Cincinnati Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council Awards Larry Falkin Green Person of the Year Award
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded Larry Falkin, Director of the City of Cincinnati Office of Environmental Quality, the Green Person of the Year Award.
Larry Falkin has been central to the impact Cincinnati has had locally, regionally, and nationally. Cincinnati enjoys the distinction of being the leading city in Ohio with the Cincinnati Sustainability Plan, having the most LEED registered and certified buildings, and having the most extensive development plan organized around providing incentives for developers to build green using the maximum allowed property tax rebates. All of these efforts are central to attracting and recruiting young professional talent to Cincinnati and provide a higher quality of life for all citizens.
What sets Larry and his OEQ team apart is the ability to not only achieve environmental return on investment, but also financial. In the two years of the existence of OEQ, the City of Cincinnati has received over $20 million in grants, saved over $800 thousand annually in energy costs, and over $1 million in recycling costs.
The Cincinnati Region is fortunate to have an extraordinary array of individuals committed to sustainable principles. The USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter’s Green Person of the Year Award is our highest honor and is bestowed upon the person that has the most transformative effect on our community.
About U.S. Green Building Council – Cincinnati Regional Chapter
The United States Green Building Council-Cincinnati Regional Chapter’s vision is that all buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health, prosperity and vitality of all life within a generation. The Chapter’s Mission is to transform the way regional buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous built and natural environment that improves the quality of life. Learn more about USGBC-Cincinnati at: http://usgbc-cincinnati.org.
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- Category: Press Releases, U.S. Green Building Council - Cincinnati Regional Chapter
- Date: March 18, 2010
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