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Dovetail Solar and Wind Achieves LEED Certification

Dovetail Solar and Wind’s office in Madisonville has earned LEED Certification. Dovetail Solar and Wind worked with Chuck Lohre as the LEED AP, Kevin Kluender of Drawing Department Architects, Michelle Andersen of Flourish Landscape Design, Bayer Becker Civil Engineers and KLH Electrical, HVAC & Lighting Engineers to renovate the former grocery store and apartments into office space. Other contributors included: Mike Deming, general contractor; Ryan’s All-Glass, windows, Robert Jones Plumbing; Acanthus Group for interior woodwork; Molloy Roofing; Heine Masonry; Westside Renovators for painting; and HVAC installation, Jonle.

Banning LEED in Ohio sound like a bad idea? Fight SCR 25 with us!

Ohio is #1 in the U.S. in green school construction thanks to state policy for new public school buildings to earn minimum LEED silver certification. A small but well-funded faction of vinyl, plastic, chemical, and other carbon-intensive industries argue that the latest evolution of LEED, called “v4,” puts them at a competitive disadvantage.

LEED 2009: A quantum leap in inclusiveness

The new handbook is bigger, better organized and chock full of real-life case study examples complemented with many new, easy-to-comprehend illustrations. In fact, it’s now all inclusive. For example, many of the questions concerning earlier Credit Interpretations Requests have been integrated into the handbook. And the new system recognizes built environment professions such as engineers […]