Karla Donnelly

Karla Donnelly

Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

61 Washington Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

http://www.swinter.com

The SWA LEED H team is working on a variety of projects in the tri state area and New England. Single family, detached homes still lag behind multi family but they pose unique challenges and range from tiny affordable to large (too large) luxury homes. My current projects are a sampling of all housing types (multi family, dorms, attached, and detached houses) and my favorites are the dorm projects. I love to inspect during construction and tolerate the tedium of final testing! I've recently been wowed by the architecture of projects that squeeze a ton of living space into small square footage. Having renovated a little old farmhouse in Litchfield County, CT, I'm getting itchy to build a new house so I can put some of my building science experience into it!
Beginning mid September, I'll begin running a 6 month workshop that gives class and site experience to a group of professionals who are satisfying "real work experience" (and 10 CEU's) prior to taking the LEED for Homes AP exam. The course revolves around a local project targeting LEED for Homes Platinum and Energy Star v3.0; we'll do site inspections during intermediate and final phases of construction. Class time will include the verification & submittal process as well as HERS rating requirements. I'm looking forward to these group sessions.