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11/10/23, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Center for Architecture


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8 LU / 8 HSW

3.5 LU/HSW Credits will be offered for sessions 1-3. 4.5 LU/HSW credits will be offered for sessions 4-6. If you attend all 6 sessions you will receive 8 LU/HSW credits (Credits will only be offered to in-person attendees).

We are excited to announce an upcoming symposium dedicated to exploring the profound intersections of sustainability, resiliency, design decisions, and policy within the context of decarbonization. This full-day program includes discussion topics ranging from “Whole Building Life Cycle Analysis” and “Materials” to “Resiliency” and “Policy Response to the Climate Crisis,” among other sessions. Our distinguished speakers, each possessing extensive expertise in their respective fields, will offer insight on the considerations and decisions that intricately shape our built environment in the pursuit of decarbonization.

See session descriptions here.


8:30–9:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00–10:00 AM
Session 1: Whole Building Life Cycle Analysis
Jordan Woodson, PE, Associate Structural Engineer, Arup
Erin Heidelberger, Environmental Performance Analyst, KPF

10:00–11:30 AM
Session 2: Materials
Adam Jaffe,
Senior Materials Engineer, Arup
Cindy McLaughlin, Head of Product, Carbon Built
Mujib Hisham, International Architecture Specification and Key Accounts Manager, Saint-Gobain
John Bachenski, Architectural & Technical Services, Glenwood Mason Supply Co., Inc.
Steve Rys, PE, Building Solutions Specialist, Nucor

11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Session 3: Circular Economy
Dan Bergsagel, Sustainability Lead, Schlaich Bergermann Partner
Alan Solomon, Partner, Sawkill Lumber

12:30–1:00 PM – Break

1:00–2:00 PM
Session 4: Building Envelope Life Cycle Assessments
Heather Walters, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel Amb., WELL AP, LFA, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

2:00–3:00 PM
Session 5: Resiliency
Pallavi Mantha, LEED AP, WELL AP, Associate Carbon & Sustainability Consultant, Arup
Scott Bondi, PE. PhD., Principal, Simpson Gumertz & Heger

3:00–4:00 PM
Dena Prastos, AIA, Founding Principal, Indigo River
Domenica Stasiak, PE, Founding Principal, Indigo River

4:00–5:00 PM
Session 6: Policy Response to the Climate Crisis
Carl Ian Graham, PE, Independent Consultant; Former Deputy Direct, Building Emissions, NYC DOB

5:00–6:30 PM – Networking

Livestream Link:

Organized by
AIANY Building Science Committee
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Photo: Fred Froese.
11/10/23, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Center for Architecture


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