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March
2020
        Volume 21, Issue 3      
  |   NEWS
Dear Readers,

Along with so many of you reading this, the SWA team is heeding the advice of the CDC, WHO, and numerous government agencies to take precautionary measures necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff, clients, partners and communities is paramount. SWA staff based in all office locations have been instructed to work from home pending further notice. Fortunately, we have the tools and technologies that enable us to work remotely like never before. Be assured that our leadership team is closely monitoring the situation and will revise recommendations as necessary.

SWA has stood the test of time for nearly 50 years. We have weathered natural disasters, wars, national emergencies, and more. There is no doubt that we will navigate the current situation and continue to improve the built environment, in partnership with our clients, for the next 50 years and beyond. We hope you and your families stay safe during this time!

Best Regards,
Marc Zuluaga, CEO and Srikanth Puttagunta, COO

New Buildings + Beyond Podcast Episodes

We have some exciting upcoming episodes that will be released on the first Tuesday of every month, as well as some recently released episodes. On our most recent Buildings + Beyond episode, host Robb sat down with Celeste McMickle, Director of Client Solutions for TRUE Zero Waste certification with the USGBC, to learn about strategies for reducing waste in buildings. Listen on your favorite podcast app, or click below!

 
 
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Every day until 2030, 10,000 individuals will turn 65, which means they will likely be retiring and eventually considering how and where they want to age. There are a variety of different living options for seniors, from aging in place to long-term care facilities, and we highlight the top 3 factors to consider for design and construction.

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How to Talk Windows With a Passive House Nerd  

Window type and performance have a major impact on building energy use. The concepts and terminology surrounding window talk in the building industry can be complicated, though. Luckily, in this blog we explain a lot of this lingo, and by the end you'll be a Passive House window nerd yourself!

 
 
 
  
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  |  PROJECT PROFILE
Beach Green Dunes II
Far Rockaway, NY

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Developer/Owner:
L+M Development Partners, Inc.

Architect:
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP

Sector:
Affordable Housing

SWA Services:
Green Building Certification
Energy Modeling

Building Size:
121,000 sf, 127 units

Pending Certifications:
Enterprise Green Communities
Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS)

  |   UPCOMING EVENTS

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt events globally, we will do our best to keep our events page updated with the latest details as they are announced. We will continue to participate in our Zero Net Carbon Training webinars with SUNY New Paltz through remote webinar sessions only - see below for more information.
Zero Net Carbon Training
with Passive House Principles

Various
Speaking
Virtual
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