USGBC GREENING THE HEARTLAND REGIONAL CONFERENCE

USGBC GREENING THE HEARTLAND REGIONAL CONFERENCE

… coming later this month: JUNE 22-24. Please consider attending, sponsoring and/ or exhibiting at this premier regional sustainable conference. More information can be found at http://www.greeningtheheartland.org/ or you can continue reading below.

INTRODUCTION

The USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter will host the annual Greening the Heartland 2011. Attendees from throughout the 12-state region and beyond will converge on Cincinnati for three days to learn, share, and connect. The conference seeks to provide partners in all areas of the green building industry the opportunity to sharpen their skills, increase knowledge, and meet other professionals. GBCI, AIA & more CEUs available. Visit the Work Zone, where GBCI staff will directly answer your LEED Certification, project specific questions.

 

MASTER SPEAKERS

  • R. Keith Harrison, Jr., Global Product Supply Officer for Proctor & Gamble
  • Julian Agyeman, professor and Chair of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University
  • Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Program

Further details can be found here:  http://www.greeningtheheartland.org/keynotes.php

 

LEED CERTIFICATION WORK ZONE

Located in the exhibit hall, GBCI staff will be on hand to answer project specific questions related to LEED Certification. This is a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face and work through some of the complexities that a LEED project may encompass.

 

EDUCATION SESSIONS

36 top-notch sessions selected from over 140 abstracts from as far away as San Diego and Vancouver.  Tracks include: New Buildings ( Commercial), Residential, Existing Buildings ( Commercial) and Community. Presenter details can be found here: http://www.greeningtheheartland.org/presenters.php

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Each class will obtain 1.5 CEUs in most cases. Many of these are self reporting. The full conference will offer 13.5 GBCI credits. It is still to be determined how many of those are LEED Specific. We are currently going through the process of obtaining LEED Specific certification for some of these sessions.

 

EXPO HALL

80-100 of the most sustainable businesses, products and consultants from across the region will be collected in one location for networking and discussion. Exhibitors will have their own mini conference to share information and learn from outside sources. More information: http://www.greeningtheheartland.org/exhibitors.php

 

VOLUNTEERING

Brett Kordenbrock is our volunteer chair.  He can help you get plugged in. His e-mail address is: volunteers@usgbc-cincinnati.org We do offer free conference admission for student volunteers.

 

TOURS

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens “The Nation’s Most Sustainable Zoo”
  • Melink Corporation
  • The University of Cincinnati
  • Over The Rhine

More tour information: http://www.greeningtheheartland.org/tours.php

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