Frontiers in Sustainable Design
We are offering 2 half day sessions: via ZOOM Webinar:
Part A Tuesday April 20, 2021
New Directions, New Careers in Sustainable Design
2.0 AIA LU-HSW/PDH / GBCI / LA CES
Douglas P. Casper, AIA, LEED AP
9:00 am 11:00 am
We are experiencing a period of unprecedented change, unknown for many years. As we realize a more desperate need to change our ways, as a response to diminishing resources and the growing global warming problem new, innovative career paths are opening up in the construction industry.
This presentation will look at the how, why, and wherefore of sustainable design, building a case for major change NOW! Positive approaches being initiated in various parts of the world will be explored, with an eye to specific career paths that are relevant to design & construction professionals.
Mastering Healthy Materials Selection for Green Buildings
2.0 AIA LU-HSW/PDH / LA CES
Founder and President of the Board of Directors
Healthy Building Network
11:00 am 1:00 pm
Since the beginning of the USGBC and before, experts have striven to develop a sensible way to deal with toxic materials. More recently, several major organizations have attempted to deal with the issue. It was not until a special convergence of events took place several years ago that this new methodology was able to come into existence. In essence, Bill Walsh and his Healthy Buildings Network, was able to partner with one of the top 5 companies in the world, namely Google, and develop a workable system of materials classification and analysis that is now starting to gain traction partly due to the fact that it is being required/ accepted by major authorities involved in the code-making/enforcement process, such as Enterprise Green Communities and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).
State and local building code compliance issues will be discussed, as well. This session will review examples of recently completed installations and their associated results.
Part B - Wednesday April 21, 2021
Future Trends in Urban Agriculture, the future is now as we are forced to adapt to post-pandemic living.
1.5 AIA LU-HSW/PDH / GBCI / LA CES
Elizabeth Kennedy, ASLA,
Principal, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect, PLLC
9:00 am 10:30 am
Attendees will gain an overview of current trends and future developments in urban agriculture, survey the impact of urban farming on urban design, sustainable community redevelopment and management and review costs and returns on investment. The presentation will include examples of farming techniques implemented at grade, on roofs, indoors, and those integrated with architectural systems.
Developing Sustainable Water Management Master Plans
1.5 AIA LU-HSW/PDH / GBCI / LA CES
Vincent Lee, PE, LEED AP,
Associate with Arup
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learn to manage water as a resource - combining: water supply, stormwater, and wastewater in an integrated solution.
Learn how to incorporate water efficiency, rainwater harvesting, and reclaimed water into your green projects. Enlightened leaders in the environmental engineering field have been developing innovative solutions that will forever change how we think of and handle water. This session provides tools, strategies, and lessons that can be applied to master planning and building projects. Examples will be provided from previous built work.
Impact of the New York City Environmental Regulations on Design Professionals
1.0 AIA LU-HSW/PDH / LA CES
James P. Cinelli, P.E., BCEE
Liberty Environmental, Inc.
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
The NYC E-Designation Program regulates such items as: HazMat Contamination, Noise Attenuation & Air Quality impacts. Impacts on building design include: vapor barriers, noise attenuating materials and exhaust stacks. Attendees will be walked through the Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) e-designation process. Learn what design elements are required to obtain OER and DOB approvals.
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