Emersion Design, LEED Platinum Interior Tour and American Financial Tower at Queen City Square, 42-Story, LEED Core & Shell (Registered) Presentation

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Emersion Design headquarters - Cincinnati, Ohio

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Emersion Design, LEED Platinum Interior Tour and American Financial Tower at Queen City Square, 42-Story, LEED Core & Shell (Registered) Presentation

Thursday June 11, 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Presentation is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Chuck Lohre 513-260-9025, chuck@lohre.com.

Emersion Design headquarters, Cincinnati’s first LEED CI Platinum, 1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 202, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45212. Learn more: http://www.emersiondesign.com

Cincinnati Regional Chapter site http://www.usgbc-cincinnati.org

Special features:

• Careful preplanning to assure achieving a Platinum Certification
• Modular material use to reduce waste
• Innovative glare control using ceiling tile material
• Near 100% construction waste recycling (only 12 lbs. of waste)
• How to use every dollar for more than one LEED Credit
• Design for portability, almost everything will be removed and taken with them when they expand into a new studio
• Without losing sight of the “cool factor,” the project was completed for $27 per square foot
• Although not a LEED Credit (yet) we may meet the worms in the coffee grounds compost pile

Special presentation by Rob Alpern with Eagle Realty about the GREAT AMERICAN TOWER AT QUEEN CITY SQUARE LEED CS strategy for the new 42-story project downtown at Sycamore and 4th Streets.

Other Scheduled LEED Project Tours to Benefit USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter Emerging Green Builders Design Competition

The Cincinnati chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (http://usgbc-cincinnati.org/) is hosting the 2009 Natural Talent Design Competition. The competition consists of teams of students and young professionals creating concepts for the redevelopment of an existing program integrating design, sustainability, innovation, and social consciousness–all of which are components of the LEED® Green Building Rating System™. This year’s design concepts will be based on the Drop Inn Center, a homeless shelter in Over The Rhine. Judging will be held at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College’s main campus on July 23rd from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The award ceremony will follow.

The USGBC Cincinnati chapter currently is soliciting sponsors for the design competition. A series of LEED project tours have been scheduled to promote sponsorships. Donations go directly to the student awards. Please join us for these informative tours and presentations promoting the competition. Tours are free and open to the public 5:30 to 6:30 pm. To RSVP, contact Chuck Lohre at chuck@lohre.com or (513) 260-9025. For general information about the 2009 Natural Talent Design Competition, contact mkady@cecinc.com, or visit http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=257.

June 15 – MONROE MECHANICAL, Green Source Center, LEED Registered, going for Gold, 19 East Eighth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

June 18 – CINCINNATI FIREHOUSE NO. 9, City of Cincinnati’s first LEED Project, LEED NC Certified, 4379 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, park at ballpark lot to the south, next to Chase Bank, which is next to the Firehouse.

(All tours are subject to change without notice.)

Renewable Energy Course At Cincinnati State Open to the Public Offered this Summer

Nine week class is an in-depth analysis of LEED NC 2.2 Energy and Atmosphere Credit 2. Members learn how to measure and prepare LEED documention to earn this credit for 2.5 to 17.5% annual renewable energy production. The class starts with a review of all energy related LEED credits. The class is held in the Renewable Energy classroom 144 at Cincinnati State, which is also computer equipped. The course text is online at www.Homepower.com. The second class is a passive solar analysis of the Frank Lloyd Wright Boulter House in nearby Clifton. Subsequent classes tour and work in the computer lab for solar thermal (EarthConnections tour), solar PV, wind (tour at Cincinnati Park Board headquarters), low impact hydro electric, bio-gas (tour at Cincinnati Zoo, LEED Silver), geo-thermal (tour of Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, LEED Platinum) and the last class is a tour of Melink Corporation’s headquarter’s, LEED Gold, which exemplifies a combined renewable energy strategy. Class members will take away a complete reference source for energy efficiency, renewable energy selection and application. Class dates will be announced once 8 members are registered. Please contact Ralph Wells ralph.wells@cincinnatistate.edu for class fees and to register.

LEED AP+ V3 2009, NC, CI and LEED Green Associate Exam Course Information

Six to 12 person – Exam Course Class Still Open – Class will start once a minimum of six members register. Course includes in-depth study of the Reference Guides, Credit Interpretation Ruling case study exercises, LEED On-Line, USGBC.org website, GBCI.org website and sample questions from Colorado Chapter Study Guide test. The class includes a case study of Ohio’s first LEED Platinum project – the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center in Harrison, OH. Many of the tours include GBCI Final Review analysis for the project.

Individual Tutoring – Three day course that includes tours of all Cincinnati LEED projects open to the public on the first day. The second day will be at the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center where we will review all of their LEED documentation. The final day will be at the student’s home, office or other site selection where we will prepare basic LEED documentation and strategy for that location.

These courses will use all three Reference Guides for v3 2009, NC 2.2 and CI 2.0. The class will also prepare you to take the two-hour, LEED Green Associate test. The v3 2009 Reference Guide is much improved over the NC and CI Reference Guides and includes related credit information as well as better LEED process and track selection. Class members will be eligible to join Lohre’s LEED project team to meet the new LEED AP+ requirements. Call for class fees.

Best Regards,
Chuck Lohre, LEED AP (U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) I volunteer as a Board Member and the PR/Media Chair for the Cincinnati Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council but my tours and classes aren’t officially part of the Chapter’s activities. I feel the best way to promote LEED in the region is by tours of these significant buildings and it also allows me to give back to the community in thanks for the professional work we do for clients marketing sustainable products and services.
Green Cincinnati Education AdvocacyLohre & Associates, Inc., Marketing Communications
2330 Victory Parkway, Suite 701, Cincinnati, OH 45206
877-608-1736, 513-961-1174, Cell 513-260-9025
Fax 513-961-1192, Email chuck@lohre.com