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August, 2019
        Volume 20, Issue 8      
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Five Steps to Get Started with Net Zero Energy Buildings 

Net zero buildings are becoming increasingly popular. Many locations in the U.S. have committed to net zero construction by 2030-2050. Washington, DC and Massachusetts are projected to adopt code within the decade. San Francisco did so last year and will roll out in 2020. Renewable energy is one component to achieving net zero energy, but alone, it is often not an effective strategy. So, what does it take to design and construct net zero buildings?

  
What the Climate Mobilization Act Means for Developers, Designers, and Construction Teams  

The construction industry has been increasingly focused on meeting ever-tightening codes and achieving higher ratings in sustainability certification programs (e.g., LEED, Passive House, etc.). These standards do a good job of raising the bar, but there is a new bar in town and it’s not the type that serves whiskey.

  
It's Time to Focus on Our Schools  

As we get ready to send our kids back to school this fall, we have to start thinking about the health of the buildings they're spending their days in. Whether it is repairing existing systems, replacing systems at the end of their useful life, renovating, or building a brand-new school to service your community for future generations, advocate for your Board of Education (BoE) to think holistically about improving the conditions for our children.

  
  |  NEWS
SWA Project Awarded 2019 Washingtonian Residential Design Award  

The AIA Washington DC Chapter has awarded the Grass House Project as a recipient of the 2019 Washingtonian Residential Design Award. SWA provided sustainability consulting services and was the Green Rater for this highly efficient, nature-inspired, unique building.

  
  |  PROJECT PROFILE
CAMBA Gardens Phase II
Brooklyn, NY
 

Developer/Owner:
CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc.


SWA Services:
Sustainability Consulting
Energy Consulting
Field Testing & Verification

Building Size:
256,900 sq. ft.; 293 units

Certifications:
LEED® for Homes™ 2010 Multifamily Midrise Gold, 2011 Enterprise Green Communities Certification®, NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP), ENERGY STAR™ Label

  |   UPCOMING EVENTS
2019 Northeast Electrification Symposium
8.28
Speaking/Exhibiting
Brooklyn, NY

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Connecticut Architecture Conference + Expo
9.12
Speaking
Uncasville, CT

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Building Enclosure Excellence and How to Achieve it
9.18
Speaking
New York, NY

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2019 AEE World Energy Conference
9.26
Speaking
Washington, D.C.

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BuildingEnergy NYC
9.26
Speaking/Exhibiting
New York, NY

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EEBA High Performance Home Summit
10.1 - 10.3
Speaking
Denver, CO

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