MaGrann Associates Earns 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.
MaGrann Associates Earns 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.
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!
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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2019 by the Numbers
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 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.
MAGRANN ASSOCIATES EARNS 2020 ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR - SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD
Mount Laurel, New Jersey, April 6, 2020
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”.
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.
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.
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
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?
PlanPhilly.com 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.
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.
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.
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
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 RealEstate.com, new site for Millenials, first-time buyers
May 2, 2017
Zillow Group officially launched its new real estate search site, RealEstate.com, 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
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
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
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
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.