Broderick and Ahn to Present "Net Zero and Deep Energy Retrofit Toolkit" at SUNY/PPAA and NYAPPA Summer Conference

Matthew Broderick, President, and Calvin Ahn, Associate Principal, will be presenting “Net Zero and Deep Energy Retrofit Toolkit” at the 2019 SUNY/PPAA and NYAPPA Summer Conference in Albany, New York on Wednesday, July 17. They will be co-presenting with Indu Lnu, Energy Officer at the University at Albany. Meeting the SUCF directive for Net Zero Carbon new buildings and Deep Energy Retrofits of existing buildings need not be intimidating. In their presentation, they will provide a primer on what you need to know when planning your next major project, setting you up for success.

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Ashley McGraw Awarded Small Business Excellence Award by U.S. Small Business Administration

On Monday, May 6, 2019, Ashley McGraw Architects were presented with a Small Business Excellence Award at the U.S. Small Business Administration Annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse. Seventeen companies were recognized during the luncheon, which coincides with National Small Business Week (May 5-11).

Small businesses are selected for the Excellence Awards based on their company’s longevity, innovation, sales growth, increased employment, ability to overcome adversity or community contributions.

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Derek Goodroe
Evans Presents on Repurposing Mid-Century Buildings at NYS Green Building Conference

Jason Evans, Associate Principal, presented “Repurposing Mid-Century Buildings for a New Generation” at the New York State Green Building Conference in Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, April 17. Jason co-presented with Jaimee Wilson, Senior Energy Engineer, of Pathfinder Engineers & Architects. This presentation digs deeply into both the value and the shortcomings of a typical mid-century academic building on Binghamton University’s campus, akin to many that can be found on other campuses across the state.

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Deep EnergyDerek Goodroe
Ashley McGraw Recognized by ASID’s Outcome of Design Awards / Featured in Metropolis

Launched in Fall 2018, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Outcome of Design Awards seek to recognize projects that successfully illustrate that “Design Impacts Lives.”Ashley McGraw Architects received an honorable mention for Binghamton City School District’s MacArthur Elementary School. MacArthur Elementary and the other winning projects of the Outcome of Design Awards were featured in the April 2019 issue of Metropolis for setting a new bar for design research, practice, and evaluation.

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Derek Goodroe
Sustainable Energy Fund Breaks Ground on Net Zero Energy Office Building

On April 4, 2019, the Sustainable Energy Fund officially broke ground for a new 15,000 square-foot net zero energy office building. Drawing on Passive House strategies, the design sets a regional standard in sustainability—from both economic and performance perspectives. Located in the Lehigh Valley town of Schnecksville, PA, the SEF building will consume about 25% of the energy used by comparable commercial structures while generating more than 130% of the energy it needs.

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Derek Goodroe
Science IV Appears on Cover and Featured Article for American School & University's "Modern Makeovers" March Issue

Ashley McGraw’s Deep Energy Retrofit and renovation of Binghamton University’s Science IV was featured on the cover and cover story for American School & University’s March 2019 issue on “Modern Makeovers.” The article spotlights how schools and universities are finding that there can be a lot of life left in their older facilities. Instead of defaulting for shiny new facilities, many institutions are deciding the best path is to breathe new life into an older building with a modernization that embraces a facility’s link to the past while providing learning spaces that accommodate the needs of 21st-century students.

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Derek Goodroe
Wolfe Presents on Changing the Culture of Education at A4LE Conference with Westhill CSD Superintendent

Catherine Wolfe, Senior Interior Designer, co-presented “Values Matter: Changing the Culture of Education” at the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Northeast Regional Conference on March 28, 2019 in Boston. Catherine presented with Casey Barduhn, Superintendent of Schools at the Westhill Central School District. Catherine and Casey discussed how the clarity of the District’s values shaped the conversations and goals to enhance the delivery of education, how administrators and faculty members embraced the shifting educational model, and how robust guiding principles informed the creation of energized, student centered spaces during the first phase of a two-phase renovation at the High School.

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Derek Goodroe
Andrew Schuster Presents on SEF's Net Zero Energy Office Building at NESEA BuildingEnergy

Andrew Schuster, Principal, co-presented “A Commercially Viable Net Zero Office Building: Technology, Beauty & Meaning” at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy Boston conference on Friday, March 15. Andrew was joined by Shannon Kaplan, Project Engineer and Project Manager at AKF Group / In Posse, and Karla Wursthorn, Senior Estimator at TN Ward Company. The session focused on the Net Zero Energy office building the team is designing and building for the Sustainability Energy Fund (SEF).

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Derek Goodroe