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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

Language:

English


Episodes

Electrification Nation with Laura Tajima

3/2/2021
Cities across North America are paving the way for wide-spread building electrification. Although there are many benefits associated with going all-electric, there are also many... The post Electrification Nation with Laura Tajima appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:34:05

It’s Time to 86 Fossil Fuels in Commercial Kitchens with Chris Galarza

2/5/2021
Imagine this: you’re a chef or cook in a high-stress commercial kitchen setting. You’re making split second decisions with little breathing room, and each quick... The post It’s Time to 86 Fossil Fuels in Commercial Kitchens with Chris Galarza appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:01:04:26

Farm-to-Shelter Building with Andrew Linn

1/5/2021
We’ve all heard of “farm-to-table” in the context of our food, but what about “farm-to-shelter” in the context of our homes? As we try to... The post Farm-to-Shelter Building with Andrew Linn appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:47:14

Designing for Inclusion with Victoria Lanteigne

12/2/2020
Disability inclusion in the built environment is extremely important. But, it shouldn’t end there. How do we ensure that we are being truly inclusive of... The post Designing for Inclusion with Victoria Lanteigne appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:00:41:19

Solar Panels or Asthma? Equity and the Built Environment with Jeremy Hays

11/6/2020
Social equity is key to the work that we do in the built environment. Far too often, marginalized communities receive more of the burdens and... The post Solar Panels or Asthma? Equity and the Built Environment with Jeremy Hays appeared first on Steven Winter Associates, Inc..

Duration:01:11:16

‘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 access to safe and affordable housing. With this... 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