Melissa shares her background with the USGBC LEED Rating System and recent motivation to become more involved by the Green Umbrella 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit.
Krista tells of the inspiring presentation about the Cincinnati Zoo and their green initiative projects at the Ohio Hospital Association Conference on Energy and Sustainability. Read about her take on why and how the Zoo has become a leader in the sustainability scene in Cincinnati.
A short overview with graphical representation of LEED buildings, accredited professionals, and geographic areas from databases maintained by USGBC and GBCI. See how Cincinnati compares!
Thanks to LEED, we can now talk about environmental impacts in quantifiable terms – LEED Certification, percent energy reduction, construction waste diversion rates, water efficiency, access to daylight and views, even site selection. But when it comes to social impacts, or social equity , we don’t yet have a common language. Social impacts are the missing metrics in measuring true sustainability.
Written by: Nikki Kelley
What a great opportunity to hear an international expert on integrated design first hand. As the non-architect in the room, I have to say, I was relieved that the presentation wasn’t overly technical!
Greenbuild is underway here in Toronto, kicking off with the Chapter Leader Forum. Great discussion and opportunity around the work we are doing at the Chapter level to advance the practice of green building. Looking forward to the afternoon closing with the International Forum participants as we talk about expanding green building globally!
The Green Building Information Gateway is both a web based tool (GBIG.org) and an app for smart phones that allows you to navigate all LEED certified projects via a GIS interface. Now you can locate the nearest LEED project where ever you are, access the LEED point summary for that project, and even compare it to the local or national average.
Shawn Hesse has been honored with an invitation from USGBC to join the elite USGBC LEED Faculty program. Less than 80 individuals world-wide share this distinct honor. USGBC Faculty are, “expert green building practitioners and highly-trained facilitators who are authorized by USGBC to teach the official USGBC LEED Curriculum.” USGBC Faculty exclusively teach USGBC’s core curriculum courses ranging from basic LEED education to 300-level Rating System-specific workshops.
Shawn Hesse has been honored with an invitation to present emersion DESIGN’s Green Jobs Policy research at the international USGBC Greenbuild Conference this October 4-7 in Toronto, Canada.
Emersion Design with Neyer Properties provided turn-key design and construction for this 50,000 SF, three-story, LEED Gold American Red Cross Headquarters Building…
Shawn Hesse has been honored with an invitation to present Emersion Design’s Green Jobs Policy research at the international USGBC Greenbuild Conference this October 4-7 in Toronto, Canada.
The 2011 Green Business Awards saw nominations for 51 different sustainable projects. emersion DESIGN took home the awards for Design for Nonprofit, Design for Profit, and Policy for Profit.
With more than 1,400 current manufacturing sites and 400 available sites, Montgomery County is a good place to locate green manufacturing jobs, said a Cincinnati architect and others at a Green Energy Ohio conference Friday at the Dayton Convention Center.
Most have boarded the sustainable design train and can understand the true economic and environmental benefits to this movement. Below are a few trends that are on the horizon that will shape humanity’s future…
The old adage that you can’t improve what you can’t measure is very true. Unfortunately, there are many examples of ‘green’ projects that have negative social impacts. Six workers died building the newly LEED Certified CityCenter project in Las Vegas, the labor practices of countries like Myanmar (where most bamboo is grown) have been criticized by the U.N. and other human rights organizations, and right here at home, more than 100 cases of wage theft have been reported in Hamilton County in the last two years.
Late February may be the dead of another gloomy Cincinnati winter, but very green things are happening around Uptown. The University of Cincinnati’s sustainability initiative, UC|Sustainability, is making progress toward a range of environmentally conscious goals, many of which go far beyond the UC campus.
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