66 business, public agencies nominated for Green Business Awards

There is no lack of sustainable-minded companies in Cincinnati, and dozens have been nominated for Cincinnati's first-ever Green Business Awards.

The Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber,  and U.S. Green Building Council Cincinnati Regional Chapter are sponsoring the award, highlighting the "people, companies, and organizations that are demonstrating leadership in sustainable practices at a variety of facilities and projects."

Among nominated businesses is Blue Ash-based DotLoop.com, which launched its namesake real estate software late last year. DotLoop.com, aimed at Realtors, helps them process contracts online. The fast growing company is forecasting 2010 revenues of $2 million - $5 million.

"We were honored to be nominated for the Cincinnati Green Business Award. As a company that is in existence to promote efficiency and other green initiatives, it is exciting to be part of a community that shares in these goals," said G. Austin Allison, DotLoop's Chief Executive Officer.

GreenSource Cincinnati, created by long-established company Monroe Mechanical, an industrial and commercial HVAC company, also was nominated. GreenSource Cincinnati is a new technology and resource center for green builders in the Midwest.

"We're honored to be considered a leader in the green movement in Cincinnati. To be nominated for the Green Business award is an exciting opportunity for Monroe Mechanical, Inc. to reach more people with the message of sustainability and energy savings through GreenSource Cincinnati," Monroe Mechanical COO Will Housh said.

Another nominee is Building Value, a non-profit salvage and workforce development organization. In addition to its deconstruction work, Building Value houses a retail center in Northside, a wood working area and warehouse space. Since its beginnings, Building Value has kept more than 5,000 tons of building materials out of the city’s landfills.

"It's always an honor to be listed among companies that place environmental stewardship as one of their top priorities. Building Value employees take pride in our efforts to preserve the local environment and are grateful for this chance to tell our story," said Jerry Janszen, Building Value Director.

The Green Business Award Reception is March 16 at the Xavier University's Cintas Center. Tickets are $50 and will be sold through March 9th. Find more information and a full list of nominees here

Writer: Feoshia Henderson
Sources: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Monroe Mechanical, DotLoop.com, Building Value