Michael Cudahy

Regulations and Sustainability Specialist at PPEF / PPFA Plastic Piping Educational Foundation
Plantation, Florida
United States

As the Regulation and Sustainability Specialist for PPFA, Michael serves on task groups and committees involved in green and sustainable building standards, rating systems and codes: NAHB National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Committee member, and Chairman of the water group, Task Group 4, and also was a past member of Task Group 3, Resource Efficiency and Homeowner Education. ASHRAE 189.1 committee voting member. GBI Green Globes standard committee member. LEED Water TAG member. IAPMO Green Technical Committee’s water task group for the Green Plumbing and Mechanical Supplement (GPMCS) and WeStand committee member. ICC’s International green Code Committee (IgCC) initial water and IEQ working group. He has given various green technology presentations for NAHB, CTDA, and ASPE. He assisted on an EPA LCA paper on rainwater harvesting systems and assisted in development of a sustainable manufacturing certification program for the piping industry. Michael is active in building code development as the Codes and Training Specialist for the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA). He represents the plastic piping industry in building codes, training, technical questions, green and sustainable building issues, life cycle analysis (LCA), PCR’s, EPD’s and other related issues. Michael works on development of IAPMO, ICC, and NSPC codes. He was on the ICC’s 2018 IRC code committee, the PMGCAC, and IAPMO’s plumbing, mechanical, and USEHC Technical Committees and Technical Correlation Committees. Michael lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He has a degree in Chemistry from Polytechnic University of Brooklyn (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering) where he studied polymers, plastics, recycling, and metals. Michael also has Masters level background in forensic science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has worked on patents on hazardous material recycling from steel mills, and from tire incineration for electrical generation. His hobbies include photography, leatherworking, raising butterflies, and tending his Florida garden.