By Ryan Duffy, Communications Fellow
Picture of SGH's recent passive house project. Photo rendering by Placetailor, Inc.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures, building enclosures, and materials. Their award-winning work encompasses building, energy, civil/infrastructure, and science/defense projects in the United States, Canada, and more than thirty additional countries.
The group recently worked on the Passive House at 140 Centre Street, Roxbury, MA. SGH, working in collaboration with Placetailor, designed the structure for this multifamily building that incorporates several passive strategies. See more here.
SGH also recently self-funded a research project to evaluate energy usage before and after St. Paul's School replaced the windows in their schoolhouse building. During the winter, St. Paul's reguarly struggled to maintain daily temperatures in their 1936 schoolhouse. SGH worked in collaboration with St. Paul's and Honeywell. See more here.
In an effort to use urban roofspace more productively, SGH recently evaluated existing structures to support new rooftop farms. The project was done in collaboration with owners and Recover Green Roofs. See photos and more about the project here and here.