(PRWEB) December 11, 2013
Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA) was among four engineering firms in New York City recognized for achieving double the amount of energy savings required for projects completed through the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP). The other firms that received honors were the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA), Power Concepts, and SustainAbility Partners. The winning projects maximize efficiency to reduce energy consumption, costs, and waste in multifamily buildings, while providing a more comfortable, healthy and sustainable environment for residents.
SWA received the Deep Savings Award for New Construction and the Installer Award for New Construction. The former was awarded for contributions made to the VIP Hughes Gardens project in the Bronx, where a savings of 32 percent was achieved when compared to the energy use of conventional new construction. The Installer Award recognizes the highest installed savings across an MPP partner’s new construction portfolio. New construction projects by SWA saved 13,498 million BTU in a 10-month period.
“We have worked closely with the MPP program since its inception because of the substantial benefit that it provides to building owners. We are honored to have received these awards, and look forward to our continued partnership with NYSERDA,” stated Ryan Merkin, Senior Vice President and Director of Multifamily Energy Services, SWA.
As a NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP) Partner, SWA has helped over 230 building owners and developers navigate their projects through the program. The NYSERDA MPP supports building owners through incentives for reducing energy waste, and helps them to realize a significant financial savings for their projects. The program is available to both affordable housing and market-rate developments, and can be applied to new construction as well as existing buildings.
About Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. provides research, consulting and advisory services to improve commercial, residential and multifamily built environments for private and public sector clients. We specialize in energy, sustainability and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development and compliance services. Our engineers and architects have led the way since 1972 in the development of best practices to achieve high performance buildings. As a matter of course, we collaborate with our clients to produce the most cost-effective and innovative solutions. For more information, visit http://www.swinter.com and http://www.carb-swa.com.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975.