • Sep 23, 2020
  • New York, NY

The goal of the Facades+ conference is to focus on the design and performance on the next generation of facades. We provide proven insights on how to make your ideas become reality. We bring together some of the world’s most productive building professionals and leading researchers to share insights on how facades ideas are brought to life.

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BuildingEnergy NYC

  • Sep 23-24, 2020
  • Virtual

Now in its ninth year, BuildingEnergy NYC is a conference designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Last year's event brought more than 400 professionals from across the industry together to learn from and network with one another. Every year, sessions are chosen by a committee of NESEA Members and highlight best practices and lessons learned.

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Multifamily Executive Conference

  • Sep 30, 2020-Oct 2, 2020
  • Las Vegas, NV

SWA's Dylan Martello will be presenting on a panel at the 2020 Multifamily Executive Conference. The workshop, Meeting Net Zero Energy Goals, will explore some of the most cutting-edge solutions that are bringing multifamily projects into a net zero future. Then, attendees will have the opportunity to share their projects and how to apply the best green standards to the design, development and operations.

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NYS Green Building Conference

  • Oct 29-30, 2020
  • Syracuse, NY

Lauren Hildebrand, a Sustainability Director at SWA, will be presenting a session titled "Health AND High Performance: Putting Public Health Research on the Built Environment into Action" on April 2nd at the NYS Green Building Conference

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ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) 2020

  • Nov 4-5, 2020
  • Virtual

Every year in Boston, the architecture, building and design industry gathers at ABX | ArchitectureBoston Expo for two days of fresh ideas and continuous inspiration to grow every aspect of their business. If you are an architect, builder, contractor, engineer, interior designer, landscape architect or any other building and design professional of any level, join us in November.

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RSC Facilities and Campus Energy Summit 2021

  • Apr 14-15, 2021
  • Washington, D.C.

This two - day educational summit is designed to provide an interchange of knowledge and serve as a catalyst for collaboration across federal, state and private sector institutional, and commercial facility and campus energy sectors. SWA is Platinum Sponsors of this year's Summitt, and SWA's Chris Hamm and Paula Zimin will be presenting.

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