USGBC Ohio to Celebrate LEED Silver Certification of the Michael B. Coleman Government Center

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Ohio Community is celebrating the LEED Silver certification of the Michael B. Coleman Government Center on Thursday, July 25, 2019 with a plaque ceremony celebration followed by a building tour.

Former Mayor Coleman, along with members of the project team including lead architects DesignGroup and Schooley Caldwell, Korda Engineering, landscape architects MKSK Studio and Messer Construction will be in attendance along with USGBC leadership and invited Columbus City officials.

The 195,000 square-foot, high-performing office building, which provides outdoor green space and features artwork from local artists, is part of Columbus’s Municipal Campus vision and brings together four City departments (Development, Building and Zoning, Public Services, and Public Utilities). The departments, previously housed in different buildings around Columbus, are now under one roof to create an efficient “one-stop shop” for residents and businesses to handle a multitude of functions such as regulatory, code and construction issues. The Center was designed to be energy efficient through passive solar design strategies and includes state-of-the-art HVAC distribution and temperature control, daylight harvesting and sunshade-controlled glazing and a green roof that empties rainwater into a garden onsite.

WHAT: Michael B. Coleman Government Center LEED Silver certification ceremony and building tour

WHEN: Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Registration and networking is from 4:30-5 p.m. The program will begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the building tour and networking reception.


Michael B. Coleman Government Center
111 Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215          


Former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman
Facilities Project Manager for the City of Columbus John Hanson
USGBC Vice President of Communications Marisa Long
USGBC Ohio Community President Seth Trance
Managing Principal and Project Designer, DesignGroup, Michael Bongiorno
City and project team leaders

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. USGBC Ohio advances USGBC’s mission through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state. To learn more, visit