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January
2021
        Volume 22, Issue 1      
  |   NEWS
SWA Pre-Approved to Perform NYSERDA FlexTech IAQ Studies 

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) has been pre-approved to perform eligible indoor air quality (IAQ) studies under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech) program. SWA welcomes such challenges and is looking forward to providing COVID-safe IAQ services to our clients under the FlexTech program.

 
 
  
 
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SWA Project, Cornell Tech, Shortlisted for International Project of the Year 

CIBSE Journal has selected The House at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island as a contender for the International Project of the Year for the 2021 Building Performance Awards. SWA provided Green Building Certification, Commissioning, Energy Modeling, and Accessibility Consulting for this frequently lauded project. The award winners will be announced on February 25, 2021, at the CIBSE award ceremony.

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Buildings + Beyond: Farm-to-Shelter Building with Andrew Linn 

We’ve all heard of “farm-to-table” in the context of our food, but you may have yet to hear the term “farm-to-shelter” as a reference to sourcing materials for homebuilding. While many acknowledge the need for healthier, more sustainable building materials, very few modern day designers have successfully completed a project that successfully integrates them from top to bottom, or roof to foundation.

Architect Andrew Linn and his partner, Jack Becker, of bld.us are making big strides in this area, including the design and construction of their own sustainable (and compostable) office space – the Grass House – located in Washington, DC. This project holds a special place in our hearts, as we were fortunate to provide sustainability consulting for the remarkable structure. In this episode, Robb talks with Andrew about the unique materials and design considerations utilized for this project and others.

 
       
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  |   BLOG
Integrating Social Equity Into Green Building - Part 3: Design, Construction, and Operations 

In part one of this blog series, we established that buildings are only sustainable if they are equitable and accessible for all occupants. In part two, we detailed how to apply these principles to the planning stages and provided resources for improving social outcomes in your projects. In this third and final part of our "Integrating Social Equity Into Green Building" series, we outline ways in which we can integrate principles of social equity into the design, construction, and operations phases.

       
 
  
 
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  |  PROJECT PROFILE

NYC Department of Homeless Services
New York, NY
 

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Client:
NYC Department of Homeless Services

Portfolio Scope:
Intake and Assessment:
Shelter for Single Adults, Families with Children, and Adult Families

SWA Services:
Accessibility Consulting:
Existing Facility audits,
Plan Reviews,
Technical Assistance,
Remediation Assistance,

  |   UPCOMING EVENTS
Preparing for Carbon Emission Limits Under NYC Local Law 97
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Pathways to Net Zero Building
1.28 - 1.29
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