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Wright Residence Green Home LEED Feature Tour February 21, 2015

SITE This Mt. Airy / Northside home has achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification and received the City of Cincinnati’s CRA Tax Abatement which is an enhancement incentive for pursuing LEED certification. They should save about $40,000 over the additional five year period of the tax […]

Gaitan Green Marketing Home Tour LEED Success

9:30 Arrive and set up coffee and sweets, pot and a half high powered from Coffee Emporium and a pot of decaf from Stitwell’s. King Cake, Schenken and Tea Ring from Grater’s. 9:45 Greet guests, 20 in all arrived as well as Marc Hueber from builder John Heuber Homes and Dave Horton the U.S. Green […]

Gaitan Residence Green Marketing LEED Feature Tour

SITE The Gaitan Residence is a perfect example of the advantages of optimizing site location. It is within walking distance of at least 28 community services such as restaurants, churches, child care, senior centers, health care, grocery stores and banks. With it’s placement on Cincinnati’s new street car line it has public transportation options close to […]

2015 Green Home Tour Schedule

The Green Living Member Circle of the regional U.S. Green Building Council is producing a series of “This is a Green Home” tours for 2015. They start in January, take off for the summer and continue in the Fall of 2015.
Here are the homes scheduled for the tours. Contact Chair Chuck Lohre to register for any of the tours,, 513-260-9025. Attendance is limited to 20. There is no charge for the tours just your help in promoting them is asked.

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

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

Where to start with a Green Home?

Presentation made to the Miami Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club retreat Feb. 8, 2014. The presentation is an overview of the most recent update of the LEED for Home standards. You will learn from the presentation how to design a sustainable landscape, reduce your water use, improve energy and comfort of your home or office, use regional, reused, recyclable and renewable materials and improve the indoor air quality of your home or office. The tour is planned for the Spring of 2014, contact for details.