Going Green, Building Green


Presentation Summary:
This will be a two part presentation. The first part will address the current state of sustainable energy in the Northeast Ohio region and its future. The speaker, Holly Harlan, is the founder and Executive Director for Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S). E4S is a business network in the Greater Cleveland area oriented towards sustainability with the goal of encouraging economic development and startup businesses. The organization is growing, with 5800 members in 2008. Companies associated with the group include Bio-Diesel Cleveland, Sustainable Solutions and a green building consultant firm. Non-profit organizations associated with the group include Eco-City Cleveland (which has merged into the Cleveland Museum of Natural History as the Green City Blue Lake Institute), Green Energy Ohio, and the Cleveland Green Building Coalition.


The second part will discuss specifically what companies can do now to “build green” and how this will impact their profitability. His presentation will address the reasons, features and standards for “sustainable” design. One of their many projects was the design of Ben Venue’s Cleveland facility earning a USGBC Silver LEED Certification. The speaker, Bill Doty is one of the Principals of Doty and Miller an A&E firm which specializes in the design and implementation of “green” and LEED Certification projects. Location:

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