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2015 Green Home Tour Schedule

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The Green Living Member Circle of the regional U.S. Green Building Council produces a series of “This is a Green Home” tours for 2015. Contact Chair Chuck Lohre to register for any of the tours, Chuck@Lohre.com, 513-260-9025. Attendance is limited to 20. The public attendance to the tours is filled, but it you join the local Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council you can attend.

The tours are sponsored by The Sustainable partnership of Cincinnati, a group of businesses offering sustainable products and services to create sustainable homes and offices. Learn More.

Boulter Residence TOUR FULLY BOOKED

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May 16, 2015, 10 to Noon, (Yeah, Last Day For Frost!) – A Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, the Boulter House in Clifton, may never reach LEED Certification but learns a lot by trying. This is your host Chuck Lohre’s residence and the inspiration for founding Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy.

Sun Sugar Farms 

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September 12, 2015, 10 to Noon, Linda Fritz’s Verona, Kentucky home and farm, Sun Sugar Farms (https://www.cresbicrate.com/index.php), supplies edamame and other vegetables to local restaurants

Fischer Residence TOUR FULLY BOOKED

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October 3, 2015, 10 to Noon, Energy efficient and 20-26 panel PV solar electric system Fischer Residence in Milford

Brad Cooper Tiny Home TOUR FULLY BOOKED

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November 14, 2015, 10 am till noon, Bradley Cooper’s Tiny Home Project “Start Small” in OTR.

The article announcing Brad Cooper’s grant http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/11/30/haile-fellows/19721863/
Brad’s documentation http://green-cincinnati.com/bradley-coopers-start-small-tiny-home-project-in-otr/.
Illustrated is a similar concept for a tiny home for the Trainer’s in San Francisco http://trainertinyhouse.com/2013/08/30/land-for-our-tiny-house/.
Ross Beck, Operations Manager, Tumbleweed Tiny House Company provided the following links: www.tumbleweedhouses.comhttp://www.tinyhousemap.com/http://tinyhouselistings.com/


Past Tours:

Imago For The Earth TOUR FULLY BOOKED

April 25, 2015, 9 to 11 am, Imago for the Earth Community, http://www.imagoearth.org, in Price Hill. Imago is a grassroots, environmental education organization. For over 30 years Imago has been modeling and educating about living in concert with the natural world, both animate and inanimate, human and non.

April 25, 2015, 9 to 11 am, Imago for the Earth Community, http://www.imagoearth.org, in Price Hill. Imago is a grassroots, environmental education organization. For over 30 years Imago has been modeling and educating about living in concert with the natural world, both animate and inanimate, human and non.

Nutter Residence

March, 2015 tentative, the nutter home is the most energy efficient home we have ever visited. Their first year energy cost were about $200! The home also has the only rainwater toilet flush system we have seen.

March 21, 2015, 10 am to Noon, the Nutter Residence is the most energy efficient home we have ever visited. Their first year energy cost was about $200! The home also has the only rainwater toilet flush system we have seen.

Wright Residence

This highly energy efficient home by Architect Edward Wright was suggested by Heather Kinsman. We're looking forward to learning more.

February 21, 2015, 10 am to Noon, this highly energy efficient home (and pretty modern) by Architect Edward Wright was suggested by Heather Kinsman. We’re looking forward to learning more from the Wrights. Click on the image.

Gaitan Residence

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January 17, 2015, 10 am till noon – Paul Gaitan’s Over-The-Rhine home has applied for the City of Cincinnati U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design tax abatement. They should save about $40,000 over the five year period of the tax savings, easily paying for the approximate $6,000 in higher performance materials, systems and LEED fees.


2016 Tour Schedule


Here’s a list of other possible homes we’ll tour in future years. Let us know if you would like more information on any of them.

  • Potential LEED Platinum owner architect home designed to be smaller and still have room for a growing family
  • US Professor owner architect LEED Platinum home with a modern style
  • Hyde Park owner architect home that illustrates that a two story rectangular modular shape will save on building materials and reduce construction waste. It also illustrates the improved air circulation in the home with returns in every zone.
  • Mt. Washington LEED Gold home that proves in some cases it is better to tear down and start over on the same lot. It keeps great people in the city and they get a tax abatement. The new home is twice the space but only needs 30% more energy.
  • East Walnut Hills LEED Gold renovation of a previously condemned home. The owner salvaged things from Habitat for Humanity and Building Value.
  • OTR renovation which is next to a Greater Cincinnati Civic Garden Center garden. A block from Washington Park, the canines in the family get to use the dog park every day! The City Home Cincinnati project architect is Marta Schickel Dorff of Schickel Design.
  • Great Traditions LEED Gold home in Montgomery. The first in the region.
  • The first LEED condo renovation in Cincinnati, sold out in two weeks!
  • Historical home in Mt. Auburn which goes to show the greenest home is an existing home. They will share with us the result of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance energy assessment.
  • Triple pane glass glass used in the Zimmer’s contemporary renovation. Snow doesn’t melt when it’s blown up against a triple pane glass filled with a heavy gas which inhibits convection between the panels!
  • A recycling fanatic’s home which demonstrates that you can recycle everything in a modern home. The resources are there, we’ll learn where they hide
  • LEED Gold modular home built by Covington’s Center for Great Neighborhoods. As one of the least expensive LEED homes in the region, it shows that LEED doesn’t have to cost a lot or be hard to build.
  • Permaculture garden home that demonstrates a layered ecosystem for garden design and water management
  • Passive Haus in Lebanon, OH.
  • Price Hill geothermal and solar electric home.
  • Mid-Century Modern home renovated to LEED Certification
  • LEED apartments in the Belmain on Main St above Park+Vine
  •  Mt. Auburn Passive Haus renovation
  • Gaslight Clifton residence with solar electric panels, geo-thermal, added insulation and automatic zoned HVAC duct control.

Please contact us if you know of a home that would be a good example. We’re looking for homes all around Greater Cincinnati and to demonstrate the major aspects of sustainability that every family can achieve.

Subscribe to our newsletter at the link above in the masthead to be invited to the tours or contact Chuck Lohre, 513-260-9025, chuck@lohre.com.

 

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    Hi Paul, You just missed your chance. The tour is filled up. I’ll get in touch if any spots open up a week before the tour. Please let me know if there others you want to attend. They are filling up fast.

  2. I missed the FLW home tours this year. I would be interested in seeing them if you decide to put them on another green home tour.

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    Hi Tom, I’ll put you on the newsletter list. We had the home on the tour next year but took it off in favor of the Rauh House. Hope you can make some of the other Green Home Tours.

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