US Green Building Council - Ohio Chapter - Southwest Ohio Region

Lake Hope State Park Lodge Earns LEED Certified Posted by Jim Ratliff on 07/7/14 in Certified, Featured, LEED

Lake Hope State Park Dining Lodge in McArthur, Ohio has earned LEED certification.

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How Can the EPA Proposed Clean Power Plan Rules Effect Green Building in Ohio? Posted by admin on 07/7/14 in Advocacy

Wondering what the new EPA proposal – sometimes referred to as 111(d) – has to do with green building and LEED? USGBC has prepared a FAQ document explaining why green buildings can and should play a role in plans that states will be developing over the next few years.

Some states have been very active in promoting energy efficiency in buildings; however, not all states are prepared to account for this sector’s energy savings. We at USGBC are working with other national organizations to propose solutions that states can use. In the meantime, chapters can engage with like-minded groups to show state air regulators why building efficiency must be part of the solution. And, local chapters and members should consider supporting building energy efficiency at one of the EPA hearings to be held in late July.

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HOMES 401: USGBC LEED for Homes Green Rater Training Posted by admin on 07/7/14 in Continuing Education, Uncategorized


This two-part LEED for Homes Green Rater Training is designed to prepare qualified participants to provide verification services on LEED for Homes projects. Applicants must meet/submit initial qualifications and complete a two-part training (this two-day workshop and an online course component). Following the training, participants will take a computer-based exam provided by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and complete a mentorship an real projects before earning the LEED for Homes Green Rater Certificate. Must register by August 1st to be accepted.

See these forms for more information:

USGBC Training 1

USGBC Training 2

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Sol Design Seeking Project Manager Posted by admin on 07/7/14 in Green Building Jobs


Sol Design and Consulting is seeking a Project Manager/Architect –  LEED Certification and Design.

Sol is encouraging USGBC members with the appropriate skill set to apply and be part of a dynamic team delivering best‐in‐class green building and sustainability expertise. Project Manager/Architect is a full‐time position in this rapidly growing company, with strong long‐term prospects.

Position Summary                                                                                                                 

Sol design + consulting is looking for a Project Manager/Architect to both manage and work on all aspects of green building certification of commercial and residential projects. This professional will conduct and oversee the review and verification of green requirements in construction drawings during design phase, verification of green measures during construction through field inspections, and documentation via LEED Online and other green building systems. The Project Manager/Architect will assist with architectural input for energy simulation models. Some projects will entail design and building code responsibility. Assuring the meticulous tracking and maintenance of certification documents throughout the course of the project is an essential requirement of this position.

Sound like you? Sol Project Mgr Architect Position 6-11-14.

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