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& THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2023

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Climate action is one of two top goals of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Institute calls on architects to support humanity’s collective call to climate action through an unrelenting commitment to sustainable and resilient design.

Designing and constructing buildings that diminish greenhouse gases are architectural imperatives. Designing and constructing buildings that support health, safety, and welfare are ethical imperatives. In short, designing and constructing buildings that can combat the greenhouse effect will improve our chances of repairing our planet while creating a healthy, resilient, and regenerative future.

The AIA New Jersey Chapter Committee on the Environment (COTE) East Coast Green Conference brings together professionals from numerous industry segments to discuss the future of design in an age where wellness and climate change demand equal attention. East Coast Green presents some of the most prominent regional players in sustainability, to speak on a wide variety of topics of interest to the design and construction industry.

Engage in up to 12 hours of environmentally related programming presented virtually on July 20th and July 27.

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Session Schedule

July 20th Schedule

Time Topic Presenter Company Credit
10AM Resilient Design David Corban, AIA, LEED AP with David Corban Architects   1 HSW/LU
11AM Data Centers: A $6 Trillion Lever for Embodied Carbon Action Frank Mruk, FAIA, CSI, LEED AP National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 1 HSW/LU
12Noon Break
1PM Decarbonizing Concrete Now: Reports From The Field Luna Oiwa, LEED AP BD+C and Kayleigh Abbott Brightworks Sustainability 1 HSW/LU
2PM Maximizing Daylighting & Glare Control within the Constraints of ASHRAE 90.1 Joe Menchefski, B.Eng, MBA Advanced Glazings 1 HSW/LU
3PM Healing the Damages of the Past with a Focus on Core Principles and Process Jodi Smits Anderson, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Well-AP   1 HSW/LU
4PM Gaia’s Way Farm – Where Sustainability Meets Historic Preservation Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELLap, BECxP (architect/CM)   1 HSW/LU

July 27th Schedule

Time Topic Presenter Company Credit
10AM Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings – The Role of Architects Deane Evans, FAIA New Jersey Institute of Technology 1 HSW/LU
11AM Heroically Green – Before Building Science Peter Pfeiffer, FAIA Barley Pfeiffer Architecture 1 HSW/LU
12Noon Break
1PM Ways of Seeing Buildings: Breakthrough Perspectives on Green Buildings from a QA/QC Professional Rob Hoskens Building Performance Architecture 1 HSW/LU
2PM Generational Marketing: Shifting Power and Expectations that are Impacting the Housing Sector Sara Gutterman Green Builder Media 1 LU
3PM Demystifying Sustainable Design – It’s Way Easier Than You Think! Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C Kipnis Architecture + Planning 1 HSW/LU
4PM Zero Waste Mixology Jason Takeuchi, AIA, NCARB, NOMA Ferraro Choi And Associates 1 LU

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Sponsorship Opportunities


Sage Green – Keynote Speaker Sponsor $5,000
(1 Available)
Emerald Green – Keynote Speaker Sponsor
Kelley Green – Conference Sponsor $1,000 Lime Green – Conference Sponsor $500
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If you would like to become a sponsor please contact:
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AIA New Jersey is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code as a business league. Amounts solicited are not deductible as charitable contributions but may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses to the extent allowed by law.


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