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September, 2019
        Volume 20, Issue 9      
  |  NEWS
Making Your Building Smart  

“The big question (is): where to begin? ‘It’s a process,’ says Marc Zuluaga, CEO of Steven Winter Associates, ‘that involves putting in new technology and fixing the pipes and vents and the hundred-year-old stuff so that it can all work holistically.’” Excerpted from an interview with Marc, published yesterday in Habitat Magazine, which details how the pragmatic application of smart building concepts will help owners in NYC to comply with the new Climate Mobilization Act.
  
  
5 Steps to Prepare for Compliance with DC’s Building Energy Performance Standards  

In January of this year, the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 was signed into law, establishing minimum Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) for existing buildings. By definition, 50% of the buildings required to comply with BEPS will fall below the median. All buildings below the median, even those just a point or two under, will have to achieve a 20% improvement in energy performance before the next compliance cycle.
  
  
Climate Week NYC: Seven Days of Climate Action and Discussion  

Organized by The Climate Group, Climate Week NYC is an annual week-long gathering for citizens and global leaders to join forces and take action to mitigate environmental harm caused by human activity. There will be a number of public events each day from September 23-29, including tours, film screenings, conferences, and more.
  |  Technically Speaking
Recent Developments in Off-Shore Wind Energy Production and Renewable Energy Storage 

Advancements in storage for both wind and solar energy, coupled with the increased rate of adoption of wind turbines could serve as a major step towards a more renewable-based energy grid and a more sustainable future.
 
  
  |  PROJECT PROFILE
Pine View Circle
Tyre, NY
 

Developer/Owner:
INHS


SWA Services:
Green Building Certification

Building Size:
48 townhouses in 11 buildings

Certification:
ENERGY STAR® Version 3.1,
Indoor airPLUS,
LEED for Homes v4 Silver

  |   UPCOMING EVENTS
Building Enclosure Excellence and How to Achieve it
9.18
Speaking
New York, NY

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How to Cost Effectively Deliver Healthy Buildings
9.18
Speaking
Pound Ridge, NY

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2019 AEE World Energy Conference
9.25 - 9.27
Speaking
Washington, D.C.

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BuildingEnergy NYC
9.26
Speaking/Exhibiting
New York, NY

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How Low Can We Go? Historic Preservation and Carbon Reduction
9.26
Speaking
New York, NY

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EEBA High Performance Home Summit
10.1 - 10.3
Speaking
Denver, CO

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