US Green Building Council - Ohio Chapter - Southwest Ohio Region

May Ohio Statewide Board Meeting Posted by Eric Anderson on 05/5/17 in Events, Featured

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Join us for the May Statewide Board Meeting for the USGBC Ohio Chapter.

This event will be available via conference call to all USGBC Ohio members.

Contact Southwest Region President, Eric Anderson, by email at to join the call.

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Luncheon: Smart Cities and Civic Engagement Posted by Eric Anderson on 05/5/17 in Events, Featured

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From Vision to Reality- Smart Cities and Civic Engagement

Join us on May 24 to explore how municipalities can further local sustainability by engaging community and stakeholders and take it from vision to reality!

In 2016, Columbus announced a winner of an unprecedented $40 Million Smart City Challenge aimed at providing a spark for social equity and revolutionize their transportation systems. The Same year, the City of Indianapolis held a 24-hour monster brain-storming Climathon session with the citizens who cared about climate change and wanted to make their corner of the world a better place (you read it right, 24 hours- no sleep!).

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

11:30 am- 1:00 pm

Top of the Market | 32 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Register here


See Flyer here: DRG Flyer

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Unlocking the “Green” Value of Your Home Posted by Eric Anderson on 05/5/17 in Events, Featured

Greening MLS Graphic copyMultiple Listing Services across the country are “greening” their listing input forms as they seek to provide fields that will enable accurate comparable searches for REALTORS, appraisers, as well as expanded client searches, and marketing opportunities for Brokers.

In order for new “green” fields in the MLS system to provide the most advantageous information, users must understand the proper language to describe “green” features, the added values “green” features offer and the liabilities associated with providing false or misleading information in these fields. Consistent information through education of the stakeholders is a key to making the addition in the MLS system successful.

This class not only benefits REALTORS, but appraisers, lenders, builders, inspectors, and thus benefits the client’s buying and selling experience.

Instructors: Paul Yankie & Barb Yankie, Green Building Consulting
CE Credit: 3 hours elective *CE CREDIT PENDING*
Cost: $25.00

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Upcoming SW Region Luncheon: Why Do Corporations Pursue Sustainability? Panel Discussion Posted by Eric Anderson on 04/4/17 in Events, Featured

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Sustainability is on the minds of business leaders across industries and regions. Many companies are adapting their strategies to focus on sustainability and “green building” to be more resilient, expand their customer base, better market themselves, reduce their environmental footprint and improve their bottom line.

Larry Falkin, Director of the Office of Environment and Sustainability for the City of Cincinnati, will moderate a panel of business leaders – including Krista Jaeger, Manager of Sustainability for Cintas and Lann Field, Vice President of Development for 3CDC – to discuss what prompts these businesses to pursue sustainability and key initiatives and trends that are driving corporate sustainability programs..

Cost: $30 per person | $20 for USGBC Ohio members

Please register here:

About the Panelists


Krista Jaeger, Manager of Sustainability for Cintas

Krista is responsible for providing leadership and direction in all areas of sustainability for Cintas – managing the execution of sustainability strategy to help Cintas reach its goals for sustainability including tracking of metrics, partner engagement activities, marketing collateral and long term goal setting recommendations.


Lann Field, Vice President of Development for 3CDC

Lann Field joined 3CDC in 2008 as a Development Officer after earning her Masters in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. She was subsequently promoted to Senior Development Officer, then spent two years in the role of Development Manager prior to being named Vice President of Development in 2015. In her current role, Field wears many hats, as she is responsible for overseeing aspects of everything from property acquisition and project planning to real estate finance and construction management. During her tenure, Field has overseen or worked on projects totaling $130 million, highlighted by the $49 million Mercer Commons project.


Moderated by:  Larry Falkin, Office of Environment & Sustainability, City of Cincinnati

Larry leads the Office of Environment & Sustainability (OES) in moving the Cincinnati City Government and the larger community toward sustainability and the practice of good environmental stewardship. His prior work experience includes time with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Kansas City Department of Environmental Management, the Jackson County (Missouri) Department of Parks and Recreation and the Environmental Compliance Oversight Corporation.

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