US Green Building Council - Ohio Chapter - Southwest Ohio Region

June Statewide Board Meeting and Retreat in Columbus Posted by Eric Anderson on 06/6/17 in Events, Featured


USGBC Ohio will be having a strategic gathering of board members, regional leaders, and members on Saturday, June 17 in Columbus.

We will be focusing on our strategic goals and engage with each other and community experts on how to achieve them.  The morning will consist of board and committee meetings and the afternoon will focus on two key aspects of our mission: advocacy and membership/volunteerism.

Breakfast, lunch and happy hour will be provided at no charge.  Location and agenda coming shortly.

If you are interested in sharing your ideas but are unable to attend, please contact Eric Porr at

All USGBC Ohio members are welcome! We hope that you will be a part of this important event that will help shape the future of our work together.

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Upcoming Events Posted by Eric Anderson on 06/6/17 in Events, Featured

We have a lot of exciting activities coming up in this month!

Check out the Events Calendar now!

June Upcoming Events - USGBC Ohio SW Region
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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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We are looking for Volunteers! Posted by Eric Anderson on 06/6/17 in Featured

We are always on the lookout for candidates desiring to use their individual talents to strengthen USGBC, LEED and the green building movement as a whole.

All of our committees are currently looking for volunteers!

Our Region is run almost exclusively on the volunteered time and skills of our many volunteers.  We work toward our stated mission and seek to deliver our Members and Sponsors a platform to make an impact on their community through our built environment.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact

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