Upcoming Green Events

Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC

Upcoming  Chapter Events


Conversation on Green Building in Stark & Summit

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

51 East Market St.
Akron, OH 44308

Our Akron Canton Extension is partnering with Entrepreneurs 4 Sustainability (E4S) on their
monthly program with the topic of green building. We’ll be discussing current sustainable building projects and initiatives happening in Stark and Summit counties. We’ll also provide some LEED updates and Greenbuild 2011 highlights.

No cost to attend. Advance registration encouraged at www.e4s.org.


Movie Night: The Greening of Southie

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Akron Public Library Main Branch
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326

Set on the storied streets of South Boston, The Greening of Southie is a feature documentary about Boston’s first residential green high rise, The Macallen Building, and the union men and women who set out to construct it. Building green has its challenges, and the job site has its skeptics. When things on the building site start to go wrong, the young development team has to keep the project from unraveling. Funny and poignant, The Greening of Southie is a story of bold ideas, new environmentalists and the future of the way we live.

Following the film, the audience is invited to walk over to Crave where we will enjoy a networking session.

Access to the film is on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited to 100 people.
Please note: The film is 70 minutes long and contains explicit language.

There is no cost to attend this event. Mark your calendar and register here today or simply by sending an email to info@neogreenbuilding.org.


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The State of Green Building

Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC

Speaker Forum: The State of Green Building

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 7:00 PM to Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:30 PM

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval
University Circle
Cleveland, OH  44106

Proponents of green buildings have a long list of persuasive arguments they can use to convince clients and developers that green is the way to go. However, with the American economy in distress, the question of marketplace impact on green building, its future implementation and its affect on climate change remains.

Join the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC, in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, for a presentation by Tim Cole, Executive Committee member of the U.S. Green Building Council and director of environmental initiatives and product development at Forbo Flooring. He will be joined by a regional panel of green building practitioners comprised of Bill Doty, LEED AP of Doty & Miller Architects, Jon Ratner of Forest City Enterprises and Tim Panzica, LEED AP of Panzica Construction who will provide their insight on local, regional and national green building practices, trends and technologies.

Cost for the event is included in the price of admission to the museum. COME SEE THE CLIMATE CHANGE EXHIBIT AND STAY FOR THE FORUM.

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Windemere School LEED Site Tour

Windemere School LEED Site Tour

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 12:00 PM to Tuesday, June 07, 2011 1:30 PM

Windemere School
2283 Windemere Avenue
Akron, OH  44312

The City of Akron has eight schools pursuing LEED certification currently. This is a great chance  to see an exemplary project as it nears completion under the LEED for Schools designation. All green building advocates are welcome…

Join them for a midday site tour at Windemere School led by Jason Huth and Michael Bridgeman of Panzica Construction and John Wheeler of Braun & Steidl Architects. Some of the sustainable highlights include daylighting, stormwater management and energy efficiency.

No cost to attend this time. But space is limited to 30 people. First RSVP, first serve.

RSVP for this event by emailing info@neogreenbuilding.org & mention Windemere on the subject line.



… 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

Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC Akron-Canton Extension Launch

Akron-Canton Extension Launch

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Greystone Hall / Barrister’s Room
103 South High Street
Akron, OH  44178

The Northeast Ohio USGBC Chapter has had plans to increase its outreach in Stark, Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Wayne counties.

Join them for this “launch” meeting to discuss some of the regional green building highlights, confirm programs being facilitated in the months ahead, review committee initiatives and how you can engage with the Akron-Canton Extension.

They want to learn what green building projects you’re working on and what local programming should be developed to meet your needs.

There is no cost to attend this event. Cash bar. Registration strongly encouraged here, so they can adequately staff the bar and make you a name-tag.