Cincinnati Zoo Harold Schott Education Center, LEED Silver, Corner Erkenbrecher Ave. and Dury Ave., Cin., OH 45220, (Zoo address 3400 Vine St, Cin., OH 45220), get parking code from Chuck – The Center is at the corner of Erkenbrecher Ave. and Dury Ave, 45220.
April 21, 2011 Earth Day at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden with Blooms & Tunes – See a collection of Cincinnati’s finest and most respected music veterans playing together in the Zoo’s beautiful gardens, for FREE! Why tip-toe through the tulips when you can rock the garden? (Admission is free after 5pm. Parking is $8.00) Learn more http://www.cincinnatizoo.org/events/tunesblooms.htm
March 21, 2011 – Cincinnati Zoo, the first large scale integrated parking lot solar electric installation in our region. You would have to go to Las Vegas to see another at the Springs Preserve. We’ll meet at the Harold C. Schott Education Center entrance at 5:30 p.m., then go visit the Go Green Garden at the LEED Platinum Entrance Village and then go check out the new parking lot solar panels. The tour will be over at 6:30. There is no charge for the tour. The focus of the conversation will be the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design point checklists and will help you prepare for the USGBC Green Associate test. A donation is made to the Zoo education department by Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy for our admission to the Zoo. RSVP at Facebook events http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180228382024095#!/event.php?eid=202103243141876.
We started making a list of all the most important LEED subjects and guess what? They are all at the Zoo. Enjoy:
Zoo Entrance project area
Zoo Schott Center & Entrance light concrete
Zoo Entrance pavers
Zoo Entrance pervious concrete
Zoo Schott Center raingardens
Zoo Go Green Garden plants
Zoo Entrance waterless urinals
Zoo Entrance solar PV
Zoo Entrance solar thermal
Zoo Schott Center agrifiber, lineoleum
Zoo entrance decision to use metal structural elements
Zoo Schott Center finishes
Zoo Schott Center operable windows
Zoo Schott Center clerestory windows
The new Go Green Garden demonstrates rain gardens and native plantings. Many of the buildings in the new planned Platinum LEED Entrance are completed. Check out the new solar PV array as well as the solar thermal hot water heaters for the rest rooms at the entrance. Continuing on the great experience of the LEED Silver Education Center the new entrance is going for LEED Platinum.
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Directions to Harold C. Schott Education Center at Dury and Erkenbrecker, 3400 Vine St., 45220. Review the Education Center and then head over to the new Entrance. LEED Final Reviews and Checklists will be available for those that contact Green Cincinnati 513-260-9025.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is setting the lead in Green Zoos. One of their new parking lots has pervious concrete. Zoo site.