US Green Building Council - Ohio Chapter - Southwest Ohio Region

Webinar: Vegetated Roofs Posted by Eric Anderson on 06/6/17 in Continuing Education, Events, Featured

Vegetated roofs serve many environmental and aesthetic purposes in building.

Green Roofs help save water, reduce the heat island effect, restore habitat and increase the human desire to enjoy outdoor space. During the program, attendees will learn about the industry, design criteria, what products are available, how to maintain green roofs, and how they perform in the northern climate. We will go over some examples, including hospitals and pollinator friendly buildings Green (vegetated) roofs touch 6 categories and many points within LEED v4.

This webinar is approved for LEED AP BD+C CE hours.



  1. Explain how water is used and saved on vegetated roofs in the LEED v4 BD+C and O+M rating system. (LEED Credits: Integrative Process, Water Related Systems; Rain Management)
  2. Describe how restoring habitat in the built environment can not only improve ecosystems but also increase the human desire to enjoy outdoor rooftop space in the LEED v4 BD+C and O+M rating system. (LEED Credits: Site Development- Protect or Restore Habitat; Open Space; Heat Island Reduction)
  3. Understand how to monitor the performance of vegetated roofs in the region to achieve the LEED Credit of Innovation in the LEED v4 BD+C and O+M rating system. (LEED Credit: Innovation)
  4. Understand what role professionals play to making green roofs successful.
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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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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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Workshop Recap Posted by admin on 06/6/13 in Continuing Education, Events

The U.S. EPA, Duke Energy, USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter, Cincinnati Green Umbrella and Confluence co-sponsored a workshop to identify innovative technologies and solutions for harvesting and non-potable reuse of urban rain and stormwater.

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