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October, 2017
        Volume 18, Issue 10      
  |   NEWS
One for the Books: Cornell Tech Officially Certified 

Over the past two weeks, The House at Cornell Tech achieved two distinguished certifications: LEED for Homes Multifamily High-Rise Platinum and Passive House. The 26-story residential tower on Roosevelt Island is now officially the world’s tallest building to earn certification through the rigorous Passive House building standard. SWA is proud to have provided Passive House, LEED, and ENERGY STAR consulting services, NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP) support, commissioning, accessibility consulting, and energy modeling services for the project.  

Many green building programs put a heavy emphasis on not only the sustainability of a building once it is built, but increasingly so on the sourcing and management of building materials in an environmentally responsible way. Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC), sometimes referred to as “cradle-to-cradle,” is the standard term to reference this process. But, what does it mean?
  |   ON-SITE

As the Passive House standard continues to make waves across the country, an entirely new design process has evolved to respond to the challenges of higher insulation levels, balanced mechanical ventilation, and perhaps the most difficult hurdle – an air tightness level that many might think impossible. So what is the requirement, how is it measured, and what are the strategies and considerations required to achieve it?
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