Events of 2009

Green Expo 2009 agenda
Residential Workshops on choosing Green building materials, rain gardens, and more  – (details)
Walking tour of the LEED Home pilot project(details)

Intermediate – Advanced eQuest Workshop: Whole Building Analysis using eQUEST

Instructor: Marlin S. Addison, Principal, M.S. Addison & Associates, Tempe, Arizona, and Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Design, Arizona State University. Mr. Addison is a nationally recognized expert in building energy analysis and eQuest.

OSU Green Curriculum – OSU’s CSM Class 2009; Class Presentation – December 2009 (details)
2009 Tour of Lazarus rooftop garden: The former downtown Lazarus department store has been renovated to Gold LEED standards and is being used as office space for over 2000 workers. One important feature is the rooftop garden and rainwater recycling system.

lazarus_green_roof_tour-2b lazarus_green_roof_tour-3b lazarus_greenrooftour-smOhio EPA’s green conference area in the Lazarus building.
Green Home Fair – Saturday, December 5th, 2009Schoenbaum Center, 175 E. 7th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio

A Green Residential Tradeshow & Conference Free & Open to the Public! Resources now available for download:

Residential Energy Retrofits – pdf

Energy Efficiency resources – pdf

Local Funding and Residential Tax Credits for Greening Homes (talk given by Brian Higgins) – pdf

Multiple sessions on Greening homes included:

  • Residential Energy Retrofits – Cost Effective Strategies
  • Energy Retrofits and their impact on Indoor Air Quality
  • Implementing a Green Neighborhood Plan
  • Learn about Local Funding and Residential Tax Credits for Greening homes

Additionally, the Green Home Fair had exhibits of Green products for Residential home construction/retrofit and everyday use. The Fair is a gathering of homeowners and residential building industry professionals.

Green Home Fair, Dec. 5th, 2009
Green Home Fair, Dec. 5th, 2009


Moisture Management of Low Energy Houses (Retrofits & New Builds) – Tuesday, December 1st, 20098am – Noon, Citywide Training Facility, 750 Piedmont Road Room A, Columbus, OH 43224This four hour workshop addressed moisture management issues for a whole house, from roof to basement, when retrofitting existing (gut rehab) or building new energy efficient homes.The speaker, Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, is a principal of Building Science Corporation. Dr. Lstiburek has appeared on PBS NOVA (“Can buildings make you sick?”).He is the author of the U.S. DOE Handbook on Moisture Control and a special contributor to the EPA guidance document on Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on energy efficient construction techniques and heads one of the four Building America program teams for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Dr. Lstiburek has written numerous books and technical papers on building construction. He is the best selling author of the Builder Guides and has over 50 technical and journal articles to his credit. He has conducted forensic investigations and served as an expert witness on building failures all over the U.S. He is an expert in the areas of rain penetration, air barriers, vapor barriers, air quality, durability and construction technology.

Moisture Management class with
Dr. Joseph Lstibruek
on-sitedscn0021Dr. Joseph Lstibruek’s session with the City of Columbus providing guidance on energy retrofitting existing homes to support the City’s Green affordable housing initiative under the AWARE manual.


Grange Audubon Center & Rain Garden Tour – Friday, November 13th, 2009 (part of OSU Green Curriculum) – (details)
Tour of COSI’s rain garden – part of Green Building School – (details)
CGBF Builds LEED-Home Pilot with Local High Schooldedication of home on Wednesday, May 20 2009 – (details)