McGraw Presents on Designing Instructional Space to Promote Student Engagement

Ed McGraw presented at the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) Fall Leadership Summit on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The presentation “Designing Instructional Space to Promote Student Engagement” engaged attendees on how flexible space requires flexible furniture; the classroom layout should provide space for students to work collaboratively in small groups, independently, or as a whole class; and how to engage stakeholders in co-creating high impact learning environments. Ed co-presented with Dr. Tonia Thompson, Superintendent of Binghamton City School District.

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Derek Goodroe
North American Passive House Conference Features Two Presentations on Nuthatch Hollow Living Building

At the 13th Annual North American Passive House Conference (NAPHC) in Boston from September 21-22, 2018, two presentations featured Binghamton University’s Nuthatch Hollow project. The NAPHC is the leading passive building conference for climate-specific zero energy design, construction, and building science expertise. Nicole Schuster, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, Associate Principal, co-presented “Passive + Active: Batteries, Resilience, and the Duck Curve (CT).” Christina Aßmann, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, Project Architect, co-presented “Virtual Reality at Nuthatch Hollow – An Emerging Tool for Sustainability Design Visualization of High Performance Buildings”.

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Derek Goodroe
Liverpool CSD Chestnut Hill Elementary School Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting

The Liverpool Central School District and Chestnut Elementary School communities celebrated the end of renovations with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. In March 2014, residents approved Phase Two of the Long-Range Facility Plan. The components of the capital referendum included substantial renovations to Chestnut Hill Elementary and Chestnut Hill Middle, a complete roof renovation for Liverpool High School, and safety and security upgrades at all district buildings.

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Derek Goodroe
McGraw and Schuster Present at Energypath 2018 Conference

On Thursday, July 26, Edward McGraw and Andrew Schuster presented "Combining Technology, Beauty and Meaning in the new SEF Net Zero Energy Office Building” at the Energypath conference. The Sustainable Energy Fund is designing and building a Net Zero Energy office building to demonstrate that NZE can be achieved for the same cost as a conventional developer office building. Energypath 2018, held at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, is the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and academia throughout the region and across the United States.

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Derek Goodroe
TreeHugger Features Nuthatch Hollow's Pursuit to Passive House and Living Building Challenge

After the "Zero Is The Magic Number: How Passive House Gets It" presentation by Christina Aßmann and Nicole Schuster at the New York Passive House Conference, TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter was so impressed with the 2,500 square foot lab and classroom Nuthatch Hollow project that he spotlighted the project in his article "Nuthatch Hollow goes for both Passive House and Living Building Challenge. This is Hard."

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Derek Goodroe