Leonardo Academy's President to Speak at the 2009 Chesapeake Green Building Expo, March 24-26, Sponsored by USGBC's Maryland Chapter

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Leonardo Academy has announced that Michael Arny, President, will speak at the 2009 Chesapeake Green Building Expo, held March 24-26, in Elkridge, Maryland.

Michael Arny, President of Leonardo Academy, will present "LEED for Existing Buildings - A Case Study: Clinton Library" on Wednesday, March 25, from 3-4 PM at the 2009 Chesapeake Green Building Expo in Elkridge, Maryland. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council's Maryland Chapter, and will include over 70 booths and tables, two days of seminars and demonstrations, and a food court featuring "green" catering. Leonardo Academy will also have a booth at the event.

Featured as the "Father of LEED-EB," Michael Arny will also present a LEED-EB pre-expo workshop "Getting Started with LEED-EB: Challenges and Opportunities." LEED-EB (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings) provides a framework for achieving continuous operational improvements in all existing commercial and institutional buildings.

To register for the Chesapeake Green Building Expo, visit: http://chesapeakegreen.eventbrite.com/

LEONARDO ACADEMY-- Leonardo Academy (http://www.leonardoacademy.org) is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability. Leonardo Academy is a Think and Do Tank that develops new approaches, methods and metrics for sustainability and helps companies and organizations, buildings, events, families and individuals implement sustainability. Leonardo Academy provides sustainability assessments and strategies. Leonardo Academy develops emissions footprints and reduction and offset strategies. Leonardo Academy's Cleaner and Greener® Program certifies emission reduction and offset achievement. Leonardo Academy supports implementation and certification under the LEED rating system. Leonardo Academy managed the LEED-EB pilot program for the USGBC from 2002-2004 and conducted all LEED-EB certification reviews for the USGBC from January 2002 through September 2006. Michael Arny, president of Leonardo Academy was the chair of the LEED-EB committee from 2001-2005.

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