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November, 2019
BOE Awards
LL97 Webinar
Accessibility Podcasts
2021 IECC Voting
Sustainable Rooftops
Insulation & Carbon
        Volume 20, Issue 11      
  |  NEWS
Seven SWA Projects Awarded at NYSERDA's Buildings of Excellence Awards

NYSERDA’s Buildings of Excellence competition incentivizes innovative multifamily projects that aim to achieve near- to net-zero carbon emissions through design, construction, and operation. The competition, which was started by Governor Cuomo in support of the Green New Deal, has a $40M award pool to be distributed throughout three rounds. The first round awarded 28 projects, which were announced on October 29, 2019.
Webinar - Understanding How the Climate Mobilization Act Impacts Your Buildings

In this webinar hosted by SiteCompli, SWA CEO, Marc Zuluaga, shares how Local Law 97 and other energy-focused regulations will impact your buildings - and your bottom line. A free recording of the webinar is available below.

All-Access Podcasts 

Two great accessibility-focused podcast episodes were released this month. They discuss taking a human-centered approach to accessibility and the importance of creating spaces that are adaptable and inclusive for people of all abilities.

USGBC's Built for Health: Accessibility with Peter Stratton, SWA SVP and Managing Director, Accessibility Services.
NYC: A Melting Pot for People of All Abilities with Victor Calise, Commissioner of NYC's Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities on SWA's Buildings + Beyond podcast.


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Call to Action: Voting Open Until December 5th on the Proposed Changes to the 2021 IECC 

The code change proposals for the 2021 IECC are open for voting by Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GMVR) from Monday, November 18 through Thursday, December 5. Your vote is needed to influence building energy-use policy and enforcement!

New York City LL92 and LL94: Sustainable Rooftops 

As part of the Climate Mobilization Act, and in accordance with the City's greater carbon emissions reduction goals, New York City passed Local Laws 92 and 94 in April 2019, mandating the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems and/or green roofs on buildings across the city. The new requirements, which went into effect on November 15, 2019, will apply to all new buildings and any existing buildings completing a full roof deck or assembly replacement.
Choosing Insulation for Carbon Value – Why More is Not Always Better 

Many of us in the building industry believe that when combined with a good continuous air seal, the highest insulation value makes for the greenest enclosure; ultimately helping to reduce a structure’s carbon footprint and combat climate change. It may come as a surprise that some of the most commonly used insulation materials are so carbon-intensive to manufacture and/or install, that for many decades they negate the carbon-energy savings they are purportedly providing.

High Street Residence Hall Dickinson College
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Recipient of the 2019 USGBC "Forever Green" Innovation in Residential Building Award

Dickinson College

SWA Services:
Energy Modeling
Green Building Certification
Inspections & Performance Testing

Building Size:
41,677 sf, 91 dorm rooms

LEED® v2010 Multifamily Midrise Platinum

NYSERDA Energy Code Webinar Series
Multiple Dates Starting 12.3
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North American Passive House Conference
12.4 - 12.8
Washington, D.C.

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International Builders Show
1.21 - 1.23
Las Vegas, NV

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