Meet the 2023 Award Winners
Green Energy Ohio will be honoring four outstanding members of the Ohio Clean Energy Community
at the
Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception
on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 6:00-8:30 PM
The Hub at the Arcade
31 South Main St.
Dayton, Ohio

Join us in congratulating winners in the Nonprofit and
Academic categories!

And get your tickets now to congratulate them in person!
The Ohio Conservative Energy Forum (OHCEF) is a movement of Conservatives who recognize clean energy as a solution to sustaining energy dominance, keeping our economy growing, and providing power to build and sustain the American way of life. OHCEF melds the traditional conservative principles of free markets, property rights, and energy security with a faith-based belief in protecting the natural world and utilizing God-given resources, which can strengthen both our economy and our national security while providing unmatched opportunities for Ohio-led innovation and job creation.

OHCEF has conducted statewide surveys demonstrating that a clear majority of Ohio conservatives support renewable energy. Whereas some in the policy arena try to impose an ideological divide on energy issues, OHCEF offers evidence to the contrary. By working closely with other clean energy proponents across the ideological spectrum, they ensure that multiple voices with unique perspectives are heard. Green Energy Ohio has testified alongside OHCEF at Ohio Power Siting Board public hearings, expressing many of the same values, including lower costs for consumers, workforce development and job creation, and economic growth.

Their partner, the Ohio Land and Liberty Coalition, is a state-based group focused on local grassroots and grasstops outreach to work with people who support utility-scale renewable energy developments. The coalition consists of farmers, landowners, and key stakeholders who are concerned about protecting their private property rights, developing their communities, and being good stewards of the land. To date, the coalition has helped support 1250 MW of solar installation in Ohio.

OHCEF is an affiliate of the Conservative Energy Network, a national network focused on promoting clean energy innovation rooted in conservative values with a presence in two dozen states.
Miami University is a national leader among Higher Education Institutions for facility efficiency improvements. Since embarking on its first Utility Master Plan in 2008, the University has achieved an estimated $95 million in utility savings and has reduced the Oxford campus’ carbon emissions by 57 percent per gross square foot. Miami has moved away from its legacy district steam system to simultaneous heating and cooling, low-temp HHW, and geothermal exchange. Miami currently operates four district production facilities which supply most energy needs of the University’s 185 buildings, 46 of which are residence halls. Miami’s first geothermal project, Stoddard and Elliot Halls, are a testament to Miami’s unique path to efficiency. Built in 1825 and 1836, respectively, these historic buildings are some of the nation’s oldest residence halls still in use. Miami’s HVAC improvements are further supported by an internal mandate to reduce energy consumption by 20% during all major renovations. Miami has certified 27 LEED Silver and 5 LEED Gold buildings during this process. Read more about Miami’s utility and energy and success.

Electric vehicle owners can now charge their EVs on campus with the recent installation of seven Level 2 dual port charging stations, funded by a $105,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). In September 2020, Miami joined with other colleges and universities to sign the Presidents Climate Leadership Commitment to carbon neutrality and resilience.

In addition to improvements in infrastructure, Miami has combined their commitment to sustainability with their educational mission. The multi-disciplinary Institute the Environment and Sustainability is dedicated to educating students as professionals and global citizens and to providing leadership in areas of research and outreach that address environmental problems and promote a more sustainable society. Led by Dr. Jonathan Levy, who also serves as Co-Chair of the university-wide Climate Action Task, the Institute offers four undergraduate co-majors and a professional master's degree.
Thank you to our hosts at the University of Dayton and to our generous sponsors!