Dayton Green Expo 2016

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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

Earn up to 3.5 hours of GBCI CEs, AIA LUs, ENGINEERING PDHs



10:00 AM EXPO Opens
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Opening Remarks/Keynote Panel Presentation
1:00 - 2:00 PM EXPO Hour
2:00 - 3:00 PM Seminars (3 Concurrent Sessions)
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 4:15 PM Seminars (3 Concurrent Sessions)
4:15 - 5:00 PM Sponsors Reception/Networking
Keynote Presentation:

Why LEED and Beyond LEED?
Providing Value and Return on Investment

The 2016 Dayton Green Expo (DGE) Keynote Panel will take attendees starting with LEED, through the "Why?" (Value / ROI), of implementing LEED projects and what is beyond, specifically using the Living Building Challenge (LBC) system.  Each of these panelists have extensive experience in these topics, with Dan designing one of the very first fully operational LBC projects (Tyson), Alison's organization is currently constructing a LBC project (Cope) and Michael's University (Purdue) has finished evaluating why and how to build one and is working toward next steps.  All of these LBC efforts have had roots in LEED and this Keynote Panel will expound on their reasons for both LEED and Living Building Challenge projects.


Michael J. Gulich croppedMichael Gulich, AIA, LEED AP, LFA
Director of Campus Master Planning & Sustainability, Purdue University

He is responsible for providing the vision, organizational strategy, and focus for advancing sustainability efforts campus-wide. Collaborating with students, faculty and staff, he also provides leadership in assisting the University with the continued enhancement of its efforts and reputation with regard to sustainability programs.


Hellmuth photo croppedDaniel Hellmuth, AIA
Principal, Hellmuth+Bicknese Architects

Dan is a principal and co-founder of Hellmuth & Bicknese Architects, L.L.C.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional and in addition to his experience in Sustainable Design, he has over nineteen years experience in K-12 and higher education, housing, historic preservation, and transit & transportation planning. Dan serves as Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council-St. Louis Regional Chapter and is on the Board of Directors for Landmarks Association. To read more, click here.

Zajdel photo croppedAlison Clark Zajdel
Executive Director, Cope Environmental Center

Alison Zajdel is the Executive Director at Cope Environmental Center and oversees operations and fund development. She has been a staff member since 2001 mostly recently serving as Development Director. Before coming to CEC she attended DePauw University majoring in Studio Arts. She has her certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Fund Raising School (Center on Philanthropy) and has completed training in planned giving, grant-seeking/writing, major gifts, and annual fund development. To read more, click here.


2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

A. How to Implement Zero Waste in your Business
Presented by: Dayton Regional Green Initiative

Businesses are leading the way for Zero Waste to  divert over 90% of their waste from landfill and incineration. This session will demonstrate how Zero Waste can be a key part of a business sustainability plan as attendees learn about the latest best practices to begin (or fine-tune) their efforts towards zero waste.

headshotJessica Davis
Director, IUPUI Office of Sustainability

Jessica Davis is the Director of the IUPUI Office of Sustainability and has been professionally involved in the field of sustainability since 2010.  As the director of sustainability at IUPUI, Jessica provides leadership and acts as an organizational strategist for sustainability, collaborating with the academic community to integrate sustainability into the curriculum, and implementing comprehensive campus programs to promote an instinctive culture of sustainability at IUPUI. To read more, click here.

Flood Pete smPete Flood
Compliance & Enforcement Manager with the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District Department of Public Works Solid Waste Management Services

Pete's primary focus is developing and submitting the county’s short and long term solid waste management plans, tracking diversion, operation of staffed recycling centers, and licensing all solid waste management facilities and haulers. To read more, click here.

Stephanie SingerStephanie Singer
VP, Global Data Center Service Reed Elsevier

Stephanie Singer joined the Reed Elsevier organization in 1980 and has worked for Mead Data Central, LexisNexis and Reed Elsevier – Technology Services during her career. She is currently the vice president of Global Data Center Services. In this role, she is responsible for all global RETS data center and server room facilities, global networks and network security. To read more, click here.


B. Reduce Air Pollution and Water Usage with CHP
Presented by: ASHRAE Dayton and WCOAEE

Typically, nearly two-thirds of the energy used to generate electricity is wasted in the form of heat discharged to the atmosphere. Additional energy is wasted during the distribution of electricity to end users. CHP is on-site electricity generation that captures the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide useful thermal energy that can be used for space heating, cooling, domestic hot water and industrial processes.

Thomas De GenaroThomas De Genaro
Sales Manager, Kohler Power Systems

Tom resides in Minneapolis Metro Area and has 27 years industry experience.  The past 15 years have been spent at Kohler working on industrial generator and switchgear design. Prior to Kohler, three years were spent at Lucent Technologies in their power and UPS division and the remainder was as an electrician with the US Navy and electrical contractors in the Twin Cities and Wisconsin. To read more, click here.

Pankau Larry 2016-07Larry Pankau
Engineering Liaison, Buckeye Power Sales

Larry has been involved in the Electrical Power Distribution industry since 1973 as a Sales and Application Engineer. He is responsible to the engineering community in Ohio and Indiana by providing approved continuing education courses to Professional Engineers. Over the past eight (8) years, he has presented over 200 seminars to the Professional Engineering community. He also provides technical support to engineers to help size, design and specify reliable integrated power generation systems. To read more, click here.

Rick Pavlak 062 croppedRichard Pavlak, PE, ASHRAE Fellow, LEED AP BD+C
President, Heapy Engineering

Rick Pavlak has been with Heapy Engineering since graduation from Ohio Northern University in the spring of 1978. Summer employment during college was with a local HVAC Contractor, performing installations and service work. Rick became a Design Team Manager in 1984 and a Principal in 1989. In 1997 he was named an Engineering Director and company President in 2005. To read more, click here.

C. Sustainable Community Design
Presented by: Partners for the Environment

Dynamic communities are re-inventing themselves in order to attract and retain businesses in their communities.  Simple financial incentives will no longer attract businesses.  Communities which provide active and healthy urban centers with walkability, connectivity, recreation, entertainment and sustainability will attract the younger generations and tomorrow’s work force.  Businesses are seeking communities which provide green and active communities in which to live work and play.  The panel will discuss examples of communities that are re-inventing themselves in order to meet these demands of the future. 

Sauer- ReducedEric Sauer
Park Planning Manager, Five Rivers

Eric is the Park Planning Manager for Five Rivers MetroParks in the Dayton Area.  He is responsible for the planning and capital improvements of 24 locations which encompass nearly 16,000 acres. He is an award winning professional registered and CLARB Certified Landscape Architect with over 25 years of professional experience. Eric’s primary focus of practice includes the integration of Low Impact Development, storm water management and green technologies such as permeable pavements, rainwater harvesting, green roofs, rain gardens and bioswales. To read more, click here.

tavella250Tom Tavella, FASLA, LEED AP
Senior Landscape Architect, Alta Planning + Design

Mr. Tavella has more than 30 years of experience in land use planning, landscape architecture and urban design. Tom is a senior landscape architect with Alta Planning + Design. He has managed design teams that have prepared feasibility studies, master plans and site plans for downtown redevelopments, housing developments, parks and plazas, office buildings and private estates. His ability to work with civil engineers, architects and other design professionals, as well as contractors enables him to achieve the most realistic and aesthetic design solutions.To read more, click here.

Way croppedKim Way, ASLA
Principal, NBBJ

Kim Way has served as Principal of NBBJ’s planning and urban design practice since joining the firm in 2001. Over the last 15 years he has lead planning and design projects, both domestically and internationally, for public agencies, science and education institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations and commercial enterprises. Key international projects include; the Karamay City Master Plan, Karamay, China; the Shantou New East Coastal Area, Shantou, China; the Kazanka Riverfront Master Plan, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia; and the Brookefields Gardens Master Plan, Bangalore, India. To read more, click here.

3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
A. What is the Hanley Sustainability Institute?
Presented by: Dayton Regional Green Initiative

Hanley Sustainability Institute aims to extend the University of Dayton's sustainability efforts campus-wide and in the Dayton community through creative collaborations, community engagement and sustainability education.  The panel will discuss present and future initiatives and efforts at the Institute to further sustainability education and experiential learning through partnerships and collaborations with the community stakeholders.

Brecha BRobert Brecha
Research Director, Hanley Sustainability Institute

Bob is a Professor of Physics and teaches in the Renewable and Clean Energy Graduate Program and coordinates the Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) Minor and other SEE initiatives. Since 2006 he has been working as a visiting scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.

hallinan kevinKevin Hallinan
Professor and Director of The Building Energy Center, University of Dayton

Dr. Hallinan is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He established the University of Dayton Building Energy Center, which provides 20 students per year experience in conducting commercial and residential energy audits. Hallinan serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee for Dayton Regional Green.

Pair DDonald Pair
Acting Head, Hanley Sustainability Institute

Don teaches courses in environmental geology / policy, surface processes, field geology through the Colorado Field Camp, and helped develop the Dynamic Earth, the earth systems science course. He is also the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research and Experiential Initiatives. 

Schoenenberger KKatie Schoenenberger
Coordinator for Sustainability Curriculum, Hanley Sustainability Institute

Katie is currently coordinating the Undergraduate Sustainability and Experiential Education program. She has also taught SCI 210 labs and worked with Geographic Information systems in the department and around campus.

wagnerChris Wagner
Graduate Student, Renewable and Clean Energy Program, University of Dayton

Chris is currently researching anaerobic digestion as an alternative to natural gas. He recently received his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Dayton with a SEE Minor and an Energy Systems concentration and is working towards his Renewable and Clean Energy M.S.


B. LEED v4: Impact on Mechanical Systems
Presented by: ASHRAE Dayton and WCOAEE

The market for buildings constructed to measurable levels of sustainability continues to grow. The USGBC LEED Rating program is the most often used rating program. The newest version of the program was a major change in many rating areas, including several that impact mechanical systems. This presentation covers the USGBC LEED Version 4 release which must be used for new projects after October 31, 2016. The program covers the broad scope of changes in version 4 but concentrates on some of the prerequisite and credit changes that have the most impact on mechanical systems.

Kelly - photoThomas Kelly, LEED AP BD+C
Manager of Training and Instructional Design, Carrier Corporation

Tom Kelly, LEED AP BD+C, is a of Manager of Training and Instructional Design for Carrier Corporation. He has been employed by Carrier Corporation for 42 years serving in a wide range of positions. These positions have involved a wide variety of the products manufactured by Carrier Corporation including involvement in Carrier's system engineering group and managed Carrier's first efforts to develop energy analysis programs. To read more, click here.


C. How Recreation is Attracting Economic Development to the Miami Valley
Presented by: Five Rivers MetroParks

Local communities view the Great Miami River as a valuable community asset worthy of riverfront investment. Recent investment in riverfront recreation in the Great Miami River corridor is more than $110 million and growing. Recent economic development investment in the Great Miami River corridor is more than $300 million.

Dingle photoAmy Dingle
Director of Outdoor Connections, Five Rivers MetroParks

Amy Dingle is the Director of Outdoor Connections for Five Rivers MetroParks working to develop strategy as well as plan and implement all public engagement efforts that support the MetroParks mission through environmental education, outdoor recreation, community sustainability and entertainment. She has been working on recreation development initiatives since 2007 and continues to advocate for additional amenities for users to have access and increase vibrancy throughout the community. To read more, click here.

Hippensteel photoSarah Hippensteel Hall, PhD
Manager of Watershed Partnerships, Miami Conservancy District

Sarah believes that water is a critical element for community health and prosperity and communities who enjoy their rivers are more likely to protect their water. She currently serves as the Manager of Watershed Partnerships for the Miami Conservancy District, a 101-year old watershed agency. She has raised more than $12 million to protect and restore healthy rivers and aquifers, and improve and promote river access and recreation. To read more, click here.







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