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News of Interest

Building Performance Institute Building Analyst Certification

Tuition Assistance Available

If you are be interested in national certified residential energy efficiency training there is a short time offer of 90% tuition subsidy through KCTCS for those who qualify. The 40 hour course is being offered in multiple places around the state. If you pass the computer and field exams you will get a Building Performance Institute Building Analyst Certification. The typical tuition is $1450. The short term offer is $145. This training gives the professional the credentials to work as an evaluator in the Kentucky Home Performance program.

This program,, has big rebates or loans for existing single family homeowners to invest in their energy efficiency. If you have clients you are guiding through a renovation or addition, this could be a great resource. Not only is it possible to get $2,000 for a client, you can get an evaluation and a contractor list which will make efficiency, safety, and thermal comfort a priority.

(Information courtesy of Van Meter Pettit, AIA, Kentucky Housing Corporation)

Ken Greene Architecture Scholarship Foundation

The Ken Greene Architecture Scholarship Foundation has been established by Ken's family to provide scholarships for architecture students in the UK College of Design.  Those who wish to honor Ken's memory with a donation may send to:

Ken Greene Architecture Scholarship Foundation
c/o Proactive Advisors, LLC
444 E Main St, Suite 110
Lexington KY  40507

AIA KY Endowed Professorship Goal Reached!

Endowment Funded at $100,000

THANK YOU to the following contributors:

Colossus Partners $10,000+
AIA Kentucky
Roger and Barbara Teague/Columbia Precast LLC

Corinthian Partners - $5,000 to $9,999
Clyde Reynolds Carpenter, FAIA
CNA/Victor O. Schinnerer
GBBN Architects
Alan B. Sullivan, AIA

Ionic Partners - $3,000 to $4,999
H. Carleton Godsey, Jr., FAIA/Godsey Associates Architects
JRA Architects
Omni Architects
Ross-Tarrant Architects, Inc.

Doric Partners - $1,500 to $2,999
AIA East Kentucky Chapter
Architectural Group International
Builder’s Exchange of Louisville
Dana and Jim Cox
Norman Chrisman, Jr. AIA Emeritus
Franklin N. Gray, AIA/James N. Gray Foundation
Steven R. Kersey, AIA and Cheryl C. Kersey
H. Gibbs Reese, AIA

Tuscan Partners - $750 to $1,499
AIA Central Kentucky Chapter
AIA Northern Kentucky Chapter
Skip Alexander, AIA
Dennis E. Bopp, AIA
Cox Allen & Associates
Robert Ehmet Hayes and Associates
Thomas E. Lett, AIA
Lynn Imaging
Rowland Miller, AIA and Eleanor Miller
Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
David R. Proffitt, AIA
Kenneth R. Ricci, FAIA
Sheridan L. Sims, AIA
Steed Hammond Paul, Inc.

Composite Partners - $1 to $749
C. Michael Busick
R. Wayne Estopinal, AIA
Nolan and Nolan (Robert Nolan, AIA)
John P. Thorne, AIA
Joseph M. Turley, AIA & Maureen Peters

2013 Kentucky Building Code Now in Effect

At the Board of Housing Buildings and Construction (HBC) meeting on Aug. 15, 2013, General Counsel Michael Davis announced that the 2013 Kentucky Building Code was effective August 2, 2013. However, the date for mandatory compliance has been extended from October 1, 2013, to January 1, 2014. 

2014 AIA Scholarships Awarded

The 2014 AIA Kentucky Scholarship and AIA East Kentucky Chapter Scholarship (both supported by matching grant funds from AIA National) were presented to Aaron J. Fritsch. Aaron will be recognized during the UK College of Design Scholarship Luncheon this fall.

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