Green Homes Summit Press Release

ChuckLohreU.S. Green Building Council Cincinnati Chapter, USGBC Cincinnati Leave a Comment

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Contacts: Suzanne Schindler
Publicity Coordinator Green Homes Summit Steering Committee
[email protected],
cell (513) 314-2449,

Sanyog Rathod
[email protected]
cell (513) 939-8400

August 8, 2012
For immediate release
Two-day conference will highlight Washington Park & green residential buildings
A local Green Homes Summit is hoping to convince participants to go “Not So Big” when it meets in Cincinnati Sept. 14-15.
The third annual, two-day conference on green residential building strategies will feature keynote speaker, architect and author Sarah Susanka, who will discuss her “Not So Big” design theory as it applies to existing housing stock, urban revitalization and historic preservation.
Through lectures, showhouses and her best-selling “Not So Big” book series, Susanka promotes quality over quantity for the design of our homes, communities, and day-to-day lives.
Susanka has appeared on television shows such as “Oprah,” “Good Morning America,” “This Old House,” and the HGTV network. She has also spoken before the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Association of Homebuilders, the American Institute of Architects, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Homeowners, architects, builders, developers, realtors, policy-makers, and anyone interested in green residential building strategies will benefit from this year’s Green Homes Summit produced by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) – Cincinnati Regional Chapter, AIA Cincinnati (a chapter of the American Institute of Architects), and the Over-the-Rhine Foundation. The Summit will also include seminars, a trade show, awards dinner, and a green homes tour, all centered on the newly-reopened Washington Park in the revitalized, historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
The Summit is open to the public, and registration is required. Participants may register in advance or at the door. Cost ranges from $30 to $110 (higher after September 3). Continuing education credits are available.
Information and registration is available at the USGBC web site:
What: Green Homes Summit 2012, a two-day conference featuring a trade show, seminars, awards dinner, homes tour, and keynote speech by Sarah Susanka, architect and author of the Not So Big House series
When: September 14-15, 2012
Where: Seminars and trade show at the Emanuel Community Center, 1308 Race Street
Keynote and awards dinner at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street
Green Homes Tour includes Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, and The Banks
Who: The event is open to the public. Registration is now open at
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Why: Homeowners, architects, builders, developers, realtors, policy-makers, and anyone interested in green residential building strategies will benefit from attending.
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Available for interviews:
 Sarah Susanka, keynote speaker (phone interviews only). Please contact Marie St. Hilaire at Susanka Studios at 919-841-0124 or [email protected].
 Sanyog Rathod, Green Homes Summit Steering Committee Chair. Please contact Suzanne Schindler at [email protected] or call 513.314.2449.
About Sarah Susanka:
The USGBC-Cincinnati Regional Chapter’s vision is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health, vitality, and prosperity of all life within a generation. The mission of the Cincinnati Regional Chapter is to transform the way buildings and communities are planned, designed, built, and operated enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous built and natural environment that improves the quality of life.
AIA is the professional organization of Registered Architects who work to create, improve and sustain the communities where we live, work and play. We do this through high-quality design, which identifies and communicates your dreams for better homes, parks, offices, schools, museums and other private as well as public buildings. AIA Architects are the voice of the profession, who strive for excellence while looking to the future.
The Over-the-Rhine Foundation has been working to improve this historically significant neighborhood since 1992. We believe that Over-the-Rhine is more than simply a community worth preserving. It is the heart of Cincinnati and the key to a better future, not only for OTR – but for the region as well.

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