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Roscoe Klausing, President and CEO of Klausing Group, a professional grounds management and landscape construction firm serving Central Kentucky, invites Kentucky USGBC members and friends to tour Klausing's facility.
We invite you to then enjoy a Green Scene as we head into summer. (All are welcome to the Green Scene, even if not attending the Project Tour...but you won't want to miss this Project Tour!)
Earn 1 GBCI CE credit on the Project Tour. PE and PLA CE pending!
Stay for the Green Scene to network and connect with green building professionals and enthusiasts in a pleasant setting among native plants and sustainable features.
- 4:00 Tour of facility
- 5:00 CE Presentation by Dan Stevers
- 5:30 Green Scene begins
- 7:30 Green Scene ends
Roscoe Klausing has arranged to have a scissor-lift so registrants can view the vegetative roof!
Roscoe, Dan Stever, and the Project Tour leaders, Scott Southall and Jason Hale, are proud to feature in the Project Tour:
- A water quality unit
- A vegetative (green) roof
- A 16-ton rainwater harvesting system
- Rain gardens
- Permeable parking lots
- A registered Monarch butterfly weigh station
All of this is located at Klausing's Lexington facility, in the middle of a heavy industrial business park, only 1,000 feet from McConnell Springs, and a half mile from the Distillery District. It’s quite a sight to see.
Here's what's in store on the Project Tour:
Meet your Project Tour Leaders:
Dan Stever has been involved in the Green Industry since 2000 and has received two degrees in Horticulture. He received his B.S. from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo, CA in 2005 and earned his Masters of Science at the University of Florida in 2006. Dan is an award winning landscape designer, and has written a book on sustainable landscape design entitled Meet Me in the Garden.
Roscoe Klausing, LIC, is the founder and owner of Klausing Group. He has been involved in the Green Industry since 1992. He became Central Kentucky’s first Landscape Industry Certified Manager in 2000. He has served as a board member on the Central Kentucky Ornamental and Turf Association and as founder and chairperson of the Kentucky Landscape Industry Certified Technician Partnership. He currently serves on the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) Landscape Management Specialty Group and the Blackburn Correctional Facility’s Horticulture Advisory Board. In 2014 he was named to the elite status of Trailblazer by (PLANET).
Scott Southall, RLA, LEED AP BD+C, ASLA, AICP, serves as Vice-President of Sustainability and Marketing for CDP. He is a Registered Landscape Architect in Kentucky and Ohio, a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C with the USGBC and a Certified Planner with the American Planning Association. Scott has over 20 years of professional experience in planning, design and project management.
He has applied his sustainable design experience on urban, recreational and site design for institute and community facilities with an emphasis on education and public outreach pertaining to Green Infrastructure (GI), Low Impact Development (LID) and Sustainable Sites. In 2008, Scott, and Sandy Camargo of CDP, were jointly awarded the State of Kentucky Governor’s Award for Environmental Leadership. In 2009, Scott received an Environmental Commission Award from Lexington Fayette Urban County Government for his environmental outreach and sustainable design efforts in Lexington.
Scott graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. He is a member of the Advocacy Committee for Kentucky USGBC, and a member of Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Climate Action Plan Committee. Scott is also a member of American Society of Landscape Architects and American Planning Association.
The Green Scene, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is open to all, and free for potential Kentucky USGBC members who register for the Project Tour. ($5 donation at the door for potential members not registered for Project Tour.) We will have light hors d'oeuvres and beverages (cash bar) available.
It's informal. It's informational. It's fun.
Bring a colleague. Spread the word!
Thanks to West 6th Brewing for sponsoring the beer!
Appetizers and soft drinks will be available.
We will raffle several Kentucky USGBC t-shirts!
Klausing Group is committed to giving back. That's why they donate five percent of their profit to make their community greener. Since 2001 Klausing Group has donated tens of thousands of dollars worth of landscape services to keep Lexington green, trim and blooming.
"We believe by sharing our good fortune with others, we all profit."
When & Where
Kentucky U.S. Green Building Council
To improve the health and welfare of all Kentucky citizens through a sustainable and responsible built environment.
To educate and promote the design, construction, and operation of buildings and the built environment in Kentucky that are environmentally responsible places to live, work and learn.
- Develop an organization of excellence to solidify the Chapter’s capacity to impact market transformation within the Commonwealth of Kentucky to a sustainable built environment.
- Provide the education and forum for dialogue with all stakeholders including Kentucky’s underserved population to drive an overall increase in the market’s capacity for sustainable development and access to all.
- Advocate for public policy advancing the mission and vision of USGBC and educate policy leaders in the advantages of the LEED system as a standard for green building and neighborhood development.
- Encourage the use of Green Building Best Practices and additional tools and standards for certifying green buildings and neighborhood development.