Michael William Cudahy
Regulation and Sustainability Specialist for
Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA)
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Michael works on development of Green Building Systems and Building Codes for PPFA.
He has been involved in the development of IAPMO, ICC, and NSPC codes. He was a
member of the ICC’s 2018 IRC code committee, and IAPMO’s plumbing, mechanical, and
USEHC Technical Committees.
Michael has been a task group member of many green water programs – IAPMO GPMCS,
NAHB NGBS, LEED and GBI Green Globes. Michael is also active in the building codes as
well, as the Regulations and Sustainability 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 is an 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. He is on the ASHRAE 189.1 committee
Michael is currently on the GBI Green Globes standard water task group, and has commented
on various USGBC LEED drafts and is on the LEED Water TAG. Michael is also on the
IAPMO Green Technical Committee’s water task group for the Green Plumbing and
Mechanical Supplement (GPMCS) and was on the 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 lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He has a degree in Chemistry from Polytechnic
University of Brooklyn where he studied polymers and plastics, recycling, and metals.
Michael also has Masters level background in forensic science from John Jay College of
Criminal Justice, patents on hazardous material recycling from steel mills, and from tire
incineration for electrical generation. His hobbies include photography, leatherworking, and
tending his Florida garden.