Ohio’s Green Building Controversy



Time was when green building meant a moss-colored house. These days, every state wants more energy efficient structures. Ohio is a leader in green-built schools, but the Ohio senate just passed a measure to ban the current energy efficiency standards, in favor of others. This hour we’ll find out the reasons for the proposal, and who’s opposed.


  • Joe Uecker, Ohio State Senator
  • Eric Thompson,  architect at NBBJ
  • Nadja Turek, Director of Sustainable Design at Woolpert, Inc.

Join The Conversation

  • Mike Cannon

    The objective of LEED is to drive ever more sustainable designs, but the
    reality is faster degradation due to cheaper materials and labor saving
    pre-fabricated items demanded by owners. How can LEED stay relevant if
    structures are only built for the limited longevity of 5 to 10 years? Alternatively,
    there has been limited efforts to find solutions to re-certify LEED buildings
    and/or address the vast amount of structures in the inventory built before LEED;
    bringing them to a level of sustainability. Conservation is the key to winning
    the sustainability race, not recycling a 10 year old structure. This begins
    with performance monitoring and archival. Analytic Structural Imaging archives
    structures for performance. Please see http://www.AVInfrared.com for more.

  • http://ohoisierraclub.org Samantha Allen

    have you looked at LEED v4?

  • Renate Jakupca

    The Science Behind Environmental Urban Design is the “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts”.
    The the practical study on
    the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment
    through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable
    global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms!