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April
2020
        Volume 21, Issue 4      
   
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At SWA, we take our planet very seriously and are often reminded of the influence that humans have on our environment on a daily basis. However, Earth Day 2020 is unique, providing us with an even greater appreciation for our planet and its natural resources. As human behavior is disrupted due to the Novel Coronavirus, we are witnessing first-hand the massive impact that humans can have on our atmosphere and the environment. As seen in this NASA satellite image, air pollution (specifically nitrogen dioxide) has significantly decreased in major metropolitan areas, as a result of diminished fossil-fuel use. Although the circumstances behind this shift are negative, the takeaway as it relates to human energy use should be clear.

Visit SWA’s resource center to learn about strategies for reducing carbon emissions, and help us to protect the only planet that we can call our home. Happy Earth Day!
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The spread of COVID-19 and implementation of quarantine measures, social distancing, and stay-at-home orders, has greatly increased (the already significant) amount of time we spend indoors. Now more than ever, people are cognizant of the air they’re breathing and the surfaces they’re touching. The buildings in which we live, work and play, impact our physical and mental health. There are building and design measures that can make these impacts more beneficial.

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  |   NEWS
SWA’s Gayathri Vijayakumar Acknowledged as 2020 Influential Woman 

March 2020 marks the thirtieth year of celebrating National Women’s Month, and March 31 honored Equal Pay Day. Nonprofit Resources highlighted thirty women who were nominated as influential from varied backgrounds, in different stages of their careers, and with different family dynamics. SWA’s Gayathri Vijayakumar was acknowledge as a “rockstar in the building efficiency and code development world, and a born leader.” We couldn’t agree more!

 
 
 
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  |  PROJECT PROFILE

Chelsea District
Health Clinic

New York, NY

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Developer/Owner:
The City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Architect:
Stephen Yablon Architect PLLC

Sector:
Healthcare

SWA Services:
Energy Modeling
Program Certification

Certifications:
LEED-Cl

  |   UPCOMING EVENTS

Please note that as a result of COVID-19, many events have relocated to a virtual environment, or have been postponed or cancelled. We will continue to update our events page with the latest details as they are announced.
Getting to Zero Waste: Cities, Communities, and the Circular Economy
4.29
Speaking
Virtual
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Climate Mobilization Act Series: Staircase to Electrification
4.29
Speaking
Virtual
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Pathway to Zero Carbon Education Series - Session 1: To Electrify or Not to Electrify?
5.1
Speaking
Virtual
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NAPHN Passive House 2020 Conference
6.11
Speaking
Virtual
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Facilities and Campus Energy North America Summit
7.14 - 7.15
Speaking
Washington, D.C.
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Society for College and University Planning Conference
7.19
Speaking
Cleveland, OH
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