SWA Solidifies Agreement with Everyday Green
JANUARY 07, 2015
Making Buildings Better
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. announced this week that it has acquired the assets of DC based firm, Everyday Green, LLC, a building science consulting and verification firm specializing in green building certification programs. As of January 1, Everyday Green’s staff and operational assets are being transitioned to Steven Winter Associates.
“Everyday Green’s mission really mirrored our own to advance the way buildings are designed, constructed, and maintained,” stated Maureen Mahle, Senior Vice President and Director of Sustainable Housing Services for Steven Winter Associates. “Both organizations consistently seek to improve occupant health, safety, and comfort, while minimizing the environmental impact of the built environment.”
Everyday Green’s team in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC will be bolstered by SWA’s local Washington, DC staff. Everyday Green founder Andrea Foss has transitioned to the role of Director of Sustainability for SWA’s Washington, DC office to support the growing sustainability marketplace in the Mid-Atlantic region. “This partnership will allow us to significantly expand our portfolio of service offerings, and our projects will now be backed by Steven Winter Associates’ 120-plus employees and distinguished 43 year track record,” stated Foss.
Everyday Green has provided high-quality green building and energy efficiency services to the residential market in the DC Metro Area and Pennsylvania for over 6 years. The firm’s staff possesses a range of technical expertise bolstered by prominent green building credentials and professional affiliations. The two organizations provide several parallel service offerings; joining them was a strategic initiative to best serve the needs of existing clients, as well as to accommodate the growing sustainability market in the Mid-Atlantic region.
We’re Into Buildings
Everyday Green staff will join SWA’s diverse team of engineers, architects and building science experts who have led the way since 1972 in the development of best practices to achieve high performance buildings. We geek out on wall assembly details and enjoy finding solutions for our clients’ building problems. SWA’s team provides services for clients in the commercial, multifamily, and residential markets for both new and existing buildings.
The 120 staff members are equally allocated between commercial/institutional projects and residential projects. Within these teams, roughly half support new construction vs. existing buildings.
We help architects, engineers and general contractors deliver high performance buildings. Feel confident bidding on the big projects knowing we’ll take care of the building science and accessibility details.
Green Building Consulting and Certification
From the first sheet of paperwork to the final plaque on the wall, we navigate clients through all the phases of green building certification including:
- All LEED Rating Systems
- Enterprise Green Communities
- Passive House US certification
- National Green Building Standard
- International Green Construction Code compliance
Energy and Sustainability Consulting
Let SWA create a customized sustainability and energy efficiency plan for your portfolio. We’ll develop strategies to get and keep your buildings performing at their highest levels.
- Benchmarking and Portfolio Review
- Energy Auditing including ASHRAE Level I, II and III
- Energy Modeling
- Commissioning and Retro Commissioning
- Measurement and Verification
Accessibility Compliance Consulting
Don’t let ADA and Fair Housing requirements hamper your design and construction process. SWA works with private and public clients on plan reviews, field inspections and technical assistance for accessibility compliance with building codes and federal, state, and local laws.
Research and Evaluation
Our research work includes analytical studies utilizing advanced modeling tools such as WUFI, Ecotect, and THERM, product development in conjunction with leading manufacturers, and field testing and monitoring of new and emerging technologies.
SWA is a national leader in training in both classroom settings and on-site, hands on workshops. We speak the language of all members on a project team from architects and engineers to general contractors. Once construction is complete it’s critical to involve building management, maintenance and occupants or residents in training to ensure the high performance design is properly implemented over time.
Overall the combined Everyday Green and Steven Winter Associates team brings a shared goal to make buildings healthier, more efficient and more durable. With a bigger team focused on the Mid-Atlantic region, we’re ready to take on your next building project.
About Steven Winter Associates
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) provides research, consulting, and advisory services to improve commercial, residential, and multifamily built environments for private and public sector clients. The firm specializes in energy, sustainability, and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development, and compliance services. For more information, visit www.swinter.com