Event report and photography by Communications Committee member Tom Hailey of Bristol Group.
The Kentucky USGBC hosted a membership breakfast in Lexington on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012.
Just as in 2011, we convened at 7:30 am at the Village Host Pizza and Grill on Old Vine Street.
A full breakfast, great coffee and green oriented conversation started the day off right for about twenty six current and prospective members. Enthusiasm for our common objectives was reinforced by the committee reports. Much has been accomplished and even more high impact activities are being planned. Gary Hisel with Gray Construction reported on the education committee, Brett Ruffing with the KRMCA reported on the membership committee, Chris Tyler with Thermal Equipment Sales reported on the advocacy committee, Chris Head, Chapter Acting Executive Director, reported on the communications committee.
Cliff Ashburner of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP presented a State of the Chapter address as the Chapter Board Chairman. He also reported on the Green Schools Initiative and showed us The Map, which at a glance shows the current status of counties in Kentucky regarding their Energy Star, LEED or LEED-Energy Star ratings for schools. Cliff inspired us to get involved with the initiative to fill up The Map with green.
Chris Tyler delivered a well organized and graphically rich PowerPoint presentation about what goes into the design and construction of a green school building. He emphasized that this initiative includes bringing existing structures and new construction up to green status.
Emily Ashburn of Paladin, Inc. staffed the registration table, welcoming each member and providing guests with information about membership.
Chris Head kept the program moving along and we finished right on time at 9:00 AM. This left plenty of time for those not in a rush to enjoy more biscuits and gravy!