Conversations in Sustainability and Accessibilty

Elmsford, NY

April 19 & 20, 2018

  • 16.0 AIA-HSW | PDH Contact Hours
  • 8.0 GBCI CE Hours
  • 10.0 LA CES Hours

Event Details

$455 - Both day
$245 - Full day
$165 - Half day

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


Designing for Healthier Communities


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

AIA Course ID 401COM
USGBC Pending approval.

The impact of buildings & facilities on human health is now an important part of sustainable design standards. Learn the importance of public health to the future of our communities and how it can be incorporated into large-scale residential and mixed-use projects. Some extraordinary new data, and a small army of dedicated Green Professionals, is changing project design parameters to a more health-oriented approach.

Residential Design Using Modular/Prefab Construction


Laszlo Kiss RA
Studio Kiss

USGBC Pending approval
AIA Course ID 400MOD

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of both prefabricated (prefab) and modular construction for residential applications. Learn about the energy efficiencies available, as well as the wide variety of design outcomes possible. The greatest advantages of modular are that management and scheduling become simplified and the budget is reduced. There is a different basic process that is followed in modular construction, but – as witnessed in some relevant case studies – the results can be superlative.

Light the Way to LEED V4


Manny Feris, LEED AP
Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.

AIA Course ID 393LTG
USGBC 90010583

Light control is commonly used in order to obtain several LEED points. Currently, the USGBC is transitioning to LEED v4. As such, light control remains a key contributor to LEED certification. In fact, light control and light control manufacturer services can contribute to over 40 out of the 110 possible LEED points. Learn how light control can contribute to LEED v4 certification.

Dimming for Energy Savings


Manny Feris, LEED AP
Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.

USGBC 920011022
AIA Course ID 396LTG

By reviewing national energy statistics and using real world case studies, the participant will be able to describe the importance of light control for energy conservation in commercial buildings. Also by reviewing energy data and design guidelines, the participant will be able to determine how dimming light control helps meet energy savings goal and where to best apply different dimming control technologies.

Green Materials Methodologies for LEED Projects


Douglas P. Casper, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; President;
DPC Continuing Education, Inc.

USGBC 90009350
AIA Course ID 377MAT

Describe which construction materials are acceptable and which are not. The specific requirements of LEED v.3 and v.4 for Building Design and Construction will be referred to, as well as other pertinent standards. Case studies of LEED Certified projects will be presented. Suggested approaches for construction waste management are presented, as well. Identify new trends in building product standards and their implications to the building industry.

Using Accessible Design Standards to Produce Code-Compliant Buildings

8.0 AIA LU-HSW / PDH | 4.0 LA CES

Dominic Marinelli

USGBC 90009350
AIA Course ID 404ACC

As buildings & facilities become more complex – there is an even greater need to include accessibility features in our designs. The requirements of ANSI A117.1 (2009), Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities are now mandated by law throughout the US and must be addressed from preliminary design down to the final detailing of all commercial, multi-family and institutional projects.

The new emphasis in the design community in public health is exhibited by a strong need to make buildings accessible. This is a body of knowledge that has become a mandatory prerequisite for your design projects.

Attendees will learn how to incorporate accessible features during various project design stages to produce truly sustainable projects and fully code-compliant buildings & facilities and will take home a greater appreciation of the many wrinkles that exist and how to deal with them.


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.