Green Expo 2010 – Sponsors & Exhibitors




Columbia Gas of Ohio, with headquarters in Columbus, is one of the nine energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). Serving approximately 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers, Columbia Gas of Ohio is the largest natural gas utility in the state. The company is an industry leader in the development of innovative services and programs such as CustomerCHOICE®.

The Customer CHOICE® program provides residential and small commercial customers the opportunity to reduce their energy costs by purchasing their natural gas from non-utility suppliers. Columbia Gas of Ohio has a proven track record of service reliability and customer safety.  The company actively supports non-profit agencies and organizations in the communities it serves.



BTA: KI Genius Wall: Every year, construction and demolition sends more than 130 million tons of debris to US landfills. Genius wall encourages source reduction to minimize, almost eliminating, renovation waste to these landfills. Pallas Ground Breaking: Biodegradable polyurethane face, manufactured in a highly energy efficient facility that recycles 99 percent of all water and raw materials used in production, PVC-free, 99.9 percent solvent-free. Pallas Seeking Truth: made from 100 percent Terratex® recycled polyester and it is recyclable at the end of its useful life. Takeform Architectural Graphics: Our core material, GREEN209 is comprised of recycled wood fiber and allows every sign to carry the SFI certification. Our laminates are Green Guard certified for indoor air quality.


DERBIGUM, manufacturer of APP Modified Bitumen Roofing Membranes, offers Roofing Solutions for the low-slope sector. With over 30 years of proven performance DERBIGUM believes that sustainable roofing is an evolving concept that requires an aggressive and pro-active approach through production, system design, relationships and innovations. Our DERBIGUM Energies Division provides roofing innovations in energy preservation, energy generation, and ecological sustainability. We manufacturer sustainable modified bitumen roofing systems, building integrated photovoltaic systems, rooftop bio-filtration eco-roofing systems and liquid applied waterproofing and decking systems. DERBIGUM is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified production facility.



Heapy Engineering is a nationally recognized leader in providing innovative and sustainable Mechanical-Electrical-Technology Systems Design, Commissioning and LEED and Energy Consulting services. Heapy has 160 employees among four offices in Dayton and Columbus Ohio and Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis Indiana. Heapy Engineering is involved in over 140 LEED projects and has 75 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. Among Heapy Engineering’s notable Central Ohio LEED projects, are: Franklin County Court House, Grange Insurance Audubon Center, City of Columbus Fire Station #10, Denison University Cleveland Hall, Setterlin Construction Headquarters and the Hocking College Energy Institute.


King Business Interiors is a complete commercial furniture dealership in the Central Ohio area and a Haworth preferred dealership. Our offering includes space planning, interior design, project management, asset management, warehousing, installation, and over 300 lines of furniture to select from in our library. We are a family owned business and Woman-owned business; certified with WBENC nationally. As a designated Green Spot, King Business Interiors invites you to hear about our “Connecting the Dots” furniture recycling program which is diverting thousands of pounds of usable furniture from landfills. Also view TecCrete access flooring from Haworth. TecCrete can be an integral design choice for creating a great space – providing unlimited creative opportunities, accessible utilities, and highly sustainable environments.


As organizations seek out business partners with a proven record of environment responsibility, Océ is proud to be one of the few companies for whom sustainability has been a defining philosophy from the very start. From the founding of the company in 1877, Océ has established a tradition of environmental stewardship that continues to raise the bar across the industry.

Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives – locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Océ employs around 22,000 people, with 2009 revenues of approximately $3.7 billion, operates in around 100 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North America represents over 37% of Océ’s worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000.


The Ohio Energy Resources Division works to grow the economy of the state by connecting companies and communities to financial and technical resources to deploy renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency.


Turner is committed to the success and increased adoption of sustainable construction practices—also known as “Green building” practices—throughout the industry. Turner is the largest Green builder in the country and believes it is not only good for the environment, but Green buildings also provide immediate and long-term economic benefits for developers, building owners and occupants. Turner also has more LEED Accredited Professionals (APs) on staff than any other firm in the country. Turner has extensive experience across a wide variety of sustainable construction projects, enabling us to deliver cost-effective Green materials, processes and suppliers to assist our clients.

Turner has completed more than 85 United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Certified projects and has completed or is currently working on more than 131 additional projects that are registered with the USGBC. Turner has completed or has under contract more than 300 projects with Green building elements. As a leader in commercial construction, Turner also specializes in the smaller sized project market through the Turner Special Projects Division (Turner SPD). Turner SPD’s service provides the client with consistent, timely, cost-effective performance, proactive solutions, and personal attention to build a successful project and lasting relationships.


The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy saving green buildings. With a membership comprising 18,000 member companies and organizations, 78 local chapters and affiliates and more than 140,000 LEED Credentialed Professionals, the U.S. Green Building Council is the driving force of an industry that is projected to increase to $60 billion by 2010. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building certification system is the leading certification program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. USGBC Chapters provide local green building resources, education and leadership opportunities. Local chapter members can connect with green building experts in their area, develop local green building strategies and tour green building projects.


Woolpert is an architecture, engineering, and geospatial firm providing integrated planning, design and management solutions at every level: building, city, watershed, or ecosystem. With a longstanding history providing energy solutions, Woolpert offers traditional energy solutions including thermal imaging, facility-wide energy audits, energy efficiency programs, surveying, and energy utility design while also answering the growing demand for renewable energy services.

Our comprehensive approach to energy covers the full spectrum of services, including feasibility studies, analysis, inventorying, master planning, design, procurement, and construction services while encompassing biomass, geothermal, wind, and solar solutions as sources for renewable energy. We partner with clients through all phases of a project to provide the expertise necessary to assess and evaluate assets, navigate and meet requirements and mandates, and develop practical yet innovative solutions all while helping to maximize the return. Woolpert provides continuity throughout the lifecycle of assets, acting as a trusted and stable partner from the onset of a project and throughout staff turnover all the way to the termination of a facility, so clients are assured consistent and reliable solutions.



Eco-friendly translucent architectural resin panels and systems that are green guard certified, LEED accredited recycled material content, no harmful VOCs, does not burn, for interior and exterior use and 42 times the impact strength of tempered glass. Panels can be recycled. Hardware solutions, fabrication & architectural services available.


Stop by to see Armstrong’s sustainable flooring products, WeCork & Teragren Bamboo. Armstrong offers products that assist in obtaining LEED certification in several categories.


Carpet Concepts will be presenting the many positive aspects of the MilliCare dry polymer-based carpet and textile cleaning systems; programs that can help buildings go Green and can make many contributions toward LEED-EB points. Our dry-based system is completely safe and non-toxic, yet, is the most effective cleaning program available. The dry based system is completely safe and non-toxic, extends usable life of carpet and improves indoor air quality by removing upto 99% of allergens and pollutants.


Consolidated Electrical Distributors (“CED”) is a full service electrical distributor specializing in green energy solutions for the contractor, building owner, building manager and industrial facility. CED is the largest Osram Sylvania distributor in central Ohio.


Daltile Corporation, a subsidiary of Mohawk Industries, manufactures and distributes high-quality ceramic, porcelain, glass, and metal tiles, along with natural stone tiles and slabs. Daltile’s Greenworks is a company-wide philosophy to design beautiful tile in ways that may also reduce environmental impact. Nature-friendly changes to our processes and products promote “responsible design” and may help contribute to LEED certification.


Dan Binford and Associates has provided commercial furniture solutions for 23 years. Serving retail, corporate and healthcare markets, Dan Binford & Associates also specializes in LEED projects with “green” fabrics, wallcoverings and furniture solutions. Dan Binford & Associates is your one stop source for Greenguard furniture. We are featuring Mayline green furniture solutions that can be cost conscious and fit into most budgets. Dan Binford & Associates is proud to offer Carnegie wallcoverings. Carnegie has many green options for your projects including Xortel. Carnegie: Xorel, Surface IQ and Kryton Green are all Cradle to Cradle wallcoverings. Krug: GreenGuard Certified for indoor air quality commerical and healthcare furniture. Mayline: SCS certified for indoor air quality commercial furniture.


Founded in 1968, Distributor Service, Inc. began as a distributor of decorative paneling serving The Commercial Cabinet, Furniture and Store Fixture Industries. DSI has grown to 7 locations, having a significant presence in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville and Nashville. Today the company distributes Certified Wood and DSI is certified for Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody. DSI stocks no added urea formaldehyde substrates, plywood, High Pressure Laminate and Thermally Fused Melamine Component Panels, plus recycled content solid surface, rapidly renewable Teragren bamboo panels, and low emitting Adhesive and Sealants.


Dovetail Solar & Wind provides professional design and installation of solar electric (PV), solar thermal, and wind generation systems for new and existing commercial, residential, farm and non-profit buildings. Established in 1995, Dovetail is one of Ohio’s oldest and largest installers with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Athens. We regularly work with owners, architects and developers to help achieve LEED points and provide project feasibility and financial payback analysis. We have also partnered with PPA providers to provide large solar systems for Schools, at no upfront cost to the school district.


The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer works in just 12 seconds – scraping water from hands like a windshield wiper. It’s the fastest hand dryer, powered by the unique Dyson digital motor. A HEPA filter cleans the air before blowing it onto hands, so it’s also hygienic. And it uses up to 80% less energy than warm air hand dryers.


Engineered Systems represents a wide variety of sustainable products that help lower a building’s energy consumption. Among our products eligible for LEED® credits are Duro-Last Roofing, Icynene Spray Foam Insulation, Accel-E Steel Thermal Efficient Panels and Trespa Interior and Exterior panels.


Fabcon, a registered member of the USGBC, is a precast industry leader in safety, service and innovation.  Fabcon introduced its VersaCore+Green™ wall panels in 2006, which contain up to 58% post consumer recycled content and notably lower U values.  Continuing their achievements in sustainable design, today Fabcon introduces their most recent innovations: VersaCore+Emerald™ wall panels, which contain up to 75% post consumer recycled content and even more superior thermal resistance; and Vast Brick Inlay panels, with cast-in thin brick made from up to 95% recycled materials.


Fashion Wallcoverings GREEN initiatives include natural and engineered wood from SR Wood, Cork Indulgence from Sterling Décor, Stone Veneers from TX-TR Lite. Recycled wallcoverings and fabrics, GREENGUARD Wallcoverings. Acoustical panel systems that contain recycled content but no formaldehyde.


The cornerstone of how we, at Forbo, create better environments is Marmoleum. A leading global brand in floor covering, Marmoleum epitomizes all that we strive for. Marmoleum has the lowest environmental footprint, carries the most independent, LCA-based environmental labels and certifications, offers a dynamic color palette, and provides a 100 year + track record of performance and durability.


Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of the State of Ohio organized along county boundaries and working with landowners and local governments to promote responsible land use decisions for the conservation, protection, and improvement of soil and water resources. We promote green infrastructure as a cost effective approach to storm water management that infiltrates, evapotranspirates, captures, and reuses rainwater to improve water quality, provide wildlife habitat, and encourage outdoor recreation.


Fritztile manufactures 3 “LEED GREEN” terrazzo tiles. Two tiles consist of 25% post consumer glass and the third is 70% post industrial waste. Additionally, Fritz has the only complete leveling system to smooth floors made to comply with “LEED SPEC” requirements made from (FLY ASH ). The terrazzo tiles install at less than 50% of actual terrazzo and the leveling products are less than Portland base products.


Geo Source One is an IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) Accredited Geothermal Services Contractor (GSC) for the installation of geothermal renewable energy systems and for the design and installation of closed loops for geothermal heat pumps. IGSHPA accreditation strengthens our commitment to “Total Geothermal System Service”. Geo Source One provides factory authorized geothermal installation and service for “WaterFurnace” Geothermal Systems. In addition, Geo Source One provides service for over 43 geothermal equipment brands found throughout the central Ohio residential and commercial areas.


Go Sustainable Energy is an energy-efficiency consulting firm located in Columbus. Our team of engineers provides unbiased, accurate information to our clients. We conduct energy audits, assist in utility rebate applications and provide commissioning, energy simulation and measurement and verification for LEED.


Since 1934, Hamilton Parker Company has been one of Central Ohio’s leading suppliers of quality residential and commercial building materials. HP supplies materials such as brick & stone, ceramic & porcelain tile, natural stone, fireplaces, garage doors and landscape materials. Visit our Award Winning Showroom and let our Sales Staff help you plan your next project.


We contribute to a better world by pursuing sustainability and environmental wisdom. Environmental advocacy is part of our heritage and a responsibility we gladly bear for future generations. Our commitment to corporate sustainability naturally includes minimizing the environmental impact of each of our products. Our Design for the Environment team (DfE) applies environmentally sensitive design standards to both new and existing Herman Miller products, utilizing the McDonough-Braungart Cradle-to-Cradle Protocol.


Insulated concrete forms are one of the fastest growing building technologies in the country. They provide a super energy efficient wall (up to an R-50 performance), the strength of steel reinforced concrete, and a faster build time that reduces construction costs. By incorporating recycled materials into the products, NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms can provide upto 26 LEED points for Green Build projects.


KLH Engineers is a design and engineering firm offering mechanical, electrical, plumbing, technology, lighting design, commissioning and energy solutions. Our firm is committed to sustainability, BIM software and Integrated Project Delivery – all providing lower operating costs to our clients. With over 80 highly-trained engineers and staff, KLH has re-invented project engineering by delivering accurate documents and meeting aggressive schedules. The result is a growing history of success for our clients. Licensed in all 50 states, our team is dedicated to helping architects and owners meet their goals. KLH is not only the obvious choice for engineering services, we are the smart choice.


Rising electric prices can have a profound effect on a company’s bottom line. Even more, the misuse of fossil fuels to generate the energy that businesses require every day furthers the disastrous effects on our ecosystem. Loeb Electric uses almost 100 years of business expertise to help companies take advantage of the latest energy-saving lighting products to positively impact the environment and save you money. From LEED projects to retrofitting older structures, we can help you benefit from AEP and government incentives, by providing you with the lighting products that will have an immediate and significant effect on your bottom line.


Metro CD Engineering is an engineering consulting firm based in Dublin, Ohio. Our mission statement is “Engineering a Greener Tomorrow…Today.” Our services include Electrical, HVAC & Plumbing engineering, Commissioning, Energy Modeling and LEED services. We are Ohio EDGE & MBE certified firm and a City of Columbus Asian Business Enterprise.


Oberfield’s Inc. manufactures concrete masonry units with post consumer recycled plastic and recycled glass bead. We also purchase 99% of our cement and aggregate products within 500 miles of Columbus. Oberfield’s will be showcasing new and innovative concrete masonry units, including ground-face units, manufactured with various recycled materials both pre-consumer and post-consumer.


Ohio Heating and Refrigeration/Trend Controls: Trend is a leading Building Management Systems manufacturer providing HVAC green solutions. Trend’s Global Experience is delivered locally by Ohio Heating, a full service HVAC contractor specializing in cost recovery to help it customer’s pay for energy improvements.


Parkfield Insulation uses NuWool cellulose insulation which is 85% recycled newspaper.  The advantages of NuWool cellulose insulation for the homeowner is the reduction of heating and cooling costs up to 40%. Now also offering spray foam insulation.


Pepper Construction, a leading contractor in the Midwest, is committed to Building a Sustainable Future® and providing leadership in sustainable construction. This commitment stems from our belief that sustainable buildings provide superior value for owners and occupants. That’s why we’ve supported the philosophy behind Green Building for years by consistently encouraging every project to implement environmentally-friendly programs, and why our people serve in leadership positions throughout the Green Building community.


We are committed to providing exceptional service to our clients. For more than 160 years, clients have trusted Porter Wright to help them reach their business objectives. Our clients expect responsive, top-quality legal work. We provide it promptly, attentively and cost-effectively. Porter Wright lawyers have taken leadership roles in national, state and local bar associations, judicial societies and professional organizations.


Rain Brothers, LLC is Ohio’s go-to company for all your rainwater harvesting needs. We specialize in rain barrels, above-ground large-scale rain tanks, underground concrete and poly cisterns (both new installs and cistern restoration), drainage, and sustainable irrigation. Rain Brothers, LLC offers retail sales of products, as well as contracted services for installation, and 95% of our product line is sourced from companies within 150 miles of Columbus!


RSFi is an office furniture re-manufacturer specializing in modular office furnishings. We re-manufacture office furnishings with the end product that is as new with more finish offerings than most new manufacturers at a 40% cost savings. Our processes not only save our clients money, but reduce the amount of furniture that is taken to landfills by many tons each year.


The way we design, make and use things right now has a quantifiable effect on everything. Design is measurable, data that demonstrates a commitment to the environment and cradle-to-cradle solutions. Sustainable materials such as EcoWorx® backing and Eco Solution Q® nylon allow us to create beautiful carpet that can be recycled into carpet again and again. Commitment to environmental solutions has garnered Shaw numerous awards, including the Presidential Green Chemistry Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Shaw Contract Group carpet can help you design and build environmentally intelligent spaces.


The Sierra Club’s mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect our natural environment. The Club supports clean energy solutions to global climate change, including solar, wind, geothermal and particularly energy efficiency and green building codes. Our educational outreach includes tabling with informational literature.


“Green”, Environmentally Friendly coating to be applied to a concrete masonry unit. This product releases no VOCs when applied and can be applied to any side of any size of CMU, in 1000s of colors, finishes, and textures. The entire process is done to a standard CMU and does not change the size of the unit for ease of installation. This is the future of decorative masonry products.


At Solar-Tex, Inc. we are committed to “Green.” We believe that environmental responsibility is a core component of practicing business responsibility. We are fortunate to offer energy-saving window films that help meet key guidelines in helping create sustainable facilities. Our products can help our customers gain LEED certification, an added benefit to the many other advantages our products provide.


StormTech is a manufacturer of polypropylene stormwater chambers per ASTM F 2418. Applications for StormTech include retention, detention, and infiltration of stormwater. StormTech can also be utilized in conjunction with Green Infrastructure practices, as well as contributing towards the Sustainable Sites portion of the LEED Green Building Rating System. The use of StormTech chambers can promote the “Slow it Down, Spread it Out, Soak it In” stormwater methodology.


Third Sun Solar and Wind Power is a full service design and installation firm offering solar power solutions for commercial, institutional and residential customers in Ohio and surrounding states. Our professional team includes degreed engineers, a LEED AP, and nationally certified solar installers making up Ohio’s most experienced installation team. Experience with LEED buildings and maximizing federal and state incentives.


Over 30 years ago Unilock® introduced the paving stone to North America and continues to lead the industry in product innovation and the development and education of contemporary design methodologies. Our regard for realizing the highest quality in all aspects of our business remains foremost in our plans for the future. Unilock® is committed to improving and beautifying the environment in which we live and to providing a level of service to our customers which is second to none.


The Waste Not Center accepts donations of no-longer-needed arts, crafts and office supplies and makes them available to teachers, artists and other non-profit organizations in Central Ohio. Each week the Center takes in and distributes to members about 2500 pounds of such supplies. The Center provides businesses and individuals with an alternative to disposal for items that would otherwise most likely end up in the landfill. The Waste Not Center, operated by volunteers, has approximately 1500 members, and for the last three years has doubled its membership each year. Based on estimates provided by members, the Center returns to productive use about $300,000 in value of items that would otherwise be disposed.


Watt Works offers energy efficient consulting services and product solutions to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal sectors and for LEED qualified projects. Specializing in revolutionary LED lighting, Watt Works thoroughly researches and tests the latest in this emerging technology to ensure we offer only the highest quality products available. Watt Works offers design consulting for renewable and advanced energy technologies (solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, building automation, SmartGrid and others) to end-users and to providers at all levels of building design, construction and support.


Recycled, environmentally preferable items, printing, custom molding and manufacturing from recycled materials. Custom-printed items for your environmental awareness program, including: Funnels/spouts/containers for used oil collection/pollution prevention, Awards / Recognition, Environmentally Preferable Printing, Event Management Supplies and Promotional Products.


Ohio’s Concrete Block manufacturer since 1926 specializing in Architectural Split Face, Unique Colors, Distinctive Textures, Tru-Brick, Oversized Grandeur Units. To support the LEED MR4.1 and MR4.2, Wellnitz has developed mix designs that exceed 25% recycled material by weight. These mix designs also qualify for LEED MR5.1 & MR5.2 by harvesting/manufacturing within 500 miles of the project: All this without any restrictions from the EPA on below or above ground use.Wellnitz looks forward to working with you from the ground up.


Williams Creek specializes in sustainable natural system design and consulting. Our core disciplines include regulatory consultation, watershed restoration, and sustainable sites design, along with turn-key natural resource construction management services.