Sustainable Building, Infrastructure Design & Management
Congratulations to our graduating class and faculty of our Sustainable Building, Infrastructure Design & Management Certificate Program.
1st row left to right
Tony Gelber, Kathleen Bowen Ha, Robert Scarano, Irving Pruus
Second row, left to right
Peter Buchholz, Wayne Hall
Peter Buchholz - Architect designing complex projects such as the WTC (Path) Transportation Hub
Tony Gelber - instructor
Kathleen Bowen Ha - Sustainable Real Estate Appraisal and Marketing
Wayne Hall - US Cavalry, Retired, managing sustainable properties
Irving Pruus - Engineer working on energy projects in the Bronx
Robert Scarano - Architect and developer designing and building sustainable
projects in NYC and Brooklyn
Design a Sustainable World
Designers have long been able to meet the needs of their clients and businesses by using their creativity to blend form and function. Today’s world of limited resources and changing economic and environmental values requires a new set of tools to design a sustainable world.
This Certificate program, Sustainable Building, Infrastructure Design and Management, brings designers into 21st century design by building on their existing design skills and enhancing them with cutting-edge skills and knowledge, enabling them to meet the new goals and challenges of sustainability.
Why Choose Pratt Institute?
For over a century, Pratt Institute has combined the practice of art and practicality by educating artists and designers in its traditional art, design, and architecture classes at the graduate, undergraduate, and professional levels. This program brings Pratt and you to a new level and a new world of art and design, again in a practical way. You will learn about the driving forces that are changing your client’s needs and about the tools needed to meet those challenges and design a sustainable world. In short, you will become part of the solution and be able to assist your clients and businesses in succeeding in a carbon-constrained world.
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Recommended audience: architects; engineers; interior designers; urban planners; facilities and construction management professionals; contractors; and government agency professionals. Application fee: $100, non-refundable.
The certificate program requires the successful completion of all 7 courses, which totals 49 hours of study.
Required Courses: Seven
PMPD 600 Climate Change Fundamentals for Design and Management Professionals
PMPD 601 Designing, Renovating, and Operating Carbon Neutral Buildings
PMPD 602 Performance Modeling for Carbon Neutral Buildings
PMPD 603 Sustainable Standards for Buildings and Infrastructure – LEED, BREAM, Energy Star
PMPD 604 Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Weatherization Audits, and Capital Planning
PMPD 605 New Technologies – Smart Grid and Smart Buildings
PMPD 606 Innovative and Entrepreneurial Planning Design and Management Practices
Pratt’s Sustainable Building, Infrastructure Design & Management program offers a helpful introduction to Sustainability and LEED certification. Tony Gelber is an excellent speaker and he brings his passion for sustainability and conservation to all his classes.
- Robert Fonfrias, P.E.
"Pratt's CCPS Sustainability Program Opened Doors I Didn't Know Existed"
New Years Day 2010 I began my second year in New York City after 33 years of professional employment in Detroit and New Orleans. Half-way through my Sustainable Building, Infrastructure Design, and Management certificate program, Professor Tony Gelber challenged me to design and build a green, sustainable home appropriate for Port-au-Prince two weeks after the January 12, 2010 Haitian earthquake. Now 30 days after receiving my certificate, the architectural and engineering plans are complete, the fundraiser to begin implementing the project is in the planning stage, and I'm on track to make my first trip to Haiti before fall.
George Vallone is the President of Hoboken Brownstone, Inc, a real estate development firm. He's providing the architectural and engineering plans for the home along with Project Management, Budgeting and Logistics. His website is http://www.hbrownstone.com/
Joe Evans is a Sustainable Design Professional with Futureproof, a green, sustainable architectural design firm. Joe is assisting me in the permaculture design of the landscaping for each cluster of homes we build. He also provided input on the natural draft ventilation aspect of the home design, based on his experiences growing up in Panama. His company's website is http://www.futureproofnola.com/.
Peggy Hannon was a fellow student of mine at Pratt and is now at SunEdison, a solar energy third party provider, based in the Washington DC metro area. She's provided input on the PV aspects of our home design. Her company's website is http://www.sunedison.com/.
- Marty Rowland, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Project Manager for Environmental Remediation, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Congratulations to our first graduating class and faculty of our Sustainable Building, Infrastructure Design & Management Certificate Program.
Seated left to right: Margaret Hannon, Kari A Nystrom PE, Tzu-Yin Lu, Robert George Fonfrias PE Standing Left to Right: Edward Benovengo RA, Michael Gerhart, Christopher Gonzales, Amy Tyson; Marty Rowland Ph.D, PE, Tony Gelber, Marc Remo PE, Bhatt Pranavkumar, Roderick Grant PE
Congratulations to our second graduating class and faculty
Seated left to right: Ankita Rathi – Urban/ Environmental Planner, Tony Gelber – Pratt CCPS Faculty, Veronika Kazakova - Architect Standing Left to right: Antonio Rodriguez - Architect, Robert Fonfrias – Previous Graduate, Engineer, Travis Meyer - Developer, John Schuyler – Guest Lecturer, Architect
Neil dePasquale – Architect, Engineer