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Tuesday, February 28, 2023 
8:30 am – 4:00 pm CST (including a 60-min. break)

Presented by:
Jodi Smits Anderson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Well-AP
Lisa J. Goodwin Robbins, RA, CCS, LEED AP
James A. D’Aloisio, PE, LEED AP


Defining “Sustainability” in 2023
Presented by: Jodi Smits Anderson

  • Health
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and co-creation
  • Locational specificity: materials, skills, workforce, economy, and natural systems
  • Life cycle and cost
  • Existing laws and policies

Evaluating Sustainable Products 
Presented by: Lisa Goodwin Robbins

  • Balancing health, durability, cost, local production, and environmental justice
  • Red list: top toxins to avoid
  • Labor practices: Design for Freedom
  • Owner mission and strategic plans

Embodied and Operational Carbon 

Presented by: James D’Aloisio

  • Biogenic carbon
  • Carbon claims, comparisons, and carbon calculations
  • Ways to reduce embodied carbon
    • Structural
    • Landscape architecture
  • Current innovations

Tools and Resources

  • Guidance and rating systems – Presented by: Jodi Smits Anderson 
    • LEED
    • International Living Futures Institute
    • PHIUS
    • Well and Fitwell
    • Envision
    • SITES
  • Modeling systems – Presented by: James D’Aloisio
    • Carbon
    • Energy and energy code
    • Life cycle
  • Specifying materials – Presented by: Lisa Goodwin Robbins
    • CSI formats and organization strategies
    • Specifying for certifications: LBC, LEED, and PHIUS
    • EPDs, HPDs, and CDPH certification
    • Mindful Material, Healthy Building Network, BuildingEase, and other new ideas

Improving Sustainability for the Future 
Presented by: Jodi Smits Anderson

  • Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR)
  • AIA2030 and ethics
  • AIA Framework for Design Excellence
  • Firm standards
  • Regenerative practice


Webinar Instructions
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6.0 PDHs 

6.0 HSW CE Hours 

6.0 LU|HSWs* 

International Code Council 
0.6 CEUs (Sustainability)** 

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

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

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Sustainability (Preferred Provider No. 1232).** 

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 


*Pre-approval for on-demand format may be available upon request. 

**Not approved for on-demand format. 


James A. D’Aloisio , P.E. LEED AP

Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse

James 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. 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, where he currently serves as co-chair of the Thermal Bridging Working Group. 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 400 times. 

Lisa J. Goodwin Robbins, RA, CCS, LEED AP

Lisa J. Goodwin Robbins has been writing architectural specifications almost forever. Working on a wide variety of project types, she supports other architects, both designers and project managers, in their efforts to be green, to solve problems, and to get their projects built. She helps to develop and maintain Kalin Associates’ sustainable design specifications, LEED, LBC, and PHIUS documentation requirements, and base specification systems.

Lisa is also board chair at Silent Spring Institute, the leading scientific research organization dedicated to uncovering the environmental causes of breast cancer. During the past ten years, Lisa has been speaking about healthier building materials and indoor air quality at national and regional conferences. She is committed to raising awareness among architects and designers about avoiding toxic chemicals in our built environment.

Jodi Smits Anderson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Well-AP

Jodi Smits Anderson, is a hiker, knitter, mom, wife, speaker, architect, nature lover, avid board game player, and at the root of it all: a Curious Soul. She has dedicated the past two decades to pursuing what’s possible through sustainability, adaptive reuse, and optimizing energy use, focusing on how the built environment can support the health of our building users, community, and environment. As a regenerative practitioner, she continually learns from Nature and by seeking inclusion, so we remain on a path of building toward potential. Her experience includes work as a designer and project manager for many Albany area firms, 15 years as the Director of Sustainability for a NYS Authority working on policy and implementations at state and federal levels, and, most recently, as managing Principal of the Albany Office of EYP, a Page company.

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: Sustainable Buildings: Materials, Process, and Technology

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6-hour course focuses on practices, materials and technology that advance sustainability and reduce carbon emissions from buildings. The course begins by defining sustainability before evaluating sustainable products, identifying methods of carbon reduction, and discussing useful tools and resources, including guidance and rating systems, modeling systems and specifying materials. The course concludes by looking forward, specifically at sustainability goals and AIA 2030.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to evaluate sustainable building products to balance health, durability, cost, local production and environmental justice.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify ways to reduce embodied carbon in both structural and landscape architecture.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain what it means and what is required to attain certain certifications and ratings such as LEED, PHIUS and others.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss what sustainability means in 2023, including its impact on health, diversity, equity and inclusion, and how to increase sustainability going forward with a focus on AIA 2030 and the AIA Framework for Design Excellence.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites:  None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/22/2025

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.