Climate Action for Engineers Series: ACC Overview

When:  Oct 9, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (ET)

Number of PDHS: 1.5

This session will start with a brief overview of anthropogenic climate change (ACC) - the Greenhouse effect, definition of terms, breakdown of atmospheric greenhouse gases, verifiable data, and historic trends, followed by a review of recent events. Then we’ll look at some of the sociological and cultural underpinnings of the various perspectives of climate change, and how they influence perceptions of the problem. We’ll discuss actions at the global, national, and local levels that relate to climate change. Then we’ll begin to quantify the influence of various materials and activities and other sources of greenhouse gases.

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.