Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Green Building Consulting, the area’s most renowned source for green building energy modeling, testing, certifications, and knowledge, has established Green Building University (GBU). GBU will offer educational sessions on all aspects of green building. Led by Barb Yankie, and co-hosted by some of the fields most respected names, GBU plans on delivering education to the regions builders, developers, architects, designers, engineers, consultants, contractors, and anyone else in need of a greater understanding of green building practices, strategies, implementation and implications.

To accomplish these goals, Green Building Consulting has expanded their corporate offices in downtown Cincinnati to house the new Green Building University Training & Showcase Center. The Center, housed in an 1898 Italianate historic building, has been upgraded to showcase some of the green building industry’s best practices and products. These installations serve as inspiration to the many participants of GBU’s educational sessions for solutions to many of today’s green building challenges.

(Residential, Commercial, Schools, Government, etc.)


LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, National Green Building Standard, Passive House, Challenge Home, ENERGY STAR, Indoor AirPlus, Water Sense and others


Most green building programs address site, energy, water, materials, and indoor environmental quality. Green Building Consulting has expertise in all of these areas, and is skilled at assembling a design team, or assisting an existing design team in using a cohesive approach to creating high performance buildings. Green Building Consulting can perform the required testing and verification to certify your structure. Whether an individual home owner, developer, property manager, architect, or builder, we can help you with the certification for a number of “green” programs.



Our team of accredited professionals can provide the following technical services:


  • Training and consulting on environmentally-responsible building design and construction

  • Design reviews and in-field training and diagnostics

  • Process guidance and administration, which includes scheduling, task management, documentation, and submittal preparation

  • Environmental materials research and recommendations

  • Development of specifications to support the process

  • Equipment and life-cycle analysis and costing

  • Energy performance modeling and building optimization

  • Lighting, day lighting, renewable energy and passive solar consultations

  • Project-specific educational presentations for the project team or client