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Robert Wisniewski | Director ...
Robert Wisniewski | Director of Sustainable Development
Rob brings 14 years of green building design, construction & project management experience to LPCCD.
main responsibilities include designing energy efficiency and renewable technologies into all residential projects, coordinating project planning with LEED certification requirements, and providing overall design oversight to ensure the sustainability goals of Lincoln Park Master Plan are met.
Previous to his current position, Rob worked as a Senior Consultant with MaGrann Associates, an energy consulting & engineering firm where he was responsible for managing, consulting and supporting sustainable design & LEED for Homes projects in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
Prior to his work with MaGrann Associates, Robert provided green building project management and consulting services to developers and design professionals of affordable housing projects while working as a Green Building Specialist with the award winning New Jersey Green Homes Office.
He is also former co-owner of the Colorado based sustainable design/build firm Within Designs, specializing in constructing environmentally integrated, energy efficient homes in the Western U.S.
Rob holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Science & Engineering from the University of Delaware with graduate work in urban planning and architecture from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.
Robert Wisniewski, MaGrann Associates
Senior Technical Consultant
As a Senior Sustainable Design Consultant with MaGrann
Associates, Robert Wisniewski draws from his
13 years of hands-on environmental design, project management and construction experience to assist developers, architects and builders with expert green building/LEED® consulting, management and verification services.
Prior to his work with MaGrann Associates, Wisniewski worked as a Green Building Specialist with the award winning New Jersey Green Homes Office within the Department of Community Affairs.
assisted in the development and administration of green building programs for the State of New Jersey and to provide green building project management and consulting services to developers of affordable housing units.
The Office was awarded the 2006 Energy Star Partner of the Year "Excellence in Affordable Housing" for its green building consultation services to over 2500 affordable housing units in New Jersey, including two near zero energy homes.
He is also former co-owner of the Colorado based sustainable design/build firm Within Designs, specializing in constructing environmentally integrated and energy efficient homes.
projects employ innovative technologies and materials including strawbale, tire rammed earth, and papercrete wall construction, reclaimed building materials, green roofs, alternative wastewater treatment, passive/active solar technologies, and natural non-toxic finishes.
has co-authored and authored a number of green building documents and continues to write and present on a wide range of topics.
believes that green building is a design and construction process that has more to do with thoughtful and creative planning than it does sophisticated technology.
Wisniewski holds a degree in Environmental Science and Geography with graduate studies in Architecture, Ecological Design and Urban Planning.
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New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hamptons, Shelter Island, North Fork & Palm Beaches, Real Estate News
Robert Wisniewski, senior technical consultant with MaGrann Associates, Mount Laurel, N.J., says that at a minimum, all green homes should be Energy Star-certified and also feature: high-efficiency heating, cooling and lighting; proper mechanical air ventilation coupled with nontoxic finishes and furnishings for improved indoor air quality; water-saving, high-efficiency fixtures and appliances; building products and finish materials that contain recycled content and/or are locally available to help reduce the impact of transportation and environmental degradation.
"The building shell, including insulation and windows, should be top priority," says Wisniewski
, who adds that energy-efficient home features can save homeowners a minimum of 15 percent on heating and cooling bills.
Above all, says Wisniewski
, a green home should be affordable."To be green doesn't necessarily need to be more expensive," he
says."But as to be expected, there are high-cost and low-cost green buildings."
Beyond the bottom-line price to buy or build one, a green home constitutes a feel-good purchase for the owner, says Wisniewski
"Although a green building is better built and more efficient compared to a conventionally built home, there are key elements of green building that aren't valued in terms of dollars," Wisniewski
When shopping for a builder, look for one that is Energy Star-certified, says Wisniewski
.An Energy Star home meets the guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
, is at least 15 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code and includes additional energy-saving features that typically make it 20- to 30-percent more efficient than a standard home.Wisniewski
says you may also want to choose a builder certified with LEED for Homes, a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes of which benefits include lower energy and water bills, reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins.
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