Conversations in Sustainable Design

Westchester, NY

Tuesday May 21, 2019

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

Event Details

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

Rini’s Restaurant
12 West Main Street,
Elmsford, NY 10523


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.

Countdown to a Zero Energy Building


Jean-Pierre Clejan
Senior Energy Consultant / Technology Executive, GreenLogic Energy

AIA Course ID 398ZER
USGBC 90009187

11:25 am – 12:15 pm

Learn how to design zero energy buildings with no ongoing carbon footprint. Understand the basic requirements and associated concepts that help create mainstream zero energy buildings that are attractive to stakeholders. Maximize efficiency and renewable energy production with best available technology to minimize operating costs while providing solid financial returns and a green differentiator.

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.

Methods for Planning and Implementing a Garden Roof Design for Sustainable Technologies


Jörg Breuning
President / Founder, Green Roof Service LLC

AIA Course ID 390GDN
USGBC 90009058

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

The course starts by assessing the need for vegetated roofs. This is followed with a lesson in history showing that green roofs. We offer an overview of accepted green roof system types with graphical examples. The key benefits of vegetated green roofs are examined with a cross reference to LEED categories. These benefits are further examined by briefly reviewing tools that are available to evaluate life cycle savings.

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


Rini’s Restaurant
12 West Main Street,
Elmsford, NY 10523

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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.