Neyer Properties is seeing green after opening the first building of its $100 million Keystone Parke office campus in Evanston. The project, which took 10 years of planning and land acquisition, is one of 30 Cincinnati buildings registered for certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Registration is the first step in the LEED stamp of approval for sustainable and socially responsible design. Neyer Properties this year vowed to build only LEED-certified office developments in the future.

Most of the 30 buildings currently registered are schools or government buildings. Only seven have achieved a LEED certification, and just two of those are commercial buildings: Melink Corp. headquarters in Milford and Landmark Property’s renovation of the American Laundry building in Norwood.

Keystone’s green attributes include high-efficiency windows, a drip irrigation system, low-flow water fixtures, and motion-detector lighting that adjusts based on natural light and usage. The interior flooring is bamboo, a rapidly renewable material. Neyer says more than 30 percent of building materials were manufactured in this region, and 30 percent of the building is made from recycled materials.

Neyer estimates that energy usage at Keystone Parke will be 25 percent less than offices built by standard building practices.

At 68,000 square feet, the completed Keystone building is the first of four that will total 460,000 square feet on Dana Avenue. It is 30 percent leased, with commitments for about 60 percent, Neyer says. The first tenants are Neyer Properties and Hyde Parke Medical Associates. Construction will begin in early 2009 on Keystone Parke’s second building, which will house the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

AddisonMckee, which has a manufacturing center in Lebanon, won a Progressive Manufacturing 50 Award from Managing Automation magazine. The award recognizes a company’s use of information and automation technologies. AddisonMckee manufactures and supplies tube bending and end-forming technologies for the automotive, aviation and shipbuilding industries.

Fidelity Investments has expanded its campus in Covington, adding a new 360,000-square-foot office building and 17,000-square-foot addition to its main center there. Since the expansion began in 2005, Fidelity has added more than 1,000 jobs, bringing the total to 4,600.

Parts for the Toyota Highlander SUV will be made in Fairfield whenTakumi Stamping Inc. is finished building its new 120,000-square-foot, $3.6 million facility on Seward Road, just north of its present building. Takumi says the expansion will add 25 employees to its current 300.

Chris Kemper is the new public relations director of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Formerly vice president of corporate communications at National City Corp., Kemper is now responsible for providing leadership and strategy for all the chamber’s public relations activities. He has held positions with Provident Bank, HSR Business to Business and Dan Pinger Public Relations, now the Powers Agency. Kemper replacesRaymond “Buz” Buse III.

FirstGroup America tripled its office space by moving its North American headquarters to 600 Vine St. from the Centennial Building downtown. The bus company said it would expand its Cincinnati headquarters after it bought Laidlaw International, based in Naperville, Ill., for $3.4 billion in 2007. FirstGroup is a U.S. subsidiary of FirstGroup plc. of Aberdeen, Scotland, the largest bus and rail operator in the United Kingdom.

Cincinnati law firm Reisenfeld & Associates is moving to new offices being built at Red Bank Village on Red Bank Road. Founded almost 50 years ago by Sylvan Reisenfeld, the firm tripled in size over the past three years, including the recent purchase of Sojourners Title agency. The new office should be completed by the end of the year.

After winning a $315,000 state grant for telecommunications and data equipment,Sencorp is consolidating several of its local offices into a new 100,000-square-foot, $19 million headquarters in the 100-acre Ivy Pointe development on I-275 in Union Township. The company, which makes fasteners, is moving 164 employees and adding 15 jobs with the project.

Mason-basedSpear, which produces pressure-sensitive labels for the beverage industry, purchased the printing and packaging unit of Anheuser-Busch. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Spear has been a supplier for years to Anheuser, which produces 28 billion labels annually — worth $70 million in sales in 2007. Spear’s other clients include Coca-Cola, Heineken and Diageo.

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