February 2020
Building Science for a Better Environment
New Brunswick, NJ

March 31 - April 2: Atlantic Builders Convention
Atlantic City, NJ

Washington, DC
New Orleans, LA

Philadelphia, PA

New York, NY
Client Success Stories
Affordable Housing in Washington, DC
Rich with amenities, the development of Capitol Vista in Washington, DC was built as a result of the recent affordable housing announcements by Mayor Muriel Bowser in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood.

Capitol Vista is a 104-unit, 100% affordable community. It houses residents earning up to 50% of the median family income or $58,600 for a family of four. Amenities include 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail and space for public art, and close proximity to Metro stations, bus routes, a grocery store, multiple places of worship, a library, recreation and restaurants.

We were happy to partner with Hamel Builders and Grimm & Parker Architects to complete the ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise and EGC 2015 New Construction certifications for this project.

Upscale Rentals in North Jersey
The Vestry in Montclair, New Jersey is a boutique collection of 46 upscale rental homes on the former site of the Mount Carmel Holy Church. The five-story apartment building is designed by Sionas Architects and is developed by Greenwood Development, LLC and Sterling Properties. MaGrann Associates completed the LEED for Homes v4 and the ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise certifications for the one-, two- and three-bedroom homes.

Industry Trends
International Builders Show: Lessons Learned
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 this less than 5 minute video on the emerging trends noticed in Las Vegas this year.
Enhanced Incentives Available for Projects in NJ Opportunity Zones
Existing Multifamily Buildings
If you own or manage an existing multifamily building in an NJ Opportunity Zone or Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), you may be eligible for better incentive rates through the NJCEP. Click here to learn more about incentives for existing multifamily assets.

Residential New Construction – Townhomes & Single Family
If you are building a single family or townhome LIHTC project in an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) , you could be eligible for additional $500 per housing unit. Click here to learn more about the updated Residential New Construction NJCEP Incentive table.

Need help navigating next steps? Contact us today at info@magrann.com .
Apple, Amazon, And Google Want To Standardize Your Smart Home
Interoperability issues have always been  at the forefront  of the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT). While there will always be brand loyalists and evangelists out there, the reality is that it's simply unrealistic to expect a factory, office, or even a household to construct its entire IoT ecosystem with only one company's devices and protocols.

The  Zigbee  Alliance recently announced that it has brought together some tech giants, including Apple, Amazon, and Google to form a new working group, the Connected Home over IP (or CHIP) project, to develop and promote a new, royalty-free and secure connectivity standard for smart home products.

Company News
Remembering Mark MaGrann

At our company's Annual Meeting on February 4, 2020, we unveiled a dedication to our late founder, Mark MaGrann.

Mark founded MaGrann Associates in 1982 out of a need to improve energy and comfort performance of the homes people live in. He worked tirelessly to build his business and advocate for energy efficiency and building science, still only emerging concepts at the time. He built the foundation for MaGrann Associates to become the company it is today.

We were saddened to share the news of Mark's passing on April 3, 2019.

"Mark was a pioneer in this industry. I know he would be so proud to see that the company he created continues to thrive and grow, which is an enduring legacy to what he believed in so strongly. We miss him every day," said President and CEO Rich Selverian.

We will forever honor his memory and his legacy in our minds and our hearts, and with this small representation of our appreciation to him, here in our home office.
Staff News
Congratulations to our Program Manager, Rebecca Mellino for being voted onto the board of the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association!

The OMHA  is a not for profit organization that works to make manufactured housing a standard way of life in Ohio. Read more about the OMHA here .
New Employee
Brady Nagel joins the MaGrann Associates existing multi-family team as a Technical Analyst performing energy audits. Brady is from Chicago and graduated from Michigan State majoring in Environmental Studies and Sustainability, and minoring in Entrepreneurship. He is a true outdoor activity lover of all types of every season – hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, and climbing to name a few; and has traveled to 12 different countries!

"I’m very excited to be working for a company that allows real change to be made day-to-day, and work alongside people who have the same passion and drive for environmental sustainability as I do."
Certified LEED for
Homes to Date: 11,271
Certified ENERGY STAR
Homes to Date: 51,463
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