ULI Cincinnati: Improving Lives Today and Unlocking the Potential for a Brighter Tomorrow: A Deep Dive Into the Local Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act


2023-03-10T07:30:00 - 2023-03-10T09:30:00

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    ACI Training Center 3 Kovach DR Cincinnati, OH 45215-1000 UNITED STATES
    Join AIA Cincinnati, Allied Construction Industries and ULI Cincinnati on March 10 to learn about the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on community infrastructure as well as new capital projects.


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    All Types $15.00 $25.00
    Members of AIA and ACI require a promo code to register with the member rate via the ULI website.  Those working for a ULI annual sponsor with eligible credits may email [email protected] to register without a fee.

    Presented by the AIA Cincinnati, Allied Construction Industries and ULI Cincinnati

    When the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law in the fall of 2022, it was noted that the impact would be today and for many years to comeThe legislation is the “largest investment in climate and energy in American history”, according to the EPA. The intent of the law is to improve prosperity and progress for families, and to make a historic commitment to build a new clean energy economy and improve infrastructure resiliency.  The IRA provides funding streams for both taxable and non-taxable entities, offering new avenues for non-profit organizations to finance renewable energy projects and achieve net zero or carbon reduction goals. This act will deliver results through a combination of grants, loans, rebates, incentives, and other investments to support a whole-of-government economic plan.  How does building a clean energy economy impact our community in 2023 and beyond? What role can you play in driving this change? How can you help your organization stay on top of the initiatives and incentives surrounding the IRA as new funding announcements and program details continue to become available? 

    Americans everywhere deserve safe drinking water, secure and efficient energy sources, and reliable bridges and roads that are resilient against today’s cyber threats, extreme weather, and changing energy infrastructure. This bill provides the funding necessary to improve lives today and unlock our potential for a brighter tomorrow. Join us to learn about the impact of IRA on community infrastructure as well as new capital projects.


    7:30-8:00 AM Check-in and continental breakfast
    8:00-9:25 AM Program
    9:25-9:30 AM Wrap up


    ACI Training Center | 3 Kovach Drive, Cincinnati 45215
    There is plenty of surface lot parking in adjacent lots to the ACI Training Center


    $15 for members of AIA Cincinnati | Allied Construction Industries and ULI Cincinnati
    $25 for non-members

    Before you register on the ULI site, request a promo code from AIA Cincinnati or ACI to secure the member rate.
    There is a strict room capacity limit of 120. Registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis and then a wait list will be started.
    The registration fee includes a continental breakfast.


    Thank you to Champlin Architecture and Energy Systems Group for sponsoring this event.



    Melissa Lutz

    Champlin Architecture

    As the leader of all marketing, communications, and public relations at Champlin Architecture, Melissa is responsible for the brand and image of the firm. Melissa manages and develops targeted business development and marketing strategies with each market team to create unique opportunities for the firm. Using her skills as a Community Liaison, she also serves as a team member on various public projects. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Melissa is also an active and current member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. Melissa was one of the Researchers and Authors for the SMPS Foundation’s recently-published book, A/E/C Business Development – The Decade Ahead. Melissa’s community and professional involvement also includes: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Diverse by Design; Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) of Greater Cincinnati, Past President; Leadership Northern Kentucky, Class of 2000; Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Initiative Connect Team Member. She is also a member of the Advancement Committee of the Children’s Home of Cincinnati, and volunteers for the Carnegie Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky, and performs in the “Suits that Rock” charity event each year, which benefits the Carnegie’s children’s education programs.


    Ryan Baker

    Project Developer, Energy Systems Group

    Ryan is an experienced senior project manager with a demonstrated history of working in the oil and energy industry, He has a strong program and project management background and is skilled in budgeting, HVAC, project estimation facility management and team building. Ryan has been with ESG for nearly 15 years with an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Southern Indiana. ESG strives to leave things better than they found them. Their innovative energy and infrastructure solutions focus on measurable technical, financial and operational results. ESG workers towards exceptional ideas and delivery in pursuit of better ways.


    David Deal

    Heapy Engineering

    David serves as Columbus Office Leader for HEAPY, a nationally recognized engineering, commissioning, and construction firm headquartered in Ohio. He is passionate about helping people and organizations improve project outcomes, while creating a sustainable future for the planet and future generations. David focuses on developing projects to meet the needs of today while preparing for tomorrow, including custom energy solutions, distributed energy technologies, energy efficiency, commissioning, retro-commissioning, and high-performance green building projects. David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Kenyon College, and his master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University.


    Jeremy Fauber

    Senior Mechanical Engineer, HEAPY

    With 19 years of innovative and sustainable design experience, Jeremy serves as the Manager of Engineering and Digital Strategy at HEAPY. His past work includes corporate, healthcare, education, and mission critical facilities with budgets over $250 million. He is passionate about helping deliver projects that balance first cost and lifecycle cost, as well as resiliency and energy usage. Jeremy has been a leader in the HVAC industry serving on multiple ASHRAE standards committees as chair for Standard 170: Ventilation of Health Care Facilities, and voting member for Standard 189.3: Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable High-Performance Health Care Facilities. He is past president of the ASHRAE Dayton Chapter. Jeremy is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified GeoExchange Designer, and USGBC LEED Accredited Professional. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton.


    Kiersten Gaudet

    Tax Senior Manager, RSM US LLP

    Kiersten is a senior manager in tax services at RSM US LLP, where she provides tax consultation services primarily in the middle market sector. She has practiced public accounting for more than 25 years, beginning her career in federal tax compliance and practicing almost 20 years in state and local tax, specializing in sales and use tax. In her current role, she provides tax consulting services for the federal credits, incentives and methods practice, focusing on the research and development credit, employee retention tax credit, and energy incentives. Kiersten earned her Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Cincinnati. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs.