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May, 2017

        Volume 18, Issue 5      
  |   NEWS
Which LEED Rating System Do I Use? Part 1: NC vs. Midrise

Clients often ask: “I’m building a new residential building, should I use LEED for New Construction (NC) or LEED for Multifamily Midrise?” In this post, we break down a few scenarios that highlight key differences between the rating systems that may not be apparent upon first glance.
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Two SWA Projects Honored by ULI New York

Two SWA projects have been honored with 2017 Awards for Excellence in Development by Urban Land Institute New York. The Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding development projects in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors across New York State that best exemplify ULI’s commitment to responsible land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities.
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Hampton Inn Times Square Central

Completed in late 2015, the new 31-story, 299-room Hampton Inn in Times Square achieved LEED-Silver certification under the LEED New Construction program within the BD+C Rating System. SWA served as the sustainability consultant and energy analyst, as well as the acting commissioning agent for this 130,000 square foot development.
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  |   EVENTS
CT Passive House Kickoff:
Pushing the Envelope

6:00pm - 8:30pm
2 Roads Brewing Co.
Stratford, CT

Fair Housing Accessibility:
From Plans to Practice

12:00pm - 1:00pm
District Architecture Center
Washington, DC
Solar in the City:
Designing PV for High-Density Areas

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Steven Winter Associates
New York, NY
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