US Green Building Council - Ohio Chapter - Southwest Ohio Region

2016 Green Advocate Award Recipients Posted by admin on 12/12/16 in Chapter, Uncategorized

The USGBC Southwest Ohio is proud to present the 2017 Green Advocate Award to the Montgomery County Commission; Debbie Lieberman, Judy Dodge and Dan Foley.
We wish to recognize the Commission for their leadership in the formation of and especially for their ongoing support of the Dayton Regional Green (DRG) Initiative! Such support is critical to maintain initial gains and to build momentum for greater community impact.
These items speak volumes to the inclusive nature and community-wide impact the Commission created with establishing the DRG:
  • Regional:  The Commission made certain the DRG is Regionally based – affecting not only Montgomery County, Ohio, but also its 17 surrounding counties.
  • Community: The DRG is built on community-based People, Profit, Planet principles:   Major public and private organizations lead the 12 Sustainability Action Teams of the DRG.  Five Rivers MetroParks focuses on Social Equity and Livability (People), Dayton Regional Green 3 focuses on Economic and Energy Impact (Profit) and Partners for the Environment focuses on Natural Resources (Planet).
We understand the Vision of the DRG is for the Dayton Region to be the most vibrant economy and healthy environment in the Midwest to Live, Work, and Play, and the DRG Mission’s is for it to be a leadership collaborative committed to enhancing the quality of life and environmental assets of the region by promoting social responsibility, growing our economy, and protecting a healthy environment.  With the DRG, the Montgomery County Commission has formed an organization that will continue well into the future in making significant impact to the overall sustainability (Quality of Life) of the SW Ohio Region.

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Dayton Green Apple Day of Service at Horace Mann Elemenatry Posted by admin on 10/10/16 in Chapter, Events, Schools, Uncategorized

The Dayton Green Apple Day of Service took place on Friday October 7th at Horace Mann Elementary School, a Dayton Public School. The event improved upon Horace Mann’s existing learning garden, which is already an important part of the school’s curriculum, by enlarging the garden and adding an outdoor classroom. The service day was a collaboration between the USGBC, Wright State University’s School of Education and the Five Rivers MetroParks Community Gardening Program, with funding also provided by Whole Foods. The group of 25+ volunteers demolished the old, deteriorating garden beds, constructed two large new raised beds from block and filled them with garden soil, added two rain barrels and bird feeders, and mulched a large area for the outdoor “classroom” with repurposed stumps for student seating.

We had fantastic turn-out with folks from the USGBC, WSU, Five Rivers MetroParks, and a large number of students, staff and parents from Horace Mann participating. The group made quick work, finishing the project in 3 hours, and then enjoying hotdogs together afterwards courtesy of the school. The Chapter paid for the garden soil and various garden supplies for the projects.

Enjoy the pictures of the event, below:

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Green Apple Day of Service at Pleasant Hill Academy Posted by admin on 09/9/16 in Schools

The Cincinnati Green Apple Day of Service took place on Tuesday, September 20th at Pleasant Hill Academy in College Hill. The USGBC SW Ohio Region partnered again this year with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful to help the students recycle their lunch waste. The volunteers assisted students sorting their food and paper waste. At the end of the lunch period the results were measured and 16.8 lbs. of recycling, 14 lbs. of compost and 102.2 lbs. of trash were collected. Students received a “recycle” rubber bracelet for their efforts.

The waste-reduction project included education through classroom presentations and assemblies provided by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. The Civic Garden Center is working with the school to use the compost in their own garden!

Special thanks to Barb Wriston-Ruddy and Kara Luggen of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for their help in putting this program together.

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October 2016 LEED v4 Month Activites Posted by admin on 09/9/16 in Continuing Education

Monthly USGBC Luncheon Series:
When: Tuesday October 18th – 11:30 am- 1 pm
Topic: Philosophy of the Upgrade to LEED v4
Where:  The Original Montgomery Inn 9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, OH 45242`
Cost: $30 per person/ $20 USGBC Member
CE’s: 1 AIA and GBCI CE available

Residential LEED v4 (HOMES) Seminars  (4 pm – 5:30 pm)
Where:  Comey & Shepherd City Office, 1440 Main Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

A five-part series of seminars that focus on five Credit Categories of the new LEED v4 Rating System. Each seminar is on every Wednesday evening in October (and the first one in November).

LEED Green Associate v4 “Bootcamp” (1 pm- 4:30 pm)
Where: Same Bootcamp presented in Dayton and Cincinnati                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Woolpert, Inc. – (Dayton) Monday Oct 10th (4453 Idea Center Blvd, Dayton 45430)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       KZF Design- (Cincinnati) Monday Oct 24th(700 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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