This fall will mark an important milestone for the USGBC SW OH Region and our mission in Ohio. As you may know, leaders from the four USGBC Ohio chapters (Central, Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest) have been meeting since late last year to consolidate our efforts into one state-wide entity: USGBC Ohio.
After years of collaboration, we are pleased to announce the four USGBC Ohio Chapters (Central, Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest) will consolidate efforts this Fall (2016) to form one statewide entity: USGBC Ohio!
Why the Change?
In order to more effectively serve each of the four USGBC Ohio Regions, this statewide organization will offer our members:
- Greater access to education, events and programming.
- Enhanced impact and influence of our statewide advocacy efforts and greater benefit to our supporters and sponsors.
- Consolidated and professional staffing support for Regional programming and Statewide advocacy and fundraising
The USGBC Ohio Chapter will be a subsidiary of the national US Green Building Council. While we still have a local volunteer leadership advisory board, we will now have full access to greater resources, programs, and staff from USGBC allowing us to go further, faster in realizing our vision of green buildings for all within this generation.
While we will be consolidating our efforts, most things won’t change on a local scale. Our local work will still occur as it does now through the work of our local boards and committees. As we consolidate, USGBC Ohio will also be integrating our efforts officially with USGBC on a national scale.
This integration will provide full access to numerous resources, programs, benefits, and staff from USGBC while reducing operational redundancies. Working together as a state-wide entity in full partnership with USGBC will allow us to go further, faster in realizing our vision of green buildings for all within this generation.
We look forward to officially launching USGBC Ohio later this year and your continued engagement in helping us reach our shared vision. Your participation will be more important than ever as we chart the future for green building and sustainability in Ohio together.
f you have questions about the Ohio consolidation or integration with USGBC please contact us through this website and we will answer any questions you may have.
It is an exciting time for the SW OH Region and for green building and sustainability in Ohio. We look forward to a bright and green future together!