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This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There are also the Self-Study options. (see below)

* If you choose to attend the live in-person seminar, please note that the seminar manual will be provided as PDF document, which will be emailed to you shortly before the seminar. If you wish to pay $20 to obtain a paper copy of the manual, please call HalfMoon customer service at 715-835-5900.


Syracuse, NY or Online | Thursday, December 9, 2021
Registration or Log In 8:00 am – -8:30 am
8:30 am – 3:50 pm EST (incl. a 60-min break)


Presented by
James D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

Anthropogenic Climate Change Overview (ACC)
Greenhouse effect
• Atmospheric greenhouse gases
• Verifiable data
• Historic trends
• Review of recent events
What we know and what we don’t
Sociological and cultural underpinnings of the various perspectives of climate change
Greenhouse gas mitigation and economics

Categories of Action
Mitigation vs. adaptation and resilience
Various categories of mitigation
• Personal, professional, political action
Effectiveness of different types of action
Economics of carbon reduction
Geo-engineering pros and cons
Metrics: quantifying carbon
Solution strategies
Consider the role of the engineering community in the development and implementation of solutions
Our role/your role

Structural and Infrastructure Mitigation
Embodied carbon vs operational carbon
Sources of embodied carbon information
EPDs and life-cycle assessments
Carbon pallet for various structural materials
Example building
Mitigation concepts: basic to transformative
Development and implementation of solutions



Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
6.0 LU|HSW


Continuing Education Credit Information

Climate Action for Architects and Engineers
This seminar/webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in New York.

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar/webinar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP

Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse
Mr. D’Aloisio is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered professional engineer in New York and Massachusetts, and he has been certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) since its inception in 2007. He is a member and past president (1997-1998) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Syracuse Section, and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York State (SEAoNY). Mr. D’Aloisio is a member of ASCE/SEI’s Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Committee, the Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Committee, and the Sustainability Committee. Mr. D’Aloisio received the Order of the Engineer at Syracuse University in 1997. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades. Mr. D’Aloisio has performed structural condition reviews of over 15 million square feet of buildings and has performed over 150 structural forensic investigations. He has presented over 300 times.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Climate Action for Architects and Engineers

Delivery Method: Live Online and Live Webinar

Course Description: This course explores practical steps that architects and engineers can take in their professional practice to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the natural and built environment. Topics include an overview of anthropogenic climate change, categories of actions architects and engineers can take, and mitigation vs. adaptation and resilience.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the greenhouse effect, and describe how various construction-related materials and activities influence the buildup of greenhouse gases.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the role of the design and engineering community in the development of implementation of solutions, and differentiate between mitigation steps versus adaptation and resilience.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to analyze the effectiveness of different types of action (professional, personal, political), and weigh activities that have an immediate short-term benefit against long-term effects.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the costs and benefits of specific climate actions such as carbon pricing and geo-engineering, and discuss and reference case studies of example projects that implement various mitigative and adaptive actions.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and concern with the impact of climate change on the built environment

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/13/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.