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USGBC Green Living Member Circle Green Home Tours

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For 2015 the Green Living Member Circle is producing nine Green Home Tours. The tours are listed below or check the events calendar. Contact Chair Chuck Lohre to join, receive newsletter or register for any of the tours, Chuck@Lohre.com, 513-260-9025. Chapter members get preference for the tours and can bring a friend. Attendance is limited to 20, the address will be provided after you register. There is no charge for the tours just your help in promoting them is asked.

The 2015 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.

Kinsman Residence Tour Nov 8, 2014 – 10 am to Noon

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Kinsman Residence Tour
10 am to Noon

Come join us to experience one of the most futuristic homes in the Tri-State. It doesn’t have a boiler! Heat is supplied by solar hot water panels on the roof; along with natural venitlation it proves that you may not need the power company. Learn more about the home. Attendance is limited to 20. We’ll have a great swag bag and a raffle! Register with Chuck Lohre at 513-260-9025 or chuck@lohre.com.

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Here’s How to Speak Green for Green Building Planning and Construction

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With apologies to a certain songwriter, it’s easy to be Green if you want to market to sustainably leaning homeowners. You just need to speak their language. In our example, we’re going to focus on the couple that would like to build a sustainable home. They are in their 50s and are in no rush to build. They’re not motivated exclusively by price and current style preferences for stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

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Press Conference Dec.11 – City to Incentivize Higher Levels of ‘Green’ Building

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The City of Cincinnati leads the region with the most energy-efficient buildings. With the most generous tax abatement in the country for LEED Certification, the City encourages residents and commercial developers to build ‘green.’ To incentivize people to invest in the most energy-efficient building they can afford, Councilmember Laure Quinlivan sponsored changes to the city program’s structure.

Cool Homes: Urban ‘green’ house

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by Shauna Steigerwald
ssteigerwald@enquirer.com
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=AB&Dato=20121119&Kategori=ENT09&Lopenr=311190063&Ref=PH
Heather and James Kinsman were looking to relocate from the San Francisco Bay area to Heather’s hometown of Cincinnati, with Northside topping their list of desired neighborhoods. When they found a rare three-acre lot for sale there, they jumped at the chance to build their own “green” home, inspired by similar homes they’d toured in California.

It wasn’t easy. Heather, who now works in grants at the University of Cincinnati, and James, who’s studying to take the bar exam in February, spent years researching energy-efficient building techniques and finding the right professionals to help them implement their plans.

Completed last December, the 2,500-square-foot, LEED Silver certified home they share with daughter Shilo, 4, has already been featured on the 2012 Ohio Solar Tour and the 2012 Northside House Tour.