Webinar 2017

Innovation in materials production and building construction

Principles of sustainability and case studies

This webinar is for architects and designers who would like to know more about sustainable design and materials and how to include them in their next design project to meet and exceed their client’s needs.

This course focuses on the definition of sustainable building products and introduces some of the most important sustainability labels in the market that are recognized in the main and robust sustainability rating systems such as LEED, WELL, and LBC.

To help designers understand how they can make informed choices in their project, case studies are presented and discussed.


  • Understanding the principles of sustainable building
  • Understanding the main rating systems available in the market
  • Understanding the principles of some sustainability labels for building products
  • Understanding how sustainability labels of building products fit with main sustainability rating systems of buildings

At the end of the webinar, there will be a 15-minute live Q&A session.

This webinar is designed for architects and designers who would like to know more about sustainable design and materials to include them in their future project.

This webinar is approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • 1 LFA (Living Future Accreditation) hour
  • 1 CE hour by GBCI

Date & Time:

Live online webinar
25 th of October 2017 – h: 1 p.m. - CEST – Central European Summer Time
Duration: 1 hour total (including a 15 minute Q&A session)
Can’t attend? Sign up and we’ll send you a link to the recording after the webinar.

Who we are:

About Macro Design Studio:

It is a dynamic company with experienced professionals in the field of sustainability able to assist clients through the certification process with the main national and international recognized rating systems: LEED®, Living Building Challenge™, WELL®, Fitwel℠, BREEAM®, GBC and Itaca.

Macro Design Studio was born in 2012 with the intention to provide holistic sustainability consulting services. The goal is to go beyond the triple bottom line and to guide clients, designers and companies to a new idea of products, buildings, and communities with a positive impact on the environment.

| http://www.macrodesignstudio.it | @macrodesignit | Facebook: MacroDesignStudio |

About Aquafil:

Since 1969, Aquafil has been one of the leading players, both in Italy and globally, in the production of polyamide 6 yarns. The Aquafil Group has a presence in eight countries employing more than 2700 staff at 14 plants located in Italy, Germany, UK, Slovenia, Croatia, the USA, Thailand, and China.

In 2007 Aquafil inaugurated the ECONYL® Regeneration System, a process that allows the transformation of nylon waste material (like spent fishing nets, carpets and plastic components) into ECONYL® 100% regenerated and regenerable yarn that is used in the production of carpets and garments.

| www.aquafil.com | www.econyl.com | @ECONYL | Instagram: @econylbrand |

Speakers bio:

Paola Moschini

Founder and owner of Macro Design Studio Srl, Paola is an architect and sustainability consultant. She works as facilitator and manager of design and construction teams, contributing in the certification process of several LEED® buildings in Europe. Paola is LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP ID+C, LEED Green Rater, LEED Faculty and Living Future Accredited (LFA). She is involved in training programs, developing courses about sustainability, LEED protocols, sustainable building sites and the envelope commissionin.

Elisa Sirombo

Registered architect since 2011 and post-graduated in 2012 in a II level Master "Sustainable construction and energy efficiency", Elisa is a grant researcher at the Department of Energy of the Polytechnic University of Turin, as part of the TEBE Research Group, working on sustainable design of buildings.
LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, EGE (building sector), and Protocollo Itaca expert, she is involved in Macro Design Studio working on projects pursuing the LEED certification and on education and training activities.