Conversations in Sustainable Design

New York, NY

Wednesday April 24, 2019

  • 8.0 AIA / PDH Contact Hours
  • 7.0 HSW Contact Hours
  • 4.0 GBCI CE Hours
  • 6.0 LA CES Hours

Event Details

  • $245 - Full day
  • $165 - Half day

GROHE Live! Center
160 Fifth Ave, 4th Floor
Entrance on West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010


Case Studies in Engineering and Ethics


Martin A. Schwartzberg, Attorney at Law
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin

AIA Course ID 412ETH

8:30 am - 9:20 am

This presentation follows a new approach involving presenting ethical dilemmas that arose in major projects. The presentation focuses on actual case studies showcasing dilemmas that arise in the world of construction and how the key players involved reacted to the situation. This program satisfies the ethics requirement for licensed professional engineers in New York.

Designing for Healthier Communities


Maureen M. Mahle LEED AP
Managing Director, Sustainable Housing Services; Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

AIA Course ID 413ENV
USGBC 0920015212

9:25 am – 11:15 am

High-performance design projects now pay more attention to human health impacts of buildings. While health has always been a part of sustainability, exciting new data (and some scary findings) are driving rapid change to a health-motivated perspective. Learn how there is an increased emphasis on human health in our communities and how certification programs can address human health in communities, including LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, National Green Building Standard, WELL Building Standard, and Fitwel.

Electrical Outlets in the Bathroom


Irvin P. Johnson
Regional Trainer, LIXIL Water Technology Americas

AIA Course ID 414WAT

11:25 am – 12:15 pm

Bathrooms take up a relatively small percentage of the overall floor plan; however – they are huge consumers of resources, such as electricity and water. These resources must be managed carefully for Life-Safety considerations.

In addition, there are a number of design-related, as well as practical suggestions that need to be appreciated by architects and other design professionals, to ensure that end-users will have a positive overall experience in these important spaces.

Houses of the Hamptons


Gary Lawrance
Lawrance Architectural Presentations

AIA Course ID 410HIS

1:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Receive a thorough update to all the new building code changes in the New York City and state Building Codes, both of with are based on the International Code Council’s model codes. Learn about the growing need to incorporate energy efficient design features. The presentation will introduce the current codes and provide a brief overview of the International Code Council’s code development process. Key changes to the relevant editions of the International Building Code (IBC) will be reviewed as this is the model code being used in both the city and the state.

Green Materials Methodologies for LEED Projects


Doug Casper, AIA, LEED AP

AIA Course ID 377MAT
USGBC 90011098

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

There are more materials choices now than ever before. Recognize superior from inferior choices, factoring Life Cycle Analysis and LEED Principles into the equation. Be aware of the many material characteristics: such as flame-spread, toxic emissions content, code compliance factors, and actual loading requirements. Attendees will learn how to ensure that quality fabricators and installers are used on the project. Numerous examples will be presented.

Check in and Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Lunch Provided 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm


GROHE Live! Center
160 Fifth Ave, 4th Floor
Entrance on West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010

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Contact Us

DPC Continuing Education, Inc.
5 Terry Lane, Plainview, NY 11803
phone: 516-681-0057
fax: 516-730-5083

More Information

Government employees and Groups of three or more individuals from the same firm will be offered the reduced prices of $215 for the full day.

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by phone or email, five business days prior to the date of the event. There will be a $25 administrative fee, or your deposit can be tranferred to a future seminar.

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.