Robert Siebenaller Presents to the Construction Financial Management Association and the Associated General Contractors on Sustainable Building Practices

TOLEDO, OH, February 18, 2008 – Robert (Bob) Siebenaller, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP of SSOE, Inc., will make a presentation, LEEDing by Building, regarding sustainable building strategies to the Construction Financial Management Association and to the Associated General Contractors on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Brandywine Country Club, Maumee, OH. He will be providing a general overview and introduction of the sustainable rating guide LEED(TM) (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for New Construction, which has been developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The presentation will focus on providing sustainable product examples that can be incorporated into facilities.

Bob has led SSOE’s operations into the world of green design and LEED certifications. He has designed numerous LEED certified projects, as well as others that incorporate sustainable design attributes. He was also selected to review proposals for the U.S.G.B.C. 2008 GreenBuild Conference. Notable projects include the Community Hospitals of Williams County in Bryan, Ohio; Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center North Tower Expansion, Mt. Clemens, Michigan; Savage Hall, the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio; and the Children’s Medical Center of Northwest Ohio including Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Nourishment Center; Rooftop Playground and Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic in Toledo, Ohio.

Bob specializes in healthcare, education and early childhood design and has been with SSOE for 15 years, with a total of 24 years of experience and is a registered architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA Ohio Committee on the Environment, a National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) certificate holder and obtained LEED accreditation in 2004.

Over the years, Bob has given many presentations on design and sustainability including: Sustainability Primer – LEED for MEP Applications, ASHRAE Toledo Chapter, 2005; Turning Green, AIA Georgia Conference, 2002; Natural Collaborations, International Interior Design Association Toledo, Ohio/Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2002; So Many Colors in the Rainbow, Ruby Slippers, and Blueprints, all at the Michigan AEYC, 2001. Bob has also presented internationally on Sensory Integration in Early Childhood Environments in Edinburgh, Scotland at the 32nd Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference, 2001. In addition, Bob has been a frequent guest lecturer at Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

The event will be held at Brandywine Country Club in Toledo, OH beginning at 5:15 PM with a social hour, followed by the dinner meeting at 6 PM. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Michael Hanf, 419.872.5900.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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