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.Read More
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.*Read More
Join us for part two of our Multifamily Building Design & Construction Best Practices series focused on effective design, installation and maintenance of mechanical systems. Arlington County requires LEED© for Homes and Multifamily Midrise or EarthCraft certification for multifamily buildings seeking bonus density. These programs include performance testing and third-party inspections of mechanical systems, both of which are critical steps to ensuring design goals and energy efficiency targets are met.Read More
This panel discussion explores exemplary architectural projects at the intersection of modern heritage and sustainability that have used a mix of Passive House strategies, new technology, and creativity to drive their retrofit process. Buildings featured include Habitat 67, the Pirelli Building, and the Guggenheim.Read More
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.Read More
The APT 3-day Workshop "Heritage Conservation and Carbon Reduction: The Climate Crisis and Moving towards Zero Net Carbon” is part of the October 2020 international conference called "Hindsight 2020: Conservation, Disruption and the Future of Heritage” co-hosted by APT (Association for Preservation Technology) the NTC (National Trust of Canada) in association with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.Read More
The final module in our series of Zero Net Carbon Training with Passive House Principles is taking place this October 5 & 6 and October 19 & 20. This training is oriented towards construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, and tradespeople, however, all disciplines are welcome to attend.Read More
This half-day event will celebrate policy, the built environment, and tools energy efficiency provides to uplift Black and brown communities. This event will bring together energy efficiency leaders, climate warriors, and building science specialists who are spearheading a just transition with one goal in mind-- achieving racial and social justice through climate action. Steven Winter Associates, Inc. is sponsoring this year's event.Read More
Join us on October 22nd from 4-5pm for a presentation on Electrifying Residential Homes, hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting and CT AIA.
Residential electrification is a crucial step in the pathway towards widespread decarbonization, and with the recent advancement and increased availability of electric appliances now may be the best time to ditch the gas meter. In this module we will explore the benefits of electrification, provide an overview of the considerations when going all-electric, discuss a variety of technology options and best practices for incorporating heat pumps for both domestic hot water and space heating.
Addressing public health issues and the natural process of aging through design can contribute to overall health promotion, avoidance of disease, and prevention of injury (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). An integral part of designing high-performance spaces for an aging population is incorporating health and wellness and Universal Design strategies into the built environment. Wellness-focused design strategies can help protect senior populations from a range of health issues and support their overall wellbeing. Universal Design strategies help support changes in physical, visual, and potentially cognitive abilities due to the natural process of aging.Read More
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.Read More