Green Expo 2010 – Agenda

8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center


Thanks to all our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and participants! This year’s Expo was a great success!

Continuing Education Credits at the Expo! AIA and GBCI (LEED) continuing education credits were offered for the Expo sessions.

CGBF is an approved continuing education provider for the American Institute of Architects.

Several sessions at the Expo are registered to receive AIA HSW/ SD Learning units and GBCI (LEED) credits:

Selecting Green Building Materials: Tools and Strategies You Can Use. 2 GBCI CE Hours; 2 AIA HSW SD Learning units; PDH (Engineers)
Grid neutrality in schools. 1 GBCI CE Hour; 1 AIA HSW SD Learning Unit; PDH (Engineers)
Commissioning for Green & LEED projects. 2 GBCI CE Hours; 2 AIA HSW SD Learning Units; PDH (Engineers)
Legal Perspectives on Green Construction. 1 GBCI CE Hour; 1 AIA HSW Learning Unit; PDH (Engineers)
Green Financing – Renewable Energy. 1 GBCI CE Hour; 1 AIA Learning Unit
Green legislative Update for Ohio. 1 GBCI CE Hour

Who won the door prizes at the Expo?

First prize: Free Weekend rental of the SMART car: Phil Oder

Second Prize: $50 Staples gift card: Kathy Caswell

Third prize: $25 Bed bath & Beyond gift card: Gary Cogley

Green Building Expo and Get Green Business opening events
8:30 am – 8:50 am Green Team Update
8:50 am – 9:20 am Mayor Coleman’s Welcome and GreenSpot “SpotLight” Awards
Get Green Business Conference Schedule
9:20 am – 10:40 am Green Memo II – Overview “Effect on Local Businesses”
Green Columbus Fund, Green Switch Program, Utility Assistance, Green Incubators, Two wheel kitErin Miller, City of Columbus’ Environmental Steward; Columbis Gas; TechColumbus; Consider Biking
10:40 am – 11:00 am Achieving your environmental and sustainability goals
How EPA partnerships and Columbus GreenSpot can help your organization’s sustainability goalsGreg Cunningham, Limited Brands
11:00 am – 11:25 am Greenwashing Risks and Risk Management
Legal issues behind Greenwashing claims and how to navigate the marketplace demandsDavid Scott, Luper, Neidenthal & Logan
11:25 am – 11:45 am Carbon Free by 2050 – Can We Do It?
Session will explore the energy challenges set by Gore, Hansen, Congress and othersJohn Seryak, Go Sustainable Energy
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady’s Closing Remarks
EXPO ONE – One Hour Sessions
9:30 am – 10:30 am Grid neutrality in schools
Session will outline steps for placing the foundation of Grid Neutrality in building design (click for details)Larry Schoff, PE
10:45 am – 11:45 am Legal Perspectives on Green Construction
Information on the do’s and dont’s of legal aspects of Green design and construction practices (click for details)Stephen Del Percio, Esq., LEED AP
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Green Legislative Update for Ohio
Discussion on HB 7 & 251 for improved energy efficiency of State funded buildingsRepresentative Marian Harris & (Former Rep) Jim McGregor
2:15 pm- 3:15 pm Green Financing – Renewable Energy
Discussion about key tools and Ohio’s revolutionary new Solar Special Improvement District (SID) (click for details)Toby Rittner, President & CEO, CDFA; Price Finley, Argus Growth Consultants
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Green Initiatives in Central Ohio
Panel Discussion about key green initiatives that cities within Central Ohio are pursuingPaul Freedman, Columbus; Colleen Gilger, Dublin; Kathryn Meyer, New Albany; Justin Milam, Upper Arlington
EXPO TWO – Two Hour Sessions
9:30 am – 11:30 am Selecting Green Building Materials: Tools and Strategies You Can Use
The session provides information on the green building products selection process (click for details)Ross G. Spiegel, FAIA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP BD+C
2:15 pm – 4:30 pm Commissioning for Green & LEED Projects
The session will walk through new and existing building commissioning process (click for details)Ron Wilkinson, PE, LEED AP, co-author for LEED for Commissioning Guide
Lunchtime Program
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm GBCI’s LEED Credential Maintenance ProgramRoss G. Spiegel, FAIA, FCSI, Chair of GBCI’s Credential Maintenance program
Green Product Tradeshow
11:00 am – 3 pm Free and open to the PublicExhibitor info
Event Sponsors