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June, 2018
        Volume 19, Issue 6      
  |   NEWS
Trying to Be Rational in an Irrational World - Home Energy Tips 

Buying a home is not an easy task. Just ask Principal Mechanical Engineer, Srikanth Puttagunta. In this PartyWalls blog post, Srikanth explores the characteristics of a home that are often overlooked and undervalued, including home energy systems, building materials, and indoor air quality.
 


 
The Results Are in from the NYC Ice Box Challenge! 

On April 21, 2018, two blocks of ice weighing exactly one ton each were placed into what appeared to be identical sheds in Times Square. The purpose? To measure how much each block would melt over a 30-day period, ultimately demonstrating the efficacy of Passive House construction methods.
 
 


 
  |  TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

If there was ever a silver bullet when it comes to best practices in multifamily buildings, air sealing would be it. Compartmentalization – or air sealing each unit to prevent infiltration between units and to the exterior – addresses many major issues we see in buildings including health, comfort, and energy.
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AIA Conference on Architecture
 

6.21 - 6.23
SWA Speaking
New York, NY

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North American Passive House Conference
 

9.21 - 9.22
SWA Speaking
Boston, MA

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DesignDC

 

10.2 - 10.4
SWA Speaking
Washington, DC

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