Boston – Margulies Perruzzi (MP), a New England architectural and interior design firm, announced that Saul Accetta, AIA, LEED AP ID+C has become a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) and Kara McGuane, IIDA, NCIDQ has earned her WELL Accredited Professional (AP) certification.
A senior architect with over 17 years of experience, Accetta has worked on a range of project types, including R&D facilities, corporate headquarters, and office spaces with training centers. He was also a founding member of the Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition.
McGuane is senior interior designer at MP. With over a decade of experience working on projects for corporate, retail, and higher education clients, she is an active member of the New England chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Accetta earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College. McGuane holds a Bachelor of Science in interior design with a concentration in sustainability from Endicott College.
“Margulies Perruzzi has a long history of supporting the professional development of our teams and staying current with emerging technologies in order to better serve our clients,” said Daniel P. Perruzzi, Jr., AIA, LEED AP, principal and senior partner at Margulies Perruzzi. “Saul and Kara’s pursuit of a specialized certification shows their dedication to the craft of architecture and interior design. We congratulate them on this professional achievement.”
According to Passive House Massachusetts, Passive House is a voluntary international building standard developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), located in Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House Standard is composed of several strict performance requirements for new building construction. The resulting performance produces approximately a 90% reduction in heating and cooling energy usage and up to a 75% reduction in primary energy usage compared to structures built to conventional building codes. Passive House significantly reduces the carbon footprint while making a comfortable, healthy, and affordable environment.
Developed by Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI) in collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the WELL AP signifies advanced knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard. The cutting-edge WELL Building Standard is the leading global rating system and the first to be focused exclusively on the way that buildings, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness.