SSOE Architect Speaks on First Gold LEED Certified Central Utility Plant in United States

Louise Schlatter, RA, of SSOE will be presenting on the SSOE designed first Gold LEED certified central utility plant in the United States at this event sponsored by Green Energy Ohio (see press release below). Ms. Schlatter has developed many of SSOE’s green design standards and has been a leader in the movement to integrate these concepts into industrial facilities that traditionally do not seek out LEED certification.

March 15, 2007 COLUMBUS
Clean energy and green power options for business and commercial power users will be discussed during a day-long workshop, “Sustainable Energy for Today’s Business,” on Thursday, March 22 at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle in Maumee. Registration is $35 before Monday, March 19, and includes lunch and a one-year membership in Green Energy Ohio. After Monday registration is $45.

Experts and current Ohio case studies on commercial wind, solar electric and thermal systems, and biomass will be featured, along with a review of regional sustainable energy efforts, green building and financing for renewable energy projects. Companies providing renewable energy consulting and system installation, sustainable design and energy efficiency will display products and services.

“From wind turbines powering farm equipment in western Ohio to solar panels generating power on the governor’s residence, green energy is up and running in Ohio,” says Bill Spratley, Green Energy Ohio Executive Director. “Clean energy is here and working now to help offset rising utility costs and to create potential jobs and new industry that could secure Ohio’s economic future.”

Featured speaker, Mark Shanahan, Energy Advisor to Governor Ted Strickland, will discuss sustainable energy and economic development opportunities for the state.

The workshop is co-hosted by Green Energy Ohio, University of Toledo, and Regional Growth Partnership. To view the workshop agenda and register online, visit


About Green Energy Ohio (GEO)
Headquartered in Columbus, GEO is a statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. GEO promotes renewable energy by acting as a clearinghouse to inform Ohioans about sustainable energy. GEO serves as the Ohio chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, host of the SOLAR 2007 National Conference in Cleveland, July 7-12, 2007.

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Kellie Fiorello
Green Energy Ohio
(614) 985-6131


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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