Tool Day 2007

Fri, Jul 13 - Fri, Jul 13
Cleveland Environmental Center (CEC)

Cleveland Environmental Center (CEC)
3500 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Environmental Center

Cleveland Tool Day at Cleveland Environmental Center (CEC) explored Ohio's first  green adaptive reuse designed by Doty & Miller Architects & Planners. The building features a plethora of green strategies including a green roof, photovoltaics, and daylighting. The history and sustainable design features of the former bank building are highlighted in the CEC Virtual Tour. Floor plans and elevations are also available on line.

This all-day workshop provided a setting in which participants learned to use handheld instruments, conducted a building performance case study through structured methodology, provided hypothesis and investigation strategy formulation, allowed behind-the-scenes building investigations, and culminated in team presentations of study results to the workshop participants. Participants gained understanding of objective and subjective procedures for performing post-occupancy evaluations of buildings. 

CEC is located at 3500 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113,
(216) 961-8850. The CEC is an easy 5-minute walk from the W. 25th St. rapid transit station on the Redline. 

Participants were encouraged to bring laptop computers, digital cameras, and lunch money. AIA/CES credits are available.

Cost: $75 ($85 after June1) Register through ASES.
Equipment (tools): provided
Date: 13 July 2007
Time: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm 
Transportation to site: provide your own
Lunch: no- host working lunches 

Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) members, university students and educators, and professional architects and engineers are encouraged to participate. 

          Co-Sponsored by: Agents of Change project, American Solar Energy Society, CEC Cleveland, and Society of Building Science Educators.



Investigation teams were pre-selected by the Tool Day organizers. Each team formed a hypothesis in the morning and spent the afternoon trying to prove or disprove it. Each team was facilitated by professionals and educators trained through the Agents of Change project. Each team's presentation is hyper-linked below.

Team 1 Green: 

Beth Lewis*, Florida A&M University
Nick Rajkovich*, Pacific Energy Center
David Bitter, Architect, Atlanta, GA 
Karen Chase, Oregon Dept. of Energy 
Tim Lenahan, Ohio Dept. of Development 
Paul Rezek, Middle Bass, OH 
Darryl Thayer, Minneapolis, MN 
Bob Tinker, Kelly-Tinker Architects

Team 2 Mustard: 

Peter Marks*, Kent State University
Sue Roaf*, ASU & Open University
Tom Hopkins, Extech Instruments 
Bill Howie, Fairway, KS 
Mario Monesterio, Best Power Int'l, MN
Eric Gempler Southeast Solar 
Ed Shank, Comfort Systems USA 

* facilitators


Melanie Kintner Knowles, CEC Executive Director


Walter Grondzik, Ball State University
Bruce Haglund, University of Idaho
Nick Rajkovich, Pacific Energy Center 

8 AIA/CES credits available for AIA members


PDF icon Team Green Presentation212.11 KB
PDF icon Team Mustard Presentation360.11 KB