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February, 2018
        Volume 19, Issue 2      
  |   NEWS
Montgomery County Issues New Green Building Requirements 

Montgomery County, Maryland recently passed new green building requirements, including adoption of the 2012 International Green Construction Code. Montgomery County was one of the first jurisdictions in the country to enact a green building law in late 2007. Now, county officials have repealed the original law and replaced it with Executive Regulation 21-15 that will likely reduce requirements for many new buildings.

SWA Sustainability Director, Karla Butterfield, has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for the second consecutive year. Since becoming a Verifier in 2008, she has helped 1,818 units to achieve certification, with another 1,221 units currently in the process of construction and/or NGBS registration. Karla is one of only eight professionals worldwide to hold the designation of NGBS Green Master Verifier.

Project teams pursuing Passive House frequently ask, “Where do we locate the HRV/ERV?” The answer is complex when the Passive House concept is scaled to a multifamily program. While there are two primary arrangements for HRV/ERV systems, the trade-off is dynamic and needs to be carefully considered as multifamily Passive House projects begin to scale.
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Hotel Development & Construction Forum

2.26 - 2.27
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New York, NY

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RESNET Building Performance Conference

2.26 - 2.28
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Orlando, FL

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NESEA: BuildingEnergy Boston

3.7 - 3.9
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Boston, MA

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