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MaGrann AssociatesEarns 2023 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for Four Years in a Row

We are proud to announce that we have received the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the fourth year in a row.

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MaGrann AssociatesEarns 2022 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for Three Years in a Row

MaGrann Associates is proud to announce that they have received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for three years in a row.

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TLP Joins MaGrann Associates

We are thrilled to announce another major milestone in pursuit of our mission to support higher performing housing from Boston to Washington, DC.  The New York City based team of fellow industry experts and recognized building science thought leaders at The Levy Partnership is now part of MaGrann Associates!

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MaGrann's New Tagline!

We’ve been spending time thinking about our core values as we grow our company to meet your needs. While “Making Building Better” is still what MaGrann does every day, we are excited to announce a new maxim to capture “what makes us proud to be MaGrann.” 


Happy Holidays from MaGrann Associates 

We are grateful for your partnership this year and hope you enjoy the holiday break. We are working on some exciting new initiatives to share with you in 2022. Cheers!


MaGrann Associates Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award for Two Years in a Row

MaGrann Associates is proud to announce that they have received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for two years in a row.

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A New Era for MaGrann's Support of the Energy Efficiency Alliance

MaGrann President & CEO Rich Selverian is stepping down as a board member of the Energy Efficiency Alliance (EEA) after more than 10 years.

Newsletters & eBlasts

Exciting Changes at Conifer Realty

This year, Conifer has substantially invested in the growth of its Downstate NY and Long Island development team. In March, Conifer welcomed Roger Pine on board as the Vice President of Development for the region, and just last month, Daniel Brass came on board as Senior Project Coordinator. These new hires are a key component of Conifer’s growth plans for its development teams.

10 Years of the EfficiencyCrafted, by the Numbers

AEP Ohio's EfficiencyCraftedSM Program ended on September 30th, as required by law. The residential new construction program was one of the most honored in the nation, and the participating builders did a masterful job of constructing efficient homes using special techniques and materials.

Upcoming Webinars, Summer 2020

Two MaGrann-hosted webinars this summer, in partnership with Green Building United.

  • July 15th, 12:00-1:00 PM - Cx Your Multifamily Building Webinar

  • August 7th, 1:00-2:20 PM - Affordable Passive House Lifestyle and Performance Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: Updates to Green Programs Affecting your LIHTC Application

MaGrann-hosted Webinar Information: May 20, 2020, 1-2PM

Your choice to attain Green Points in a LIHTC QAP help to differentiate your project from other applicants, can yield more points in competitive rounds. Green program requirements are complex. There are many options to choose from, and they are each looking to move our industry.

Company Milestone Achieved Despite Challenges in 2020

April 13, 2020

MaGrann Associates has acquired Home Energy Technologies! MaGrann Associates has expanded their mission to make buildings better into the New England housing market through a strategic acquisition of Home Energy Technologies of Chester, Connecticut.​


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MaGrann Associates is proud to announce that it received the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR

International Builders Show: Lessons Learned VLOG

Our Business Development Manager, Laila Coelho Reilly was awarded a scholarship through NAHB to provide mentorship to young professionals, attending IBS for the first time. Check out this less than 5 minute video on the emerging trends noticed in Las Vegas this year.

Multifamily Commissioning 101

By: Toni Culley, MaGrann Associates

October 18, 2019

Building Commissioning (Cx) provides assurance that the building’s owners achieve their goals for their buildings. The purpose of commissioning in a nutshell is to verify that system installation has been done correctly and is operating “according to the Owner Project Requirements”.

Fall 2019 Conference Recap

October 10, 2019

New Jersey Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development

Building Industry Association's 17th Annual Builders Conference

AIA Forum on Architecture + Design

Congratulations to the 2019 Groundbreaker Award Finalists

August 20, 2019

Finalists were announced by Green Building United (GBU) this week for the 2019 Groundbreaker Awards. Two projects that we at MaGrann Associates were honored to be a part of - Anthony Wayne Senior Housing III and Strawberry Mansion Apartments - have been selected as finalists for the awards.

The New Sustainable Lifestyle

We believe that creating sustainable buildings is more than just an engineering challenge – it is bringing a new market of sustainable lifestyle choices to building residents. We are so proud to have worked on The Ten at Clarendon in Arlington, Virginia, which is an exemplary demonstration of what that sustainable lifestyle experience can be.

Historic Clean Energy Bill Signed in DC

The mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser signed the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 earlier this year, committing to the use of 100% renewable electricity by 2032.

Belnor Senior Residences Opens in Maryland

The Belnor Senior Residences ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on-site in Suitland, Maryland earlier this month. MaGrann's Director of Business Development, Mike Brown, attended the opening of the new 122-unit new construction affordable senior housing apartment complex.

MaGrann Associates Earns 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

Mount Laurel, NJ, April 12, 2019 – MaGrann Associates is proud to announce that it received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts to demonstrate best practices across the organization, provide organization-wide energy savings and participate actively and communicate the benefits of ENERGY STAR. MaGrann’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019.

2019 IBS Trends and Observations: The future is smart and looking good

February 25, 2019

By Laila Reilly, Client Relations Manager, MaGrann Associates

I had the opportunity to attend the 75th Annual International Builders Show in Las Vegas last week. Among the 1000s of vendors promoting their latest and greatest products, materials and technologies, I noticed two trends that I wanted to share with the MaGrann Community related to smart tech and smart communities.

Improving the Lifecycle Performance of Military Housing

February 20, 2019

By James Darius Ball, Vice President of Sales, MaGrann Associates

How do you reduce energy and water consumption while improving occupant satisfaction at over 2,000 single family military homes? Our answer is a Lifecycle Building Performance Program. This takes a long term approach to steadily and systematically improve each home’s systems. We are working to develop and deliver this program for military families.

The Codes They Are a Changin'

February 18, 2019

By Doug McCleery, Principal, MaGrann Associates

On October 1, 2018 Pennsylvania started enforcing the 2015 Building Codes with modifications to the International Residential Code (IRC) as proposed by the Review and Advisory Council (RAC).  In addition, the 2018 Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Provisions were developed as another path for energy code compliance for IRC buildings. 

MaGrann Associates Client Survey Responses

January 15, 2019

We are grateful for the business we have done with our clients and their teams to make buildings better over the years. To that end, we occasionally attempt to elicit formal feedback via surveys. In November, 2018, a Customer Satisfaction Survey was sent out to our 2018 clients.

Your Goals = Our Services

January 7, 2019

The beauty of working with a company like MaGrann is that we have the agility to constantly customize our offerings to our client’s goals. 2018 was a big year for MaGrann in bringing on new services to our menu of options for our clients. A summary of these cost effective, high quality offerings are listed below. Contact your MaGrann CRM today to learn more about how these services can help you achieve your project goals.

Smart Thermostats in Multifamily

December 20, 2018

MaGrann Associates recently completed the installation phase of an ambitious pilot for Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) in New Jersey designed to investigate the energy savings potential, as well as the resident and building manager experience, associated with smart thermostats in lower income multifamily buildings. 

The Wet Summer of 2018 – Lessons Learned for the Future

December 14, 2018

By: Doug McCleery, MaGrann Associates

Let’s face it. This year was wet. Rainfall was up to 50% higher than average in the mid-Atlantic region this year.  September and October, typically a time for us to start drying out our newly constructed buildings, remained wet. 

KEEA Annual PA Energy Efficiency Conference

We are heading to the KEEA Annual Conference October 25-26!

Don't miss two MaGrann sessions while you're in Harrisburg!​​

"Mind the Gap: Program Design & Implementation" and "Fireside Chat with Your Friendly Neighborhood Utility Reps"

Virginia provides new options for receiving LIHTC QAP Green Points

October 18, 2018

By: Mike Brown

This October, the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) Board will approve changes to the 2019 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) which will provide developer teams a greater variety of options to obtain Green Points. This change aligns Virginia with many other states where developers are provided with options in choosing the green program that is right for their project.

MaGrann Associates Commends PSE&G’s Clean Energy Future Proposal to Advance Energy Efficiency in New Jersey

September 27, 2018

As a long-time proponent of energy efficiency efforts and public policy in New Jersey, MaGrann Associates commends PSE&G for today’s Clean Energy Future proposal which has the potential to greatly advance energy efficiency in the state.

Carpenter Lane Selected as Finalist for GBU Groundbreaker Award

August 27, 2018

Green Building United recently announced the finalists for the 2018 Groundbreaker Awards, celebrating green building leadership in the Philadelphia region, and we are pleased to announce that the MaGrann-submitted project Carpenter Lane is among the impressive list of potential winners.

New York City Just Took Historic Step Toward Cutting Its Top Source Of Climate Pollution

By Alexander C. Kaufman

August 20, 2018

Legislation announced Monday focuses on big buildings, and it could set a new standard for cities around the world.

Big NYC Landlords Join Plan to Cut Energy Use 20% by 2030

August 15, 2018

Some of the biggest names in New York real estate, including SL Green Realty Corp., Vornado Realty Trust and Related Cos., have signed on to an ambitious plan to reduce energy use in the city’s larger buildings by 20 percent by 2030 -- with some “wiggle room.”

A Hotter Topic: Building Heat Resilience Into Multifamily Housing 

August 13, 2018

Summers are getting hotter in Philadelphia. The average daily temperature in the eastern half of Pennsylvania has risen about two degrees Fahrenheit in the last three decades.

Philadelphia Adopts Modern Building Codes

June 1, 2018

The 2018 International Building Codes represent an increase in energy efficiency of over 30% as compared to the current code. The Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to approve its adoption, transforming the city into a nationwide leader. What does this mean for you?

Bringing Energy Savings to Underserved Market - Multifamily Dwellings

May 3, 2018

The state is overhauling its efforts to deliver energy savings to customers in multiple-family dwellings, a sector that has been underserved and hard-to-reach for New Jersey’s vast array of energy efficiency programs. Article on Philadelphia's Building Code

April 20, 2018

Philadelphia's building code is set to receive an update expected to reduce energy bills and shrink the city's carbon footprint. On Thursday, the  Council’s Licenses & Inspections committee gave the green light on a bill that if passed will mandate that the owners of commercial buildings comply with 2018 energy efficiency building standards.

Union Eagle Wins NJ Future Award

April 13, 2018


Congratulations to Union Eagle Senior Apartments on their 2018 New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award, recognizing smart planning and development in New Jersey. Union Eagle is located in Bordentown, NJ and is an adaptive reuse of an abandoned industrial building into affordable senior and veterans' housing.

MaGrann Associates Earns 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

April 2, 2018


MaGrann Associates is proud to announce that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts to protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. MaGrann partners AEP Ohio and Community Investment Strategies were also awarded with a Multifamily High Rise Developer award and a Sustained Excellence Partner of the Year award, respectively.

Federal Energy Tax Deductions Extended for Building Owners & Contractors

Feb. 9, 2018


As a result of the newly passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, federal tax benefits have been extended for energy efficient buildings that were placed in service prior to December 31, 2017!

Affordable Housing on U and V Streets in Washington, D.C.

Jan. 20, 2018

Somerset Development Company and Jonathan Rose Companies are developing a new 96 unit affordable housing high rise in the 1400 block of U and V Streets, NW in Washington, D.C, called Portner Flats.

Illinois Project Earns LEED Gold Cerification

Dec. 21, 2017

Suites at Third is a newly certified LEED Gold apartment building in Champaign IL, designed with the University of Illinois student in mind.​ 68 larger suites with 251 private bedrooms earned LEED Gold by focusing on the energy efficiency of the building.

LEED Gold Housing at Princeton University

Dec. 20, 2017

Princeton University has partnered with American Campus Communities to develop Stanworth Commons: 326 units of new housing just off-campus for graduate students and faculty of Princeton University.​

AEP Ohio EfficiencyCrafted Homes by MaGrann Associates

Dec. 13, 2017

AEP Ohio EfficiencyCrafted Homes is a MaGrann-designed and administered program which encourages builders to deliver higher performing homes through lower HERS scores and ENERGY STAR participation. The program has exceeded its 2017 goals.

Mark MaGrann Receives MAME Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov. 16, 2017

Congratulations to MaGrann Associates founder Mark MaGrann on winning the Joseph S. Van Osten Lifetime Achievement Award at the Builders League of South Jersey's MAME Awards! The awards are considered the  Building & Remodeling Industry Awards of Excellence.

Green Building Takes Hold for Single- and Multifamily Markets

Oct. 17, 2017

There is a growing commitment within the single and multifamily markets to building green, but the level of green building and drivers differ between the two, a new study says.​

Mayor de Blasio: NYC Will Be First City to Mandate that Existing Buildings Dramatically Cut Greenhouse Gas Emission

Sept. 14, 2017

Mandates on NYC’s 14,500 least efficient buildings to accelerate and deepen major efficiency upgrades; most ambitious program of its kind in the nation; financing to support retrofits, steep penalties for non-compliance; will spur 17,000 ‘green jobs’

DVGBC Hosts New Gravity Housing Conference

Aug. 5, 2017

The Delaware Valley Green Building Council held the 2017 New Gravity Housing Conference August 3-4. The event focused on the reality of climate change altering the way buildings will have to be designed, built and operated in the future. Techniques and practices were addressed and attendees participated in workshops, technical trainings, research-based lectures, building and neighborhood tours and networking.

Invest in Resilience Before Disaster Strikes

July 18, 2017

Low-Income Communities Are Especially Vulnerable 

Across the nation heatwaves, droughts and floods have become more frequent and more severe, increasing risks to people, homes, and infrastructure. Between 2011 and 2013, the U.S. experienced 32 weather events that each caused at least one billion dollars in damages.

Jaclyn Heights at West New York Grand Opening

May 18, 2017

Congratulations to the Jaclyn Heights at West New York team on celebrating the grand opening of this award-winning community! Jaclyn Heights was developed by MonGroup Properties, Inc. and is located in West New York, New Jersey. MaGrann Associates was the LEED, National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) and ENERGY STAR consultant on the highly efficient project.

Report: Philly’s Home Prices Jumped 5 Percent in Early 2017

May 2, 2017

By Melissa Romero


The numbers are officially in: Philly’s real estate market got off to a big start in 2017, with home prices rising an average of 5 percent.​

That’s according to economist Kevin Gillen’s latest “Philadelphia Housing Report: Q1 2017,” which found that despite usual trends this time of year, home prices increased and sales were “both exceptionally and unusually strong.”

Zillow Officially Launches, new site for Millenials, first-time buyers

May 2, 2017

Zillow Group officially launched its new real estate search site,, on Tuesday morning, unveiling a web experience designed to help more Millennials and prospective first-time homebuyers become actual homebuyers. 

Walters Group Named 'Green Builder of the Year'!

April 1, 2017

The Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey (SBACNJ) recognizes companies for excellence in marketing accomplishments in home building with the FAME Awards. Now in their 14th year, the Shore Builders awarded the 2017 "Green Builder of the Year" to Walters Group, a full service residential and commercial real estate organization that is dedicated to the sustainable building movement.

Millennials are Helping to Strengthen the Home Market

March 30, 2017

By Marketplace staff and Sabri Ben-Achour

The housing market continues to strengthen. Home prices nationwide were up 5.9 percent year-over-year in January, reaching a 31-month high. Home sales also jumped to 5.5 percent in February — the strongest reading since April 2010, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

What's Hot and Not in the D.C.-area Housing Market

February 6, 2017

By Cindy Ariosa, The Washington Post

After a year of economic ups and downs and plenty of political uncertainty, 2016 ended up a relatively calm year for Washington’s real estate market. Plenty of individual neighborhoods in our area saw significant swings, but overall we continued to see strong levels of activity that is well balanced between buyers and sellers throughout the region.

Philly Joining Private-led Initiative to Reduce Commercial Building Energy Use 50% by 2030

January 18, 2017

By Catalina Jaramillo, Plan Philly

In a policy framework for advancing green building in Philadelphia published in January, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) announced that it’s leading the formation of Philadelphia 2030 District, a private sector-led initiative to reduce energy use, water consumption, and transportation-related emissions from the building sector 50 percent by 2030 at a district scale.

We Knew Energy Efficiency Employs a lot of People, and Now we Know How Many

January 10, 2017

By Jim Barrett, Chief Economist

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office next week, he will be looking to make good on his campaign promise to create jobs and strengthen the economy. He needs look no further than energy efficiency. A new report shows it’s already supporting at least 1.9 million US jobs.

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