Frontiers in Sustainable Design

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April 20, 2021 | Part A

9am - 1pm

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April 21, 2021 | Part B

9am - 1pm

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Event Details

April 20, April 21
9am - 1pm

Live Webinar
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April 20, 2021 - Part A

New Directions, New Careers in Sustainable Design


Douglas P. Casper, AIA, LEED AP

AIA Course ID 158SUSA
USGBC Course ID 90005477

9:00 am – 11:00 am (ET)

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


Bill Walsh, Founder and President of the Board of Directors Healthy Building Network

AIA Course ID 406HEA

11:00 am (ET) – 1:00 pm (ET)

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.

April 21, 2021 - Part B

Future Trends in Urban Agriculture, the future is now as we are forced to adapt to post-pandemic living.


Elizabeth Kennedy, ASLA, Principal, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect, PLLC

AIA Course ID 309AGR
USGBC Course ID 90011097

9:00 am – 10:30 am (ET)

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


Vincent Lee, PE, LEED AP, Associate with Arup

AIA Course ID 229WTR
USGBC Course ID 0090006320

10:30 am (ET) – 12:00 pm (ET)

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


James P. Cinelli, P.E., BCEE,Liberty Environmental, Inc.

AIA Course ID 366SIT

12:00 pm (ET) – 1:00 pm (ET)

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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Please note: Seminar topics and speakers may be subject to change.

Handouts will be available (and included) for all attendees, along with access online.

Certificates will be available at the conclusion of the event.