Past Events

Dayton Green Expo 2015 (DGE)

Dayton Green Expo 2015 (DGE)

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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Where: University of Dayton River Campus

           1700 South Patterson Blvd.

       Dayton, OH


10 AM

EXPO Starts


11:45 AM - 1 PM

Opening Remarks/

Keynote Panel Presentation


1 - 2 PM



2 - 3 PM


(3 Concurrent Sessions)


3 - 3:15 PM



3:15 - 4:15 PM


(3 Concurrent Sessions)


4:15 - 5 PM

Sponsors Reception

  • Aeroseal LLC
  • Belimo Americas
  • Buckeye Power Sales
  • BWA South
  • Cummins
  • Dayton Power & Light
  • DRG
  • EGreen of Dayton, LLC
  • Garland Company
  • GEM Energy
  • Heapy Engineering
  • Inpro Corp.
  • Interface Carpet Tile
  • King Lighting/Acuity Brands
  • Kohler
  • Lathrop Trotter
  • LEDtronics
  • Lighting Concepts & Controls
  • Lutron/Riffle & Associates
  • MechoSystems
  • Melink Corp.
  • Precision Concrete Cutting
  • Rumpke
  • Solid Blend Technologies
  • Spohn Assoc.
  • Stoermer-Anderson, Inc.
  • The Habegger Corp.
  • Tremco
  • USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter
  • Vectren Energy
  • Victaulic
  • Waibel Energy Systems


Food and Beverages will be provided throughout the day.


Earn up to 3.5 hours of GBCI CEs, AIA LU/HSWs, Engineering PDHs


11:45 - Keynote Presentation
Regional Sustainability - SW Ohio Perspectives      
SW Ohio is growing to be one of the largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States.  This panel of political leaders from the four largest SW Ohio counties will talk about sustainability efforts within their individual counties and will discuss how SW Ohio Counties can collaborate on regional sustainability initiatives that will help spur greater economic growth and improve quality of life throughout the entire region.
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Commissioner Judy Dodge, Montgomery  County
Commissioner Todd Portune, Hamilton County
Commissioner David Young, Warren County
David Fehr, Butler County
To learn more about each panelist, click the County.


 2:00 PM - Concurrent Educational Sessions

A. Energy:  Transforming Older Buildings into High-Performance Facilities

Presented by: Dayton ASHRAE & WCO Association of Energy Engineers



Managing Partner, Newman Consulting Group, LLC


newman  jpg100x148Most buildings, new or old, do not perform anywhere near their most efficient potential.  HVAC systems deteriorate with time, beginning from the first day they are put into operation. New design and installation concepts and new codes and standards are continually being introduced - at an ever-increasing pace.


For more information on Jim, click here.


B. Business:   Corporate Social Responsibility to Propel Revenue Growth

Presented by: Dayton Regional Green Initiative

A panel to overview how a corporate sustainability program is more than a policy on greenhouse gas emissions. It is a growth strategy that moves from recognition of consumer sensitivity to business impact where sustainability drives innovation, growth, and competitive advantage.


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D. Evan van Hook, Corporate Vice President for Health,

Safety, Environment, Product Stewardship & Sustainability

Honeywell International


Gabe Wing, Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Herman Miller


For more information on Evan or Gabe, click here.


C. Live, Work, and Play in the Great Miami River Corridor: How we are using the river to strengthen our economy

Presented by: Partners for the Environment

A partnership of communities along 99 miles of the Great Miami River is using the river to drive economic development, attract jobs and strengthen the region. This session will highlight river and riverfront recreation and development in Troy, Dayton, and Hamilton in a panel discussion of current and future projects.


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Amy Dingle, Director of Outdoor Recreation, Five Rivers MetroParks      


Stan Kegley, Project Manager, City of Troy


Frances Mennone, Project Manager, Champion Sports Complex, Hamilton, OH
For more information on Amy, Stan and Frances, click here.

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 3:15 PM - Concurrent Educational Sessions

A. Energy - High Performance Sustainable Building Practice

Presented by: Dayton ASHRAE & WCO Association of Energy Engineers


You've heard a lot of great information, but how do you put it all together and take action? What are the steps to take and who will be on your team? This panel will connect the dots so you can see the big picture.  


Rich Michal, P.E., LEED AP,  Executive Director of Facilities, Butler University


James Newman, CEM, CSDP, LEED AP BD+C, ASHRAE OPMP & BEAP Managing Partner, Newman Consulting Group, LLC
Terry Townsend, P.E., President, Townsend Engineering
For more information on Rich, Jim or Terry, click here.


B. Business: Food For Thought

Presented by: Dayton Regional Green Initiative

You may have heard the terms "Farm to Fork", "Locavore" and "Food Desert".  This Panel will present the success stories from regional leaders in the Local Food movement, what have been their challenges and how you can be healthier in your food choices at home and when dining out.
Dennis Chrisman, Vice President of Human Resources, Produce Director, Dorothy Lane Market
Kim Collett, Downtown Entrepreneur, Farmer and Restaurant Owner of Olive, An Urban Dive
Brian Raison, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Extension,  
The Ohio State University 
For more information about Dennis, Kim or Brian, click here.


C. Livability:  Green Design = Better Communities

Presented by: Partners for the Environment

Green design impacts more than the just water and energy resources in a community.  It has positive impacts on property values, lifecycle costs, and economic development.  This panel will explore how using concepts of green design improves the overall quality of life in a community


John Norton, Engineer, Norton Engineering


Sky Schelle, Stormwater Manager, City of Springfield
David P. Whittaker, ASLA, LFA, LEED AP, Registered Landscape Architect and Design Manager, Human Nature
For more information about John, Sky or David, click here.










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Health Care Innovation Workshop & Expo 2015 (HCI)

Health Care Innovation Workshop & Expo 2015 (HCI)

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Attendee Early Bird Pricing Ends

June 30, 2015

Health Care Innovation 2015 is an afternoon workshop, networking lunch and new this year, a Trade Expo!

Presentations will focus on Guidelines for Hospital & Outpatient Facilities and results that have been achieved both in improved patient health and lowered hospital costs through simple, practical and sustainability based efforts. 



Earn up to 3.5 GBCI CEs, AIA LUs and PDHs!


10:00 AM               Expo opens
11:30 AM - 1 PM   Keynote Lunch
                               "How Health Care Must Change - New Opportunities and Critical Challenges"
1:30 - 2:30 PM      Seminar I
                               "Health Care's Move Toward Sustainable AND Cost Savings Solutions"
2:45 - 3:45 PM      Seminar II
                               "Health Care Design for Energy Efficiency, Cost Savings and Patient Satisfaction"
3:45 - 4:30 PM      Sponsors Reception


To register for the Health Care Innovation Workshop & Expo, click here.


Keynote Presentation: How Health Care Must Change - New Opportunities and Critical Challenges

Director, Leadership Development
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

Market forces having a high probability to dramatically affect the Health Care industry are examined in the 2015 Edition of the American Hospital Association's Environmental Scan.  Tim's presentation will incorporate this forward look into health care's future and discuss how health care in general and health care building design specifically will need to change to meet market challenges.  Tim will compare past ES data to show how the thoughts of health care CEOs have evolved over the years, thus providing unique insight on the critical issues regarding health care in this country.  Without a doubt, Data Interoperability, Transforming Care Delivery, Quality & Patient Safety, and Energy Management are among key issues affecting Health Care organizations and the designers of health care's built environment. 

Seminar I: Health Care's Move Toward Sustainable AND Cost Savings Solutions

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Jim leads the corporate energy management program for over 100 acute care hospitals and several hundred non-acute care facilities nationwide.



Jeff Subler, Vice President of Support Services, Wayne Healthcare


Jeff oversees the hospital's Maintenance, Security, EVS, Linen and BioMedical Engineering departments. He also manages all construction and renovation projects.  




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If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Lori Dahm at

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Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015

Chicago, IL
July 12-15, 2015

Heapy Engineering will be represented at this event.

For more information, click here.


Convergence at USGBC

Convergence at USGBC

Date: Monday, June 29, 2015

Convergence at USGBC
San Diego, CA
June 29 - July 1, 2015

Heapy Engineering will be represented at this event.



Ohio Hospital Association 100th Annual Meeting

Ohio Hospital Association 100th Annual Meeting

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015

Ohio Hospital Association 100th Annual Meeting
Columbus, OH
June 8-10, 2015
Heapy Engineering will be represented at this event.
For more information, click here.

Dayton Regional Green Sustainability Luncheon

Dayton Regional Green Sustainability Luncheon

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dayton Regional Green Sustainability Luncheon
May 14, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dayton, OH

CSI Dayton/Miami Valley Ron Woeste Construction Products Show

CSI Dayton/Miami Valley Ron Woeste Construction Products Show

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CSI Dayton/Miami Valley Ron Woeste Construction Products Show
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Memorial Hall, First & St. Clair Streets, Dayton, OH
For more information, click here.



Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015
Columbus, OH
8:00 AM

Ryan Hoffman and David Deal are presenting: "Preparing for LEED v4, ASHRAE 90.1, and 2030 Challenge with Building Modeling"

High-performance building standards continue to evolve, becoming more stringent and often causing confusion in the industry. Many of us have agreed to improve the performance of our projects in parallel with these criteria, but how do we get there? This session will review each of the mentioned sustainable building standards to offer an understanding of the associated goals, and outline design concepts and processes for achievement of these guidelines. Project teams preparing for LEED v4 understand that the Integrative Process Credit calls for a preliminary “simple box” energy modeling analysis before completion of schematic design as well as a preliminary water budget. While energy modeling is necessary for energy code compliance and green building certification, it’s important that project teams utilize the tools we have available early and often during design. Therefore, this session will describe how early‐stage energy modeling can influence design decisions through an integrative design process, and highlight the proven tools which yield the desired outcomes in the shortest time. This session will explain the value proposition of energy and daylight modeling, including the essential functionality and expected outcomes of energy modeling. Demonstrative case studies will be provided, along with comparisons of modeled versus actual post-occupancy.

For more information about DesignColumbus, click here.


Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-15)

Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-15)

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015


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March 26, 2015
10 AM - 5 PM
Sharonville Convention Center





10:00 AM - 3:30 PM  Networking/Trade Expo

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Keynote Luncheon

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Networking/Trade Expo

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Panel Discussion – Clinical Operations Sustainability

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM    Panel Discussion – Infrastructure Sustainability

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM    Reception/Networking


On March 26, 2015, Heapy Engineering, SOCHE, UC Health and  Wright State University will co-host the Fifth Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-15). The SSHC is an educational and networking event for Health Care providers and industry partners.  The Symposium will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center.  The Trade Expo will open the event with a keynote luncheon followed by two panel discussions featuring regional and national experts on sustainably based Health Care delivery, operations and management. 


The SSHC will feature nationally renowned Health Care expert, Richard (Dick) Jackson, RJJ Photo for Webas the keynote speaker. Dick is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. In October, 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. 

While in California he was instrumental in conceptualizing laws to reduce risks from pesticides, especially to farm workers and to children. While at CDC he was a national and international leader, including leading the federal effort to "biomonitor" chemical levels in the US population. He has received the Breast Cancer Fund’s Hero Award, as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Public Health Law Association, and the New Partners for Smart Growth. In October, 2012 he received the John Heinz Award for Leadership in the Environment.

Dick Jackson co-authored two Island Press Books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health in 2004 and Making Healthy Places in 2011. He is host of a 2012 public television series Designing Healthy Communities which links to the J Wiley & Sons book by the same name. He has served on many environmental and health boards, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects. He is an elected honorary member of both the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Panel Discussion 1: Clinical Operations Sustainability

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Dayton Childrens Medical Center
Dayton, OH

Jeff has a BS in Management from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He was a Management Consultant from 1991-2001 and has been the Director Of Dietetics, Nutrition and Environmental Services at Dayton Childrens Hospital since 2001.

Kay Winokur RN, MSA, LEED GA, Vice President Quality and Professional Winkour photoServices
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI

Kay has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, has a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, and is certified by the American Society for Quality as a Six Sigma Black Belt.   Kay is credentialed LEED Green Associate by the Green Building Certification Institute. Kay is the 2013-2015 chairperson of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association: Michigan Green Healthcare Committee. 

Her present position at Beaumont includes administrative responsibility for Hospital Quality and Accreditation, Patient Safety, Green and Sustainability Initiatives, Radiation Safety, Pharmacy, Employee and Environmental Safety, Infection Control, Hospitality, Patient Satisfaction, Nutrition Services, Environmental Services, Security and Retail.

In 2012 Kay’s Green Team was the recipient of the 2012 Detroit Free Press Green Leader Award and 2012 and 2013 Corp. Magazine 101 Most Sustainable Companies (with overall “Best of the Best” award in 2013), in 2013, Practice Greenhealth’s Partner for Change Award, in 2014 Practice Greenhealth’s Top 25 Circle of Environmental Excellence Award (Top 10 for Sustainable Food and Less Waste), MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Champion Award, and 2014 The National Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies from the National Association for Business Resources.

William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is a 1,061-bed tertiary care hospital. By number of inpatient admissions it is one of the busiest single hospital facilities in the United States.

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Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD

Charlotte is a former pediatric nurse and champion for change, who's passion for healthcare, the environment and children led her to initiate and chair the green team at Anne Arundel Medical Center, in Annapolis, Maryland.  Since 2007, Charlotte has helped to educate and build a healthier hospital for the wellness and disease prevention of the patients, staff and surrounding community.  Through her dedication and leadership of the health systems' green team, Charlotte is now the Sustainability Coordinator at Anne Arundel Medical Center. 

In 2012, Charlotte was awarded the Nursing Leadership in Environmental Health Award, by Maryland Hospitals for a healthy Environment.  In 2011, AAMC became the first hospital in Maryland to achieve LEED.  In 2013, AAMC was recognized by the Becker's Review as on the of the top 50 greenest hospitals in the US.

Charlotte is an active member of the MNA Environmental Health Committee and the former chair of Maryland's Health Care Sustainability Leadership Council.

Panel Discussion 2: Infrastructure Sustainability

Cozier photoDavid R. Cozier, PE, Vice President, Facilities & Construction
Mount Carmel Health System
Columbus, OH

Dave is a senior construction and facilities management professional with more than 30 years’ experience in facilities planning, design, construction and maintenance.

He works collaboratively with MCHS leaders in developing the organization’s facility infrastructure and master plans, serves as point person for MCHS with construction contractors and developers, manages construction projects, and coordinates of all aspects of physical plant operations and maintenance.

Dave came to MCHS from the Cleveland Clinic where he served as the Senior Director, Design and Construction. Previously, he held various facilities, construction and Seabee leadership positions supporting multiple facilities for the U.S. Navy.

He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from New England College in Henniker, NH and a Masters of Science in Construction Management from Purdue University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Dartmouth College. He is active with Builder’s Exchange in Columbus, and the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) serving on both the national board and President of the Ohio Chapter. Dave is a registered Professional Engineer, a contracting professional, and actively volunteers for community events.

Mount Carmel is part of the Trinity Health System, which includes 85 hospitals across the country. Dave also serves in a corporate advisory role, working with other hospitals across the Trinity System.

Jim PorterJim Porter, Director, Construction and Facilities
Soin Hospital and Greene Memorial Hospital
Dayton, OH

For over two decades Jim has provided significant leadership in construction and hospital facilities management for Kettering Health Network.  He started with Kettering at Grandview Hospital as Director of Facilities where he managed the maintenance, construction, environmental and security services.  From there he moved to assist the leadership team at the new Soin Hospital and at Greene Memorial Hospital as Director of Construction and Facilities.

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Andrew Quirk, Senior Vice President/National Director, Healthcare
Skanska USA Building
Nashville, TN

Previously, Andrew served as vice-president of Skanska’s Healthcare Center of Excellence. During his five years in that role, he provided strong leadership and assistance to the business development efforts nationwide, which included developing advertising campaigns, providing consulting services to clients, and producing and benchmarking studies and analysis of national trends.

Andrew is responsible for identifying, building, and cultivating client relationships. In his 13-year tenure with the company, he has managed to build an impressive reputation for ensuring successful project delivery, assisting in the development of current employees, and attracting and retaining new ones.

Andrew’s 19 years in the healthcare industry include a tenure as an architect on staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, an architect with RTKL, and as Vice-President of Skanska USA Building. His career has included the programming, design, management, and construction of various notable medical research laboratories including work for the National Institutes of Health and Health Science work for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. With this unique background in health science design, construction, and hospital facilities, his expertise lies in advising hospitals on strategic facility plans, go/no-go and right sizing decisions for projects, and the best approaches for procuring and managing design and construction services.

Quirk has been tapped for industry related information for articles in Building Design and Construction, ENR, and Florida Medical Business Journal.  In May of 2005, Quirk spoke at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) seminar, discussing infection control and construction.

Andrew is a 1984 graduate of Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and a 1990 recipient of a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in New York. He also has a certificate in Leadership Development from Harvard University and an eMBA certificate in business from the University of Pittsburgh. Andrew is a registered architect and a Fellow of the Health Facilities Institute, a professional society for those in planning, design, construction, and equipping of healthcare facilities. Of his 19 years in the industry, the last 13 have been with Skanska.




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AIA Akron

AIA Akron

Date: Monday, February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015
Akron, Ohio

Ryan Hoffman and Bill Thomas will be presenting:

 "Whole Building Modeling as a Design Tool for Better Project Outcomes"


ASHRAE 2015 Winter Conference

ASHRAE 2015 Winter Conference

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ASHRAE 2015 Winter Conference

January 28, 2015

Chicago, IL

11:00 AM Jeremy Fauber will be presenting: Chill Out: Hospital Chiller Plant Upgrades and System Retrofits Improve Energy Efficiency, Reduce Carbon Footprint and Improve Reliability


For more information, click here.


Legionella Summit

Legionella Summit

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Mandalay Banquet Center
Dayton, OH

Ecology of Legionella in Water Distribution Systems – Discussion led by Dr. Aaron Peacock, Haley & Aldrich, and Matt Sciarretti, Heapy Engineering

How system design, components, operation, construction activities and methods, building codes and standards, building occupancy and fit-out schedules, system interruptions, etc. can contribute to Legionella growth environments.

Highly Recommended For Representatives of:  Infection Control, Patient Quality, Facilities, Engineering, Maintenance, and anyone involved in New Construction and/or Renovation

For additional information and registration, click here





AIA Cincinnati Academy Education Summit

AIA Cincinnati Academy Education Summit

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

AIA Cincinnati 

November 21, 2014

Cincinnati, OH

Academy Education Summit

Matt Sciarretti and Daniel Lampke will be presenting.




Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference

Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference

November 12-14, 2014

Indiana Convention Center

Indianapolis, IN

Look for the Heapy Engineering booth.


For more information, click here.




Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 22-24, 2014
New Orleans, LA
For more information, click here.

Dayton Green Expo 2014

Dayton Green Expo 2014

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014



New Location:
University of Dayton River Campus
1700 South Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH


10:00 AM Expo and Networking
Noon Keynote Panel Presentation
2:00 PM Break Out Sessions
3:15 PM Break Out Sessions

Earn Up to 4.5 hours of GBCI CEs, AIA/HSW CEs, Engineering PDHs

12 Noon  •  Keynote Presentation

Climate Change (or Not?)—Focus on Resiliency
The English language is confusing enough without folks from all viewpoints in the sustainability spectrum tossing around words such as Climate Change, Global Warming, and Preparedness, to name a few.  How about getting past the clamor and looking into what those of us in the built environment should truly be focused on.  We have assembled a panel of industry leaders to bring our focus to Resiliency.

Resilience is a key tenet of the green building movement – how is the Design Community building Resilience into our buildings and infrastructure to survive natural disasters, whether they are from man-made or natural causes?  Building to anticipate threats, hazards and disasters helps foster stronger, safer communities that are better equipped to withstand both anticipated and unforeseen circumstances.


Dr. Joseph Fiksel, Executive Director Center for Resilience, The Ohio State University
Joseph FikselDr. Joseph Fiksel is an internationally recognized authority on supply chain sustainability and resilience, with over 25 years of research and consulting experience for multi-national companies, government agencies and industry consortia such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Currently he is serving on a special appointment at the U.S. EPA, helping to incorporate sustainability and systems thinking into the agency’s research and development work.

A native of Montreal, Joseph began his career at DuPont of Canada, and later served as Director of Decision and Risk Management at Arthur D. Little, Inc. and Vice President for Life Cycle Management at Battelle. He has published over 80 refereed articles and five books, has testified in Congress, and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree from M.I.T., a doctorate from Stanford University, and an advanced degree from La Sorbonne. His most recent book is Design for Environment: A Guide to Sustainable Product Development, published by McGraw-Hill in 2009.

Alex Wilson, Founder & Executive Director, BuildingGreen, Inc.
Alex WilsonAlex Wilson is president of the Resilient Design Institute, a nonprofit organization launched in 2012 to advance the inclusion of resilient design into buildings and communities. For many years he served as president of BuildingGreen, Inc., an information company he founded in 1985 that publishes the online resources Environmental Building News, GreenSpec, and LEEDuser. He is a widely published writer on green building, energy, and the environment, and he served on the national board of the U.S. Green Building Council from 2000 - 2005. In 2008 he received the USGBC Leadership Award for Education, and in 2010 he received the second annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability.

Laura Lesniewski, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, BNIM
Lesniewski sm head shotLaura is a principal at BNIM with 24 years of experience in architectural practice.  Laura led the design team efforts on the Omega Center for Sustainable Living and contributed to REGEN, a concept created with the USGBC on the next generation of sustainability. She has also been engaged with communities in Montreal and upstate New York focused on regenerative futures … and in recent years has worked with BNIM’s planning studio in local communities on disaster recovery.  Laura has spoken locally and nationally on explorations in regenerative design, building information modeling and lean thinking. She is a graduate of MIT and UCBerkeley, and co-authored "FLOW: In Pursuit of a Living Building" with Bob Berkebile and Steve McDowell.

2 PM  •  Break Out Sessions (Choose one)

Resiliency and Sustainability I

We live in a turbulent world, with a never-ending stream of crises that distract us from the idealistic goals of sustainability. Resilience—defined as the capacity to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change—has become a critical requirement for every community and business enterprise. When designing or upgrading buildings, factories, and infrastructure, we must consider not only their “green” features, but also their resilience to natural disasters, technological failures, and other threats. We must also consider the resilience of the natural resources that are essential for our supply of energy, water, and food. Resilience is actually the first step on the journey to sustainability.

Speaker:  Dr. Joseph Fiksel, Executive Director Center for Resilience, The Ohio State University

Creating a Culture of Sustainability; Translating Vision into Action

How to create a culture of sustainability in your organization that continually encourages improvement, changes organizational habits and behavior, as well as cuts costs! Numerous studies show that the best way to engage a workforce is to enable them to implement more sustainable practices as part of their job. Leading companies and organizations recognize that to leverage sustainability investments in the market, frontline employees - from sales to retail staff - need to be engaged. Learn how they are building sustainability training programs to deliver core competency. Learn how to engage and align employees around sustainability goals, while cutting costs and growing revenue.

Come join the discussion with three different leaders who are making waves and learn through their success stories as they demonstrate the business case for sustainability

Melissa Vernon, Director of Sustainable Strategy - Interface
John Seryak, CEO - Go Sustainable Energy
Paula Loomis, Deputy Engineer for the US Coast Guard, Former Sustainability Program Manager for USACE in DC

America Saves—Dayton, Ohio:  A National Energy Efficiency Pilot Project & Case Study

America Saves! to Help Energize Main Street Small Businesses: The Green Lab is helping cities and community development organizations restore their social fabric and neighborhoods and revitalize their economy and community well-being through the America Saves! initiative. The program is a national model for delivering energy efficiency to small businesses and buildings, driving cost savings and new investment in existing buildings and is supported by a $2 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Preservation Green Lab’s Neighborhood Performance Metrics project systematically assesses and compares the relative social, economic and cultural performance of neighborhoods comprised of a fine-grained mix of new and old buildings with those that are predominantly comprised of large, new buildings. Since the 1961 publication of Jane Jacobs’ seminal text, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, planners and preservationists have intuitively understood the important role that older buildings play in supporting community vitality and small business development; through our Metrics research, we are able to empirically show how right Jacobs was by using “Big Data,” maps, statistics, and in-depth neighborhood case studies.

Combining publicly available building data from Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. with performance data from a variety of sources, Neighborhood Performance Metrics identifies neighborhoods and streets where communities’ older built fabric is boosting the strength and vitality of the city as well as places where targeted investment and attention to the older fabric could spark revitalization.

Find out how we will plug this into Dayton, Ohio to create a more vibrant community.

Lindsey Wallace, Project Manager - America Saves at National Main Street Center
David Williams, LEED AP - CityWide Development Corporation
Jeana Wiser, Associate Project Manager - Preservation Green Lab - (NTHP)

3:15 PM  •  Break Out Sessions  (Choose one)

Resiliency and Sustainability II

From devastating tornadoes in the Midwest to tropical storms in the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Seaboard, drought and wildfires in the West, and earthquakes in California, the need to create more resilient buildings and communities has become ever-clearer over the past decade. Enhancing resilience also helps to improve the sustainability of projects. This break-out session will introduce a range of practical strategies for integrating resilient design into buildings and infrastructure.

Speaker:  Alex Wilson, Founder & Executive Director, BuildingGreen, Inc.

Managing Waste & Recycling Programs

Panelists will discuss how organizations can reconsider and further develop waste, recycling, and composting programs by incorporating and exploring innovative reduction and management solutions into their operational practices.  Learn of existing programs and funding opportunities to help you reduce your waste.

Barbara Asberry, Business Program Specialist - Montgomery County Solid Waste District
Pete Flood - Louisville Office of Sustainability
Heena Rathore, President - BioGreenChoice

Keeping PACE with Sustainable Opportunities & Case Study

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment on the property over a period of years. Ohio has authorized certain local governments to establish such programs. (Not all local governments in Ohio offer PACE financing.)

This session will out PACE any session of the day with insight and opportunities associated with Dayton’s new PACE program.  We will get into the weeds and walk thru a case study on how the program works, how it can fund any energy efficient measure you might want to do with your commercial building or property.

David Williams, Director of Market Rate Housing - CityWide Development
Josiah Huber, Financial Analyst - Diperna Economic Development Advisors
Lucas Dixon, Project Manager - Plug Smart
Jerry Brunswick, President - Dayton Port Authority


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Health Care Innovation Workshop

Health Care Innovation Workshop

Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Half-Day Workshop with Lunch
July 22, 2014 • Noon - 4 PM
Hosted at: Indiana Wesleyan University North
3777 Priority Way South Drive
Indianapolis, IN

Health Care Innovation 2014 is an afternoon workshop and
networking lunch focusing on amazing results achieved in both
improved patient health and lowered hospital costs through
simple, practical and sustainably based efforts. 


Noon Lunch & Networking
12:30 - 1:20 PM        Seminar I: Total Cost Modeling
1:20 - 2:10 PM Seminar II: Technology for a Modern Hospital
2:20 - 3:10 PM Seminar III: Prefabrication: A Tale of Two Hospitals

To register for the Health Care Innovation Workshop, click here.

Seminar I: Total Cost Modeling

Hospital renovations and new builds involve many project types. These can range from educational, religious, food service and office spaces to parking garages and other public spaces; all in addition to the spaces supporting traditional health care services. Design professionals must be well versed to address the needs for these uniquely different spaces.

Health care clients rely on their designers to help them navigate through the design process and provide practical and appropriate solutions. However, regarding project costing, design professionals have mostly focused on only a narrow range of the costs associated with what it truly takes to construct, own, and operate a building.

After many years of side-by-side collaboration with health care clients, Rick has developed a unique understanding of the challenges presented by this market. This presentation will focus on the concept Rick has been developing for the last five years, called “Total Cost Modeling.”  

Richard FetzRick Fetz, Executive Architect, Major Hospital (Indianapolis)
As Executive Architect for Major Hospital, Rick is responsible for the planning, design and construction of the new replacement hospital for Major Hospital in Shelbyville Indiana. This replacement hospital project will be one of the nation’s first new hospitals after the Affordable Care Act was enacted. It will be an outpatient focused facility that will combine patient access, extraordinary patient flow, and state-of-the-art right sized facilities.

Prior to his current role at Major Hospital, Rick was a Principal at BSA LifeStructures. Rick has designed hundreds of healthcare facilities during his career—including the first "no waiting room" emergency department at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, and the first free-standing Critical Access Hospital in the country at St. Vincent Randolph Hospital in Winchester, Indiana.

Seminar II: Technology for a Modern Hospital
Emerging Technologies including RFID/RTLS, Wireless Phones & On Demand Interactive Patient Technologies for the new $140 million Dayton Children’s Hospital Bed Tower Project (and the entire campus) will be presented during this informational seminar on Technologies for a Modern Hospital.

mattingly smallDavid Mattingly, Jr., MBA, Enterprise Architect/CTO, Dayton Children's Hospital
Dave has worked for Dayton Children’s for almost 13 years and has 25 years of Healthcare experience including 20 years in Information Systems (IS).  Dave has held a variety of positions within the IS field including customer support manager, network manager and Director of IS for Hospice of Dayton.  He also had a 5 year hiatus as Director of Risk Management for Miami Valley Hospital.  Dave earned a BS in Business from Urbana University and obtained an MBA, with a minor in MIS, from the University of Dayton.


Currently Dave is working to ensure that appropriate focus is placed on the most effective use of technology for both the campus renewal project and on into the future.  Dave is directing the relocation of the current data center to allow for space for the new patient tower while guiding technology strategy not only related to the new tower but as part of other hospital strategic 2020 initiatives.  At a broader level, he will work with clinical and business units to develop a vision of the enterprise technical architecture and guide its implementation.



Nick Larkins 1035Nick Larkins, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C, Technology Services Manager, Heapy Engineering
As Heapy Engineering’s Technology Services Manager, Nick focuses on managing and overseeing multi-discipline advanced technology solutions for projects while integrating audio-visual, security, networks, and medical technologies into educational and corporate environments. His experience integrating healthcare technology systems into the architectural process provides a unique insight into the design process and the integration of diverse systems.

Seminar III: Hospital Prefabrication Presentation
We will be presenting on the benefits and challenges of prefabrication by looking at 2 case studies, Mercy West Hospital and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Bed Tower Addition. We will discuss cost, speed to market, safety, quality, AHJ involvement among other things from the design, construction and owner’s perspective.

Chris Lagana pic smChris Lagana, MBA, PMP, Owner Representative/Planning Consultant, Mount Carmel Health System
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University and a MBA from the University of Dayton, Chris spent time in the Health Care Industry as a Project Manager for OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio and now works for the Mount Carmel Health System as their Owners Representative for Planning, Design and Construction.   In the last 6 years he has overseen $650M in health care construction projects.

Daric Hess 307Daric Hess, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Principal, Health Care Sr. Project Manager, Heapy Engineering
Using his 16 years of health care design experience, Daric focuses on design strategies that contribute to positive patient-focused outcomes. He is responsible for the conceptual design and development of innovative engineering solutions for projects addressing the broad spectrum of facilities in the health care market.


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DesignColumbus 2014

DesignColumbus 2014

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

9:30 - 10:20 AM
COSI, Columbus, OH
Ryan Hoffman and David Deal will co-present "LEED EB O+M as a Tool for Continuous Improvement"

USGBC Central Ohio Lunch & Leaders

USGBC Central Ohio Lunch & Leaders

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Grange Audubon Center

Columbus, OH

Ryan Hoffman & David Deal will be presenting "From Campus-Wide Energy Master Planning to Building-Specific Energy Audits"


SSHC-14 (Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care 2014)

SSHC-14 (Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care 2014)

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care 2014 (SSHC-14)
March 25, 2014
Sharonville Convention Center
10 AM - 5:15 PM

10:00 AM - 5:15 PM     Networking/Trade Expo
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM     Keynote Luncheon
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM       Networking/Trade Expo
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM       Panel Discussion – Clinical Operations Sustainability
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM       Panel Discussion – Infrastructure Sustainability
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM       Closing Plenary

To register for the Symposium, click here.

For more details on exhibiting, please click here.

Keynote Speaker

Jeff Thompson, MD, CEO and Chairman of the Boards of Gundersen Health System, and a practicing pediatric intensivist and neonatologist.

Thompson JeffWe are excited Jeff is able to join us as Gundersen will be the first health system to become net zero energy. Jeff’s keynote talk will center on their efforts to become a leader in the delivery of sustainably-based health care.

Jeff has led the culture behind the mass-scale energy shift at the health system. He says the long-term financial, clinical and environmental benefits of an energy independent health system outweigh any of the short-term costs. "As healthcare organizations, our goal is to improve the health of the communities we serve," Dr. Thompson says. "We believe we need to 'look in the mirror' when it comes to environmental factors that affect human disease. We cannot improve the health of the communities we serve without looking at our organization's environmental impact and how that contributes to disease. In addition, rising energy costs directly affect our ability to invest in and deliver patient care, and they contribute to the rising cost of healthcare."

Panel Discussion - Clinical Operations Sustainability 

Stephen Ashkin, President, The Ashkin Group LLC

Stephen Ashkin 4Steve has worked in the professional cleaning industry since 1981 and on the issue of Green Cleaning since 1990. Today he is considered the "Father of Green Cleaning" and the leader of the Green Cleaning Movement.

Ashkin’s expertise is highly sought after based on his knowledge of the issues, fairness in working with competing and conflicting groups, commitment to the cause, and ability to execute and get things done. His work spans the marketplace in an effort to drive tangible benefits measured in terms of increased profitability, while at the same time improving health and reducing environmental impacts.

Ashkin consults for public and private building owners where he is closely engaged with the owners themselves along with organizations such as the US Green Building Council, Building Owners & Managers Association, International Facility Management Association, Practice Greenhealth and US federal, state and local institutions.

Joan Plisko, Technical Director at Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment

Joan PliskoAs the Technical Director, Joan provides environmental sustainability education, technical assistance and networking opportunitites to over 75 Maryland hospitals and health care facilities. She also writes and disseminates case studies on hospital environmental performance and improvement.

Joan organized the Environmental Excellence in Health Conference in Maryland and she publishes a monthly newsletter.

John D. Turenne, President and Founder, Sustainable Food Systems

John TurenneAs a nationally recognized leader and innovator in sustainable food practices. In his role as Executive Chef at Yale University and in the creation of the Yale Sustainable Food Project, John recognized the impact of food service decision-making on the world around us. His consulting company is on the cutting edge in developing best-practices tailored to benefit both the planet and the bottom line for clients.

John and his team at Sustainable Food Systems have worked with visionaries across the country who have had the desire to make positive changes to the way they do business. Sustainable Food Systems brings those ideas and desires to reality through careful assessment, planning, teaching and development.


Panel Discussion - Infrastructure Sustainability

Larry Bagby, Director of Facility and Construction Planning Mercy Health

Bagby Larry photo smallLarry serves as a health care executive with extensive experience in complex organizations: program planning and start-up operations, in-patient services and ambulatory care, research and medical education administration and physician practice management who communicates business issues effectively with clinicians and scientists. Mercy Health partners new West Side Hospital is a 635,000 SF, 250 bed facility on a 60 acre campus.  Hospital services include: medical care, heart care with open heart surgery, cancer center, orthopedics center. women's health center, neurology services and obstetrics / maternity care. The facility's amenities incorporate private patient rooms with unobstructed views to the outdoors, family-centered care rooms, an environmentally friendly design, community center, education center and a campus that includes green space, a water garden and a walking/biking trail. The $200 million hospital opened in late 2013.

Todd Freed, CHC, LEED AP BD+C , Vice President, Hunt Construction

Freed ToddTodd is a Senior Construction Executive with 20 years of experience in managing and helping clients through healthcare construction projects He is responsible for overall strategy development including relationship management, preconstruction, construction, and business development activities.He specializes in Complex Healthcare construction projects with infection control, communication of change, and patient safety.

Karyn Gayle, Vice President – Healthcare, Acuity Brands

Gayle KarynWith more than 14 years of experience in the lighting industry, Karyn is keenly focused on understanding and improving the visual experience of those in the healthcare industry in a sustainable, energy-efficient manner. 

A strong advocate for the role that advanced lighting systems play in enabling optimized environments for patients, caregivers, staff, and families in healthcare facilities, she works closely with Acuity Brands R&D and product design teams to ensure the company is leading the healthcare industry through technological advancements, evidence-based design principles, and the voice of customer insights.


Closing Plenary (Presented by Shaw Contract Group)

Michael Murphy, Co-Founder and Executive Director - MASS Design Group

Michael Murphy PhotoMichael Murphy is the executive director of MASS Design Group.  Since leading the design and construction of the Butaro Hospital in Rwanda, Michael has become a thought leader in architecture and healthcare design. Michael regularly speaks to a variety of audiences on how architecture can improve people’s lives, and sits on the boards of the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Committee and the Center for Healthcare Design, among others.

An architect by training, Michael was recently listed in the Atlantic Monthly as one of the “Greatest Innovators of Today.” Under his and Alan’s leadership, MASS has been named finalists for the TED Prize, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and received the World Architecture News Burro Happold Award, The Architectural League of New York: Emerging Voices Award, Healthcare Design Changemaker Award, the Curry Stone Design Prize, and Contract Magazine ‘Designer of the Year’, among others.

Michael also works to spread MASS’s design philosophy through a variety of mediums. Michael is a Rainer Arnhold Fellow with the Mulago Foundation, a member of the Social Venture Network, and along with Alan is published in the Huffington Post, Journal of Architecture, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.  MASS’s first book, Empowering Architecture, was published in 2012 as a reflection on the Butaro Hospital design process.  MASS has been featured in Wired Magazine, the New York Times, Fast Company, and the Boston Globe, and in architecture publications including Mark, Architectural Record, Detail, Domus, and Lotus, among others.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.


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