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Improving the Built Environment Since 1972

Improving the Built Environment Since 1972

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United States

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Improving the Built Environment Since 1972

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English


Episodes

‘Back to the Basics’ of Affordable Housing with Les Bluestone

10/6/2020
In a city as crowded and expensive as New York City, there is a growing need for people to have safe and affordable housing. With... The post ‘Back to the Basics’ of Affordable Housing with Les Bluestone appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:49:04

Air-Tightness Testing and Building Codes in Australia with Sean Maxwell

8/20/2020
Standard construction (both in America and Australia) is sometimes a “race to the bottom” of who can satisfy the building code at the lowest cost.... The post Air-Tightness Testing and Building Codes in Australia with Sean Maxwell appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:01:08:40

Transportation in Cities with Zak Accuardi

7/7/2020
The transportation sector poses significant opportunities for and challenges to reducing US greenhouse gas emissions as the Country’s highest-emissions sector. As a result of stay-at-home... The post Transportation in Cities with Zak Accuardi appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:46:08

Training a Young Workforce to Operate Smart Buildings with Jonathan Spooner from Stacks + Joules

6/2/2020
As technology in the built environment increases, the workforce demand for those who can properly operate these buildings also grows. On today’s episode, Kelly talks... The post Training a Young Workforce to Operate Smart Buildings with Jonathan Spooner from Stacks + Joules appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:50:21

Universal Design and Accessibility in Mexico City with Luis Quintana

5/12/2020
April was Fair Housing Month – a time to recognize the importance of equal access to housing. As we celebrate the milestones we have made,... The post Universal Design and Accessibility in Mexico City with Luis Quintana appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:34:41

How Codes Get Made with Gayathri Vijayakumar

4/8/2020
Curious about how building performance standards are decided upon? The IECC, or “model code”, establishes the minimum requirements for building energy efficiency by specifying the... The post How Codes Get Made with Gayathri Vijayakumar appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:58:49

A Path to Zero Waste with Celeste McMickle

3/3/2020
We often address large-scale sustainability issues by focusing on improving building energy use, material use, and accessibility. But what about waste? According to the EPA, the... The post A Path to Zero Waste with Celeste McMickle appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:54:10

Mission Critical: Embodied Carbon in Sustainable Design with Kai Starn and Catherine Paplin

2/4/2020
For the past 30 years or more, when we’ve been talking about the carbon emissions of buildings, we’ve usually been talking about operational emissions –... The post Mission Critical: Embodied Carbon in Sustainable Design with Kai Starn and Catherine Paplin appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:24:32

The Keys to Commissioning with Kelly Westby

12/6/2019
As code requirements become more stringent around the country, the process of commissioning is more valuable now than ever before. Acting as third-party quality assurance... The post The Keys to Commissioning with Kelly Westby appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:36:02

NYC: A Melting Pot for People of All Abilities with MOPD Commissioner, Victor Calise

11/5/2019
Did you know that New York City is home to approximately one million people with disabilities? As we often discuss strategies for improving the built... The post NYC: A Melting Pot for People of All Abilities with MOPD Commissioner, Victor Calise appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:34:43

Passively Built with Jesse Thompson – A Look at Air-Sealing and Ventilation

10/1/2019
As building professionals, we often ask ourselves, “what are the most critical components to a high-performance building?” Portland, Maine based architect and building science expert,... The post Passively Built with Jesse Thompson – A Look at Air-Sealing and Ventilation appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:43:09

Human Psychology and the Built Environment with Kristof Irwin

7/17/2019
When all is said and done, buildings are intended for people. So, why do some buildings lack the components critical to human health and happiness?... The post Human Psychology and the Built Environment with Kristof Irwin appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:40:52

We Should Know Better: Top 10 Multifamily Design Mistakes with Steve Klocke, Part 2

7/9/2019
The residential building industry has made incredible progress toward sustainability and energy efficiency goals. At the same time, Senior Sustainability Consultant and Registered Architect Steve... The post We Should Know Better: Top 10 Multifamily Design Mistakes with Steve Klocke, Part 2 appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:30:36

We Should Know Better: Top 10 Multifamily Design Mistakes with Steve Klocke, Part 1

7/2/2019
The residential building industry has made incredible progress toward sustainability and energy efficiency goals. At the same time, Senior Sustainability Consultant and Registered Architect Steve... The post We Should Know Better: Top 10 Multifamily Design Mistakes with Steve Klocke, Part 1 appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:20:09

Healthy & Sustainable Building Materials with Charley Stevenson, Part 2

6/18/2019
The advancement of building materials has allowed professionals to achieve new heights when designing and constructing high-performance buildings. But, the topic of building materials is not... The post Healthy & Sustainable Building Materials with Charley Stevenson, Part 2 appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:37:08

Healthy & Sustainable Building Materials with Charley Stevenson, Part 1

6/11/2019
The advancement of building materials has allowed professionals to achieve new heights when designing and constructing high-performance buildings. But, the topic of building materials is not... The post Healthy & Sustainable Building Materials with Charley Stevenson, Part 1 appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:46:37

The Importance of Climate Policy in Cities with Laurie Kerr

6/4/2019
As we enter a new era of climate policy, we wanted to evaluate some of the efforts major cities have made along the way. How... The post The Importance of Climate Policy in Cities with Laurie Kerr appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:40:26

Developing Boston’s Tallest Passive House with Brad Mahoney

5/29/2019
As we continue our discussions around high-performance buildings, we would be remiss if we did not discuss the laudable endeavor that is MP Boston’s Winthrop... The post Developing Boston’s Tallest Passive House with Brad Mahoney appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:26:13

NYC’s Green New Deal? Diving into the Climate Mobilization Act with Marc Zuluaga

4/23/2019
Considered one of the most ambitious and innovative legislative initiatives of any major U.S. city, New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act has significant implications for... The post NYC’s Green New Deal? Diving into the Climate Mobilization Act with Marc Zuluaga appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:51:31

Universal Design with Mary Jo Peterson

4/16/2019
Universal Design recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to design and construction. By incorporating Universal Design features into the built environment, we can accommodate... The post Universal Design with Mary Jo Peterson appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:36:03