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Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-13)

Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-13)

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013


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On March 26, 2013, Heapy Engineering and Wright State University will co-host the Third Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-13), an education and networking event for the Health Care and related industries

  3.0 AIA/HSW LUs, 3.0 GBCI CEUs, 3.0 PDH's, 3.0 CME's* 


10:00 AM - 5:00 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       Sponsors Reception/Trade Expo             

Keynote Speaker PowerPoint

     If interested in receiving a copy of the presentation, please click here to notify Lori Dahm.

Panel 1 Clinical Operations Sustainability

Panel 2 Infrastructure Sustainability



Keynote Speaker

Timothy P. Jones, President and CEO, Northern Berkshire Healthcare

Tim Jones color croppedPrior to joining Northern Berkshire Healthcare, Tim Jones was the chief operating officer and administrator at Metrowest Medical Center - Leonard Morse Hospital, (which won the top environmental award from Practice Greenhealth, the Environmental Leadership Award).  This is the premier Award recognizing health care facilities that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices and sustainability in health care.

Tim earned his Master's degree in business education from the California State University and he has worked in various health care positions including the administrative director of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston. He is also on the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Bay Community College Foundation and MetroWest Accountable Health Organization.

He has a clinical background, expertise in hospital operations, and a strong experience in collaborative relations with medical staff, management, and union employees. He is very experienced in quality improvement programs and the cultural changes necessary to maintain those improvements. Tim has spent most of his career focused on safety and creating teams that understand how to improve and create exceptional outcomes for patients.



Judith Focareta RN, MEd, LCCE, Coordinator, Environmental Health Initiatives, Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Judith CroppedJudy Focareta is a maternal-child nurse. She holds a master’s degree in health education with a specialty in environmental health.  She has been active in both local and national environmental groups including being a Charter Member of the Jacques Cousteau Society and having owned and operated a “Green” Bed and Breakfast.  Judy coordinates the sustainability and environmental health education initiatives at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  In this role she oversees the creation of educational materials and classes on environmental health for staff and consumers.  She also teaches a comprehensive class on environmental health for childbearing families. Magee has been awarded the highest environmental achievement award presented by Practice Greenhealth, recognizing the Magee staff for its leadership in the application of environmental health education and clinical practice as well as waste reduction efforts, a commitment to healthy foods in health care as evidenced by organic vegetable gardens, and greening of the OR.  Judy has been a presenter at national conferences on topics related to environmental health and published articles in the Journal of Childbirth Education and The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Major David Zajac, Chief of Logistics and the Chair of the Sustainability Committee, Evans Army Community Hospital.


His passion is leading sustainable change and balancing the social, economic and environmental impacts within healthcare organizations.  He has already led his team toward an annualized savings greater than $500,000 directly related to sustainable efforts with a goal of greater than $1 million annually.  He was previously an Army Health Facility Planning Agency Program Manager and has successfully managed a diverse capital investment portfolio of health care projects totaling greater than $2 billion through his Army career.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology (Environmental) from Norwich University, and a Master of Science degree in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University. 

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

PhotoAs 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.



Kenneth Knight, Director of Facilities Services, TriHealth Cincinnati

Ken croppedAs the Corporate Director of Facilities, he is responsible for planning, design, construction and maintenance for two hospitals (Bethesda Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital), two nursing homes, ten outpatient facilities and 16 doctors’ office buildings. He has served on the board of directors for ASHE, past president (and one of the founders) of Ohio Society for Hospital Engineering and past chairman Ohio Hospital Association Energy Conservation Committee. TriHealth was awarded the 2011 Green Business award for Policy/Nonprofit Organizations. This is an annual award presented by The Business Courier and U.S. Green Building Council Cincinnati Regional Chapter.

Brian Garbecki, PE, LEED AP, Healthcare COE Leader, Vice President, Gilbane Building Company

photoAs a vice president with Gilbane Building Company and the firm’s healthcare center of excellence leader, Brian Garbecki partners with healthcare clients and project teams to develop and implement high-level strategic facility plans. A national leader in healthcare construction and currently ranked the #2 Green Contractor by Engineering News-Record, Gilbane has built more than 25 healthcare buildings that are LEED certified or seeking LEED certification. Brian will discuss lessons learned from past sustainability successes in healthcare infrastructure as well as best practices for considering sustainability goals related to master facility planning and other long term capital plans.

Roy Gunsolus, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C , Principal & Director of Sustainable Healthcare, HKS Architects

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Roy has managed the design of over 5 million SF of health care projects, including the SMDC Duluth Clinic First Street Building in Duluth, MN, the largest US health care project to receive LEED Gold. He is responsible for educating the firm’s healthcare staff and directing their imple­mentation of sustainable initiatives. HKS has 347 LEED AP’s and is involved with over 125 LEED projects, of which 59 (12 Health Care) have achieved certification (over half receiving LEED GOLD).

S pecializing in healthcare facilities, his projects include six green field hospitals, a multitude of additions and renovations, outpatient facilities, cancer centers, and associated medical projects. His most recent projects include Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound, Texas, a 180,000 SF satellite hospital that recently earned LEED Silver certification, and Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL, a 200,000 SF satellite hospital currently striving for LEED Gold certification.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, (BS and Masters in Architecture), Roy has delivered speeches on sustainability at several conferences and has served as a guest lecturer on sustainability at Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at ArlingtonRoy has also written several articles for professional journals including Health Facilities Management and Medical Construction and Design magazine.

*Wright State University (WSU) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. WSU designated this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.





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3form, Inc.

Holdfast Technologies

AB Young Company


Acuity Brands

Kirker Kubala, Inc.

APG Office Furnishings

Kohler Company

BALNES Corporation

Liebert Corporation/Uptime Solutions Assoc.


Lighting Optimizers, USA

BWA South

Lutron/Riffle & Associates

Conquest Firespray

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating

Cooper Industries/Innovative Lighting Solutions

Osram Sylvania

Dal Tile Corporation

Powersmiths/Data Power Solutions

Dan Binford & Associates

Shaw Contract Group/Shaw Hard Surface

DeBra-Kuempel Mechanical

Solid Blend Technologies, Inc.

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SoundCom Systems

EAP, Inc.

SourceOne Contract Group

Elements IV/Haworth

Stoermer-Anderson, Inc.


The Garland Company

Engineered Systems

The Momentum Group

Enviro IC

THP Limited

Environmental Comfort, LLC

Tremco Roofing &Building Maintenance

Forbo Flooring Systems

VCS/Advantix Systems

General Electric


Hamilton Sorter Company


Heapy Engineering

Weston Solutions, Inc.



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Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium

Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium
Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH

Heapy Engineering's Will Roess (Planning Services Leader) and Donn Young (Commissioning Services Manager) are presenting the seminar:  "Sustainability & Green: Implementing Sustainability & Continual Improvement for Success in Energy & Resource Reductions" This seminar addresses drivers for continual improvement: management systems, reducing costs, compliance issues and manufacturing case study. Identifying cost reduction opportunities: audits (ASHRAE I, II, III); Retro-and Ongoing Commissioning, Selection of equipment. How to obtain buy-in to & from corporate leadership.  Heapy Engineering is also exhibiting at the Energy Expo.


For more information, click here.


APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop

APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13, 2012
10 AM - 2 PM
Capital University
Ruff Learning Center, Room 260
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH

Register Online: http//


2012 CDA16 Banquet

2012 CDA16 Banquet

Date: Friday, November 09, 2012

Plans are in the works for the 2012 CDA16 Banquet

AIA Cincinnati's Committee on the Environment (COTE) in conjunction with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Cincinnati/Dayton City Center, the American Society of Interior Designer (ASID) Cincinnati/Dayton, and the Miami Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) coordinates the Cincinnati Sustainability Awards (CSA).

The program celebrates architecture, interiors and landscape architecture that not only exhibit design excellence, but also exemplify cooperation with our environment and stewardship of the resources it provides.

Projects are judged on several criteria ranging from sustainable intent and innovation to responsiveness of local climate conditions.

The Awards Celebration will be combined with the Cincinnati Design Awards on November 9.




Midwest Healthcare Conference

Midwest Healthcare Conference

Date: Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Midwest Healthcare Conference
November 7-9, 2012
Indianapolis, IN
More additional information, click here.

2012 Dayton Green Expo

2012 Dayton Green Expo

Date: Thursday, August 02, 2012

Where:  Heapy Engineering

             1400 W Dorothy Lane

             Dayton, Ohio 45409


The 2011 Dayton Green Expo had nearly 400 attendees and 30 exhibitors!  The Dayton Green Expo's have been traditionally free to attend but new this year, we will be making a donation to “Green Causes” which will include the USGBC’s Project Haiti, Habitat for Humanity and others. 


You can make a donation for as little as $5.  Just think how much money we could raise if every 2012 Dayton Green Expo attendee made just a $5 donation!  Heapy Engineering will match up to the first $2,500 raised.  To register and/or donate, click here.


11:00 AM     Expo Opens

12:00 PM     Seminar: Energy & BIM

  2:00 PM     Panel Discussion - University Sustainability Directors

  4:00 PM     Seminar: Ongoing Commissioning

  5:00 PM     Expo Closes

GBCI CEU's and AIA LU's credit will be offered.

Food and Beverages will be provided throughout the day. 

Admission is free but you must register. 

To register, click here



12:00 PM        Seminar:    Energy & BIM


Still wondering about BIM and how it can save time, energy, dollars, frustration, etc. on your next project?  This session will feature “cutting edge” information regarding the Building Information Model (BIM).



2:00 PM          Panel:    Green Value:  The University Perspective


Sustainability Directors from Higher Education institutions will provide their perspective on what is happening regarding sustainability at their respective universities.  This will include their insight on “green” initiatives, challenges, future projects and most importantly, “lessons learned”.





Aparna Dial, Sustainability Director, The Ohio State University

Aparna is the Director of Energy Services and Sustainability at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where she is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of this program area. She has worked for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in the Division of Surface Water (Enforcement Unit) and the Ohio EPA (Division of Air Pollution Control). Prior to working in her current capacity she was the Director of Environmental Affairs for OSU and dealt with Engineering Review of Construction Projects, Air, Water, Hazardous Waste and Asbestos issues and compliance with environmental regulations. Aparna has over 12 years of experience in the area of sustainability with direct experience in strategic planning, project management, environmental compliance and enforcement.




William Brown, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Sustainability, Indiana University


WmBrownMugShotBill is the Director of Sustainability for Indiana University, is responsible for catalyzing sustainability initiatives in academic programs and campus operations at the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Bill served as Chair of the US Green Building Council’s Indiana Chapter, Secretary of the Board of the American Institute of Architects Indiana Chapter, and Co-chair of the Indianapolis-Marion County Green Commission. Bill was elected to the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in 2012 and he also serves as a National Chair for USGBC Students, a new initiative to engage higher education students in greening their campuses and communities.



John Paulsen, P.E., Director Physical Plant, Safety and Environment, Wittenberg University


paulsenJohn is the Director of Physical Plant, Safety and Environment at Wittenberg University.  As a member of the university’s sustainability task force, he is responsible for overseeing and implementing numerous green initiatives.  These range in scope from the recent replacement of the campus central steam plant with a high efficiency system to numerous small scale lighting retrofit projects.  Additionally, he administers the institutions revolving loan fund which supports sustainable initiatives that come from student-faculty collaborative efforts.  He is also responsible for overseeing the requirements that come from Wittenberg University being a signatory to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment.


4:00 PM          Seminar:    Ongoing Commissioning


This seminar will address case studies that define what is Ongoing Commissioning and how it is essential to maintain your investment in Basic Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning Services?    


2012 Dayton Green Expo Exhibitors 



Big Ass Fans

BWA South

Cooper/Brooks Associates


Dayton Power & Light

Dovetail Solar & Wind


Holdfast Technologies


Ingenuity IEQ

King Lighting

Kirker Kubala

Lawhon & Associates, Inc.

Lutron/Riffle & Associates


Point to Point Systems

Schneider Electric

Solid Blend Technologies, Inc.

Spohn Associates

Stoermer-Anderson Inc.

The Garland Company

Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance



Weston Solutions

YKK AP America


Co-Sponsoring Organizations


Adequate Wiring

AIA Cincinnati

AIA Dayton

AIA Indiana




SMPS Cincinnati

USGBC Cincinnati

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I70/I75 Economic Summit

I70/I75 Economic Summit

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012

I70/I75 Economic Summit
May 24, 2012
Dayton, OH

More more information, click here.


Greening the Heartland 2012

Greening the Heartland 2012

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Indianapolis, IN

For more information, click here.




Date: Friday, May 11, 2012

"The Hand-Off & Staying In Shape: Operations and Maintenance"


For more information, click here.


Design Columbus

Design Columbus

Date: Monday, April 16, 2012

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Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care

Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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April 12, 2012 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Wright State University Student Union


To view Speaker PowerPoint Presentations, click here.


On April 12, 2012, Heapy Engineering and Wright State University will co-host the Second Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-12), The SSHC is an educational and networking event for Health Care providers and industry partners. This event will feature nationally renowned Health Care sustainability expert, Gary Cohen, as the keynote speaker.


The Symposium will be held on the campus of Wright State University in the Student Union Conference Center. The event will begin with a keynote luncheon followed by two panel discussions featuring regional and national experts on sustainably based Health Care delivery, operations and management. This year’s focus is: “Why Sustainability Should be a Strategic Priority in Your Health Care Organization.” A Trade Expo with exhibitors focusing on sustainability related services, materials, products and equipment associated with Health Care industry will run concurrent with the Symposium.


Senior health care administrators, medical practitioners, building design and construction professionals, nursing and clinical staff, medical students and educators, environmental health and safety personnel and health care facility managers should all attend.


CMEs*, AIA/HSW LUs, GBCI CEUs, PDH's and CPE's are approved.


*Wright State University (WSU) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. WSU designated this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity



-       Early Bird Registration

-       To register, click here

-       SOCHE Student Scholarship Registration, click here      



-       Expanded Expo area from last year

-       Reserve early – best price and locations 


Principal Players:


Heapy Engineering, is nationally recognized for its leadership in Sustainable Design and is involved in over 200 LEED projects, (including the LEED Gold certified Diley Ridge Medical Center, the first free-standing emergency and diagnostic center in Central Ohio).  Heapy Engineering is the Design Engineer for the new $137 Million Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center (Beavercreek) and the $200 Million Mercy West Hospital (Cincinnati).  Heapy Engineering has achieved LEED Platinum certification in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system for its Dayton based corporate headquarters, the highest level achievable.


Wright State University is a leading institution of higher education serving nearly 20,000 students in an environment focused on achieving learning outcomes through innovative, high-quality programs, conducting scholarly research and creative endeavors, and partnering with the community to transform the region.  As a community-based medical school, the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has become a national in generalist medicine and community service.  Its research programs are distinguished by interdisciplinary teamwork and community collaboration.  Wright State University’s nationally recognized centers of excellence include:  Human-Centered Innovation; National Center for Medical Readiness; WSU-Premier Health Partners Neuroscience Institute; Knowledge-Enabled Computing; Micro Air Vehicle Research; Product Reliability and Optimization; and Collaborative Education, Leadership and Innovation in the Arts.


Keynote Speaker:

Gary Cohen is founder, President, and Executive Director of Health Care Without Harm, the international campaign for environmentally responsible healthcare. Gary is also the Executive Director of the Environmental Health Fund, which works on domestic and global chemical safety issues. Gary is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Sambhavna Clinic and Documentation Center in Bhopal, India, which provides free medical care to the survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal. He was awarded the Skoll Global Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2006 and the Frank Hatch Award for Enlightened Public Service in 2007.


When Gary co-founded HCWH, he visited hospitals around the country, explaining to stunned administrators how their operations were hurting patients, employees and communities.  However, not stopping there, he provided cost-effective solutions, as well as ongoing support through HCWH.  15 years later, HCWH is a broad association of nearly 500 hospitals, universities, health professional organizations and environmental groups working across the globe.  Gary has guided hospitals in leveraging their considerable buying power to get medical supply companies to provide greener products for the health care industry.



10:00 AM – 5:00 PM                  Sustainability Expo

11:30 AM                                Lunch

Noon                                      Keynote Speaker

1:30 PM                                  Panel Discussion – Infrastructure Sustainability

3:30 PM                                  Panel Discussion – Delivery Systems Sustainability

5:00 PM                                  Symposium closes


Announced Panelists:


Janet Brown, Practice Greenhealth - Janet is the Director of Sustainable Operations for Practice Greenhealth. Janet helps health care workers recognize their value and critical role in improving the environmental performance of their organization. She specializes in creating an infrastructure to support continuous environmental improvement strategies in the health care environment. Janet supports hospitals through technical assistance, information-sharing, data collection, goal setting and program development. A few of her significant health care clients include Beth Israel Medical Center and other locations within the Continuum Health Partners.


John W. Rogers, AIA, ACHA, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center - John is the Corporate Architect at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. One of John’s long term goals has been to integrate sustainability into the healthcare environment and is working with leadership at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to increase awareness and understanding of the added value reducing our carbon footprint has on the environment. CCHMC has met or exceeded LEED certification thresholds on most projects for the last 8 to 10 years. Energy efficiency in a pediatric environment is an especially challenging opportunity. But, it is necessary to continue to “Change the Outcomes” at Children’s and be the good steward of our resources, improving performance now and in the future.


Anna Gilmore Hall, RN, MS, CAE leads Weston Solutions healthcare sustainability practice. She is a pioneer in the greening of healthcare. Until recently Gilmore Hall was the executive director of Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Prior to her position with Practice Greenhealth, Ms. Gilmore Hall has held various staff positions including the position of Co-Executive Director of Health Care Without Harm, the international campaign for environmentally responsible health care, and the Director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the American Nurses Association (ANA) where she was responsible for developing and implementing environment policy issues for the largest nursing organization in the United States.


Christopher Parkinson, MBA - Chris has been working to shape, implement and monitor sustainability strategy at Cleveland Clinic. He is engaged in delivering a metrics-driven approach to healthy operations at the health system level, ensuring consistency in program implementation and quality in practice at each facility. He earned his BA in Biology from Ohio Wesleyan University and began his career in biomedical research for bio-defense. He received an MBA from Case Western Reserve University where he studied Strategic Management and Sustainability.


Christopher T. Mundell, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C In his 18-year career, Chris has worked as a healthcare project architect and presently serves as a Vice President for HKS, Inc., managing the firm’s sustainability services. He guides project design teams in developing sustainable strategies, researches new and upcoming sustainable products/technologies and provides internal and external education on sustainability.


Joseph A. Mudd, LEED AP, As a senior project manager, Joe leads and manages complex commercial construction projects in Messer’s Louisville region. He has worked on several award-winning, high-profile projects, including Norton Healthcare Kosair Children’s Medical Center Brownsboro, Louisville International Airport Terminal Renovation and Kentucky Exposition Center East Wing/Hall Renovation. Select additional experience includes projects for Indiana University Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Joe earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He has earned professional certifications from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers and U.S. Green Building Council.


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3form, Inc.                                                                          Momentum Textiles Group

American Standard (MWS)                                             Powersmiths International Corp.

APG Office Furnishings                                                    Riffle & Associates

Applied Mechanical Systems                                          Salem Office Supply

BWA South                                                                          Salient Systems

Daltile                                                                                   Shaw Contract Group

Dayton Regional Green Initiative                                 Sherwin Williams

Dovetail Solar & Wind                                                      Sizewise

DRI-STEEM Corp.                                                               SoundCom

Elements IV Interiors                                                      SourceOne Contract Group LLC

ElitAire                                                                                 Stoermer-Anderson

Gilford/Estrie Flooring                                                     Streamkey

GWS Healthcare                                                                 The Garland Company

Heapy Engineering                                                            THP Limited

Ingenuity IEQ                                                                    Vectren

Interface FLOR                                                                  Vernacare

King Lighting                                                                       Weston Solutions, Inc.






DRG3 Green Business Forum

DRG3 Green Business Forum

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heapy Engineering invites you to the first DRG3 Business Forum.  Please join us over breakfast on November 17 at the University of Dayton Campus (Former NCR Headquarters) as we talk about Sustainability and Energy Efficiency and recognize your leadership.
If you bring 1 year of your workplace utility bills you can take advantage of a free online tool we have created to help you rate your energy usage with a DRG3 representative.   Volunteers will be on hand to help guide you through the “Rate Your Energy” online tool and discover ways to save on your energy.

Click here to view the flyer


Ohio School Boards Association Conference & Trade Show

Ohio School Boards Association Conference & Trade Show

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mark your calendar for the annual Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Conference and Trade Show at the Columbus Convention Center.  The Conference begins on November 13, 2011 and runs until November 16, 2011.

This year's conference speakers will include: Wes Moore, Jamie Volmer and Dan Rather.  For more information on this year's sessions and luncheon speakers click here.

Be sure to stop by Heapy Engineering's booth while attending the conference.


Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference and Trade Show

Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference and Trade Show

Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Midwest Healthcare and Engineering Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Indiana Convention Center from November 2nd thru the 4th.

For more information on the Conference, go to:

Midwest Healthcare Conference

While at the show, be sure to stop by Heapy Engineering's booth!


2011 GreenGov Symposium

2011 GreenGov Symposium

Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Heapy Engineering’s Director of Sustainable Design, Michael Berning, has been invited to be a Panelist for the Facilities Initiatives Session at the 2011 GreenGov Symposium in Washington DC on November 1st.  Michael’s presentation, “What About Performance After Receiving Your (LEED) Plaque?” will focus on achieving the energy performance goals associated with LEED GOLD and PLATINUM buildings.  These goals have been evaluated using performance data from actual LEED projects.  Michael’s fellow panelists include:

Kevin Kampschroer - Director of the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings
U.S. General Services Administration
Christopher Tremper - Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Energy
Julie Sobelman - Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
U.S. Department of State
Michael Berning - Director of Sustainable Design
Heapy Engineering

Katy Hatcher - ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


The 2011 GreenGov Symposium is co-sponsored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Association of Climate Change Officers.


About the 2011 GreenGov Symposium Host Organizations
The 2011 GreenGov Symposium is co-sponsored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Association of Climate Change Officers.

White House Council on Environmental Quality
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. CEQ was established within the Executive Office of the President by Congress as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and additional responsibilities were provided by the Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970. For more information on CEQ, please visit


About the Association of Climate Change Officers
The Association of Climate Change Officers is a 501(c)(6) non-profit membership organization for executives and officials worldwide in industry, government, academia and the non-profit community. ACCO’s mission is to advance the knowledge and skills of those dedicated to developing and directing climate change strategies in the public and private sectors, and to establish a flexible and robust forum for collaboration between climate change officers. For more information about ACCO, please visit



Greenbuild 2011, Toronto

Greenbuild 2011, Toronto

Date: Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The next Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held in Toronto, Canada from October 4th to the 7th.

Be sure to stop by Heapy Engineering's booth at the conference to learn the latest in sustainable design and energy services.

For more information on this event, go to:

Greenbuild Toronto




AIA Ohio Valley Conference

AIA Ohio Valley Conference

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Dayton Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will be hosting the Ohio Valley AIA Regional Convention from September 15 thru the 17th.  The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Dayton Convention Center in downtown Dayton, Ohio.

Heapy Engineering's Director of Sustainable Design, Michael Berning, and Ryan Hoffman, Energy Services Manager will both be speaking at the conference.  Michael Berning, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C will be co-presenting on Thursday in a panel session entitled, "Do LEED buildings Actually Perform After Receiving Their LEED Plaque?"  His co-presenters will include: Dan Papay the University Engineer at Wright State University and Mark Setterlin of RW Setterlin Building Company.  Ryan Hoffman, CEM, BEAP, LEED AP BD+C will be co-presenting with Michael on Saturday in a session entitled, "LEED Platinum Requires Behavioral Change - Not Chasing More LEED Points." 

Heapy Engineering is also pleased to be one of the Sponsors and Exhibitors of this regional event.

For more information on the sessions and for registration, go to:

AIA Regional Conference 



National Conference on Building Comissioning

National Conference on Building Comissioning

Date: Friday, August 12, 2011

The 19th Annual National Conference on Building Commissioning (NCBC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The event will run from August 10th thru the 12th.

On August 12th, Heapy Engineering's Director of Sustainable Design, Michael Berning, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C along with Kevin Knueven, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C and a representative from Purdue University will presenting at the conference.

For more information on the event, go to:

NCBC Conference



Dayton Green Expo

Dayton Green Expo

Date: Thursday, August 04, 2011

Where: Heapy Engineering

          1400 W Dorothy lane

          Dayton, Ohio 45409


11:00 AM - Expo Opens

12:00 PM - Seminar - Energy & BIM

2:00 PM - Keynote Speaker

4:00 PM - Government Panel

5:30 PM - Expo Closes

GBCI CE and AIA LU credit will be offered


Food and Beverages will be provided throughout the day and admission is free

12:00 PM - Seminar - Energy & BIM

Still wondering about BIM and how it might affect your next project?  This session will feature "cutting edge" information regarding the Building Information Model (BIM), including: 

*Early Model and Energy Analysis
*Design Phase BIM
*Construction Phase BIM
*Post Construction BIM 

This session will also offer a recommendation for the appropriate level of BIM data at each phase, as well as why a user may not choose to populate the model with certain data sets at the different stages.

Richard Pavlak, Heapy Engineering, Dayton, OH.

Rick is the President of Heapy Engineering.  He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Northern University and is a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) and serves on the ASHRAE TC 9.9 Mission Critical Facilities Committee and as a liaison to SSPC 90.1.  At the ASHRAE 2009 Conference in Chicago, IL, Rick co-authored “Pioneering Use of Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors and Early Direct Digital Control Systems.” In addition, Rick is a member of NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) and AEE (Association of Energy Engineers, Dayton Chapter).  Rick is also a contributing author of Book 10 ASHRAE Datacom Series.

Darryl McClelland, LEED AP BD+C, Heapy Engineering, Dayton, OH

Darryll is a BIM and Virtual Design Manager/Project Coordinator with Heapy Engineering.  He has a BS from Purdue University and over 25 years of experience in the engineering industry.  Currently, he oversees the BIM process at Heapy Engineering focusing on the integration of BIM software into the engineering design processes.  Darryl has also co-authored four nationally published books centered on the BIM process. Those books are, The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP 2012, The Aubin Academy Master Series: Revit MEP 2011, The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP 2011, and Mastering AutoCAD MEP 2010.

2:00 PM - Keynote Speaker

Heapy Engineering is pleased to announce Mark MacCracken, the US Green Building Council's Chairman of the Board of Directors as this year's Keynote Speaker.  Mark will be providing attendees with his insight into the future of sustainability in the A/E/C industry.

Mark, PE, LEED AP, is the CEO of CALMAC Manufacturing Corporation which is the largest manufacturer of Thermal Energy Storage Equipment in the world.  He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and three U.S. Patents.  He is: the Chairman of ARI's Thermal Energy Storage Section, former Chairman of ASHRAE's Thermal Storage Technical Committee and an active member of the International District Energy Association and the Alliance to Save Energy.

4:00 PM - Government Panel

Government Panelists will provide their perspective on what is happening regionally and nationally regarding sustainability in their respective organizations.  This will include their "green" initiatives, challenges, and future projects.  

Mr. Kevin Hill, LEED AP, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH. 

Kevin is a registered architect with the 88 Air Base Wing/ Civil Engineering Directorate at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB).  He was the Air Force Project Manager for the first LEED certified project at WPAFB, The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) new Academic Building- LEED Silver.  He is currently the Air Force Program Manager for the $239 million Human Performance Wing BRAC MILCON program. 

He holds a B.A. in Architecture from Miami University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland.  Mr. Hill is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and sits on the City of Oakwood Board of Zoning Appeals.
Mr. Timothy Flynn, CEM, CMVP, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis IN and the Illiana VA Medical Center in Danville IL.

Tim is an Energy Engineer for the Veterans Administration and has over ten years of experience in energy management in heavy industry, K-12 education and healthcare.
Mr. Flynn is currently developing projects using ground-source heat pumps, wind powered turbines, high efficiency chillers and advanced building automation for the VA. He has extensive experience in operational efficiencies/ low-cost savings initiatives. Tim is a member of a comprehensive energy management team that has performed Level II  building energy audits for eight VA Medical Centers totaling over eight million SF. This team developed the standards and procedures for the Self-Audit process for the Energy Management Program throughout the entire Veterans Administration.
Mr. Flynn is a 1985 graduate of Purdue University. Tim and his family make their home in Greenwood, Indiana.

Ms. Lamees Mubaslat, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Montgomery County Administrative Services, Dayton, OH

Lamees is an Architect, Project Manager, and Sustainability Coordinator for the Montgomery County Planning and Construction department.  She has designed, directed, and administered over 100 capital improvement projects ranging from large multiple use projects to small tenant improvements and is currently responsible for the County’s sustainability efforts.  Lamees currently works with the Dayton Regional Green 3 task force to promote greener government, businesses, and personal practices throughout Montgomery County and the Dayton region.

Mr. Steven O'Hara, P.E.
Senior Regional Military Construction Engineer U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

Steve joined the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2007.  He is responsible for the execution of the Military Construction Programs and is the command's representative for the implementation of Energy and Sustainability initiatives in the Great Lakes and Ohio River region. Prior to working with the Corps of Engineers, Mr. O'Hara has worked with Columbia Sussex Corporation, Bechtel Construction, and was an Officer in the United States Navy's Civil Engineer Corps.

Mr. O'Hara has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


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Highlights of the 2010 Dayton Green Expo 



SCUP Conference in Maryland

SCUP Conference in Maryland

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) will be holding its annual conference from July 23rd thu July 27th in National Harbor, Maryland.

Heapy Engineering's Senior Principals, Michael Berning, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C and Mark Brumfield, PE, LEED AP BD+C will both be attending the conference.  Be sure to take a moment to speak with them at Heapy Engineering's booth.

For more information and registration for the event, go to:

SCUP Conference



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