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AIA Akron is a local component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We represent over 170 members in 11 counties of the greater Akron area. Our mission is to organize and unite in fellowship the members of the Architecture profession. We promote the aesthetic, scientific and art of planning by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice, to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to ensure the advancement of the living standards or people through their improved environment.

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… 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.


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.



  • 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



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.



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



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.



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



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.



  • 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

E4S Akron Network Kick-Off Meeting

E4S returns to the greater Akron area on Wednesday June 8th with a downtown network event hosted at Musica.

They will explore the “state of the community’ as it applies to sustainability and share new learning and insights since we were last together.

Kick-off the 2011 Akron programming on June 8th as they bring back E4S Second Wednesdays in Akron!

Event Details

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Musica, on Maiden Lane, downtown, 51 East Market Street, Akron, OH 44308, US

Program agenda and details to follow.

Click this Link for the event page and to register.

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Jillian R. Tipton
Executive Director

2841 Riviera Drive, Ste. 120
Fairlawn Ohio 44333
Appointment Only. 

P: 330-699-9788
E: jtipton@AIAakron.org