Climate Action for Engineers Series: Categories of Action - What to do?

When:  Oct 23, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (ET)

Number of PDHS: 1.5

Lots of different actions can be taken. We’ll clarify mitigation vs. adaptation and resilience, as well as the various categories of mitigation - personal, professional, and political action, the effectiveness of different types of action, the economics of carbon reduction, as well as activities that have an immediate short-term benefits versus long-term effects. We’ll review the concept of geo-engineering pros and cons. We’ll also consider the role of the engineering community in the development and implementation of solutions, and what steps have already been taken by some engineering organizations.

Jim D'Aloisio is a Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, NY. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D'Aloisio is a Registered Professional Engineer (NY and MA), Member of NYSSPE, ASCE, and SEAoNY, Certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB), and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Jim’s chair of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Climate Action Team and a former member and chair of the SEI’s Sustainability Committee. He is a former Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council's NY Upstate Chapter, a former USGBC National Board Member (2009), and is a trained member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. He is an Urban Green Council trained presenter on the NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code. He’s written over 20 articles on the relationship between building structures and sustainability, and has presented over 200 times, including day-long seminars on structural building forensics, special inspections, building failures and condition reviews, and climate action for engineers.