Green Expo 2009 – Agenda


Conference and Trade Show TUESDAY, MAY 19TH, 2009

Sponsored by the City of Columbus’ Mayor’s Green Team, the Green Business Conference is in its fourth year. It brings together local business leaders to position our region for Green business opportunities. Hosted by CGBF and presented by the City of Columbus’ Mayor’s Green Team.

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Ohio State University Campus

2009 Agenda8:00 am – 8:30 am – Green Team update
9:00 am – 9:15 am – Mayor Coleman’s Opening Remarks
9:15 am – 9:30 am – GreenSpot “SpotLight” Awards
9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Morning Presentations –
(Green Building Expo or Get Green Business sessions)11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Green Product Tradeshow12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Tour of the LEED Certified OSU 4H Center

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Afternoon Presentations –
(Green Building Expo sessions)

Trade show

Over 1000 attendees were expected to walk through the largest Green Product Tradeshow in the region.

In addition to the excellent speakers and educational programs, the Expo Tradeshow (Free & open to the public from 11am – 2pm) included close to 70 exhibitors:

  • Renewable Energy (solar, wind, geothermal) installers
  • Building Envelope & Insulation manufacturers
  • Interior Flooring, Wall Finishes
  • Lighting manufacturers
  • Plumbing products
  • Rain-Barrel products
  • Interior & Exterior Paint products
  • Stormwater products
  • Aviation, Print, Financial, Legal, Architectural, Landscape Architecture, Electrical and Mechanical companies
  • Commissioning & energy audit companies
  • Local Colleges & Universities
  • Local Green nonprofits

$25 for Green Business Conference (Half day)

$50 for Green Building Expo and Green Business Conference (Full day).
(Lunch and refreshments included)

Tradeshow is free & open to the public.

Who Attends Green Building Expos?
• Building Owners
• Design Professionals
• Green Entrepreneurs
• Developers
• Students

2009 Program Schedule:
Get Green Business Conference

9:30-9:45 am – How to Become a Greenspot

9:45 – 10:15 am – Senate Bill 221

10:15 – 10:50 am – Energy Efficiency & Conservation

10:50 – 11:25 am – Cap & Trade

11:25 – 11:35 am – By-Product Synergy

11:35 -11:55 am – E-Waste

Breakout Sessions in the afternoon on: Cap & Trade; By-Product Synergy; Alternative Transportation

2009 Program Schedule: Green Building Expo TRACK ONETwo hour sessions

9:30 – 11:30 am
Liability of Building Green – Legal issues facing Building Owners & Design Professionals

The presentation will review the current green building legislative landscape, both at the federal and state levels, including a discussion of green building and energy efficiency provisions in the stimulus and last October’s bailout package. Also presented will be a number of insurance-related claims and lawsuits that have been reported to date, along with the types of contract language that can assist stakeholders in mitigating risk. The presenter, Stephen Del Percio, Esq., LEED AP, Arent Fox LLP, also holds a degree in civil engineering from Columbia and is the publisher of the Green Real Estate Law Journal, an online forum for industry stakeholders to discuss the emerging legal issues associated with green design and construction.

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Tour of the LEED Certified OSU 4H Center:

The Ohio 4-H program emerged as a leader on OSU’s campus to bring the first green building design to the forefront of many discussions. Architects: Lincoln Street Studio

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Installing Renewable Energy in your Project – Do’s & Don’ts of installing PVs and Geothermal

With the renewable energy tax credits many building owners are looking into the merits of installing renewable energy in their projects such as Photovoltaics (Solar panels), Geothermal, Solar water heating and wind. Since every project is unique, this discussion will delve into the pros and cons of installing these in a project. The presenters will also answer questions at the end of the presentation. This discussion is anchored by two of the industry’s experts in this area: Geoff Greenfield, President, Third Sun, Solar & Wind and Eric Cole, GeoSource.

3:15 – 5:00 pm

Building Performance Analysis – Building Information Modeling with Autodesk Revit MEP and Architecture using:

– Load Analysis with Autodesk Revit MEP
– Green Building Studio
– Ecotect Analysis for daylight modeling
– e-Quest for whole building energy analysis
– Energy Star (Target Finder)
Presenter: John Boehms, AIA, LEED AP, Autodesk


One hour sessions

9:30 – 10:30 am
Green Renovation Strategies – The Audit Process & Implementing your Energy Goals

The session will include presentations on understanding the energy audit process for a Green renovation and defining solutions with MEP consultants to construct an energy efficient project. Case studies will walk the attendees through the process of identifying and implementing energy focused retrofits in their projects. Presenters: Don Hall, WattWorks; Michael Berning, Heapy Engineering

10:45 – 11:45 am
Redevelopment Success! – A Developer’s Perspective on Brownfield Redevelopment

The Harrison Park project in Downtown Columbus is a successful example of redeveloping a brownfield site into a well established residential development. The developer, Wagenbrenner Realty has experience with using CORF remediation funds on sites for redevelopment. Learn about the Developer’s experience with this project; Accessing the Ohio Brownfield sites directory; and about Clean Ohio Fund application process.Speaker: Mark Waggenbrenner; Amy Yersavich, Manager SABR, Ohio EPA

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Tour of the LEED Certified OSU 4H Center:

The Ohio 4-H program emerged as a leader on OSU’s campus to bring the first green building design to the forefront of many discussions. Architects: Lincoln Street Studio

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Green Healthcare Design – Building a LEED Platinum Hospital

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, Texas, has established a new precedent in healthcare design as the first inpatient hospital in the world to achieve platinum-level LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, the highest level recognized by the United States Green Building Council. The facility is part of a 700-acre, new urbanist development on the brownfield site of a former municipal airport in Austin. An on-site natural gas-fired energy plant; courtyards that provide natural light and cooler, cleaner fresh air; views and access to nature; and the use of environmentally-friendly finishes all contribute to the green environment at the hospital.Presenter: Joe Kuspan, Senior VP and Director of Design, Karlsberger.

2:45 – 3:45 pm
Green Economic Stimulus:

An update on what is happening with the Economic Stimulus Package for Ohio and what this will mean to Ohio’s Building Industry and local businesses. Presenter: Kimberly Gibson, Assistant to the Energy Advisor at State of Ohio.

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Green Curriculum – Local Update

Local Universities and Colleges are gearing up to provide education to their students on Green Buildings. CGBF has worked with some of these institutions in the past years to develop these initiatives and is involved with a local school to support this in the K-12 environment.Interactive Panel Discussion with faculty from Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, OSU; Columbus State Community College

Gold Sponsors


Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering (FABE), Ohio State University

Silver Sponsors

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

King Business Interiors / Haworth

Monroe Mechanical Inc

Pepper Construction
Company of Ohio

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Weisenbach Recycled Products