Tours and Events
Greening The Heartland, City of Cincinnati LEED Presentation in Chicago
Monday, September 9th 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Code: GM12, Learn more and register.
Since 2006, Cincinnati’s LEED tax abatement program has resulted in the rehabilitation or construction of 164 LEED-certified buildings, including three Platinum, 23 Gold, and 77 Silver certifications. Last December, the City Council passed an ordinance that retains the 15-year property tax abatement for homes, but also enacts a tiered system designed to encourage higher levels of LEED certification. Panelists will delineate the new system, under which those developing residential and commercial projects to LEED standards will receive larger tax incentives, making Cincinnati’s program one of the most aggressive in the nation. Commercial projects will receive a 12-year, 100% property tax abatement for LEED Silver, Gold, or Platinum certifications.
Presenters: Chuck Lohre, Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy; Michael Cervey, Laura Quinlivan, City of Cincinnati, City Council
Wanted Green Home Building Partners – Would you like to be on the LEED Innovation in Design Integrated Project Team for the Frank Lloyd Wright Boulter House? We need architecture or residential building designers; mechanical or energy engineering; building science or performance testing; green building or sustainable designers; and civil engineering, landscape architecture, habitat restoration or landscape use planning. This will be a very challenging project but one that will set a standard for similar project preservation goals. Contact Green Cincinnati.
Green-Cincinnati.com Directory Tour – Vote for your favorite Green Building to be on the tour schedule - Directory of over 250 Green Building projects in the Tri-State. We’re planning a series of tours over the next few months and would like you to take a survey, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KR68TCM, to rank the projects you would like to see. The directory includes LEED, EnergyStar, Permaculture, Green Roof, renewable energy as well as recycling centers and Carbon Offset sites. We’ll let you know the results soon. The series of tours will kick off with a visit to IKEA in West Chester. They recently installed solar panels on their roof and have one of the most advanced building control systems in the region.
LEED GA Intern and Study Program-We can help you study for the Green Associate exam in exchange for working on our LEED projects. You’ll get hands on experience with many of the credits and personal tutoring. There’s no better way to study for any of the LEED AP exams than to work on an actual project. The program can also be used for internship requirements. Includes GreenExamPrep.com study aids and testing fees. Study aids include: 700 Practice Test Questions available online with unlimited use for 90 days, 239 page LEED Green Associate Study Guide (PDF format), and 8 hour LEED Green Associate audio book (MP3 format). The materials and testing fees are a $315 value. Contact us for more details and open schedules.
De-Regulation Makes Green Energy Cheaper Than Your Rates - Green-e Commercial Electricity at 10-35% lower de-regulated cost than your current provider. Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy has partnered with Perry Leitner, regional representative for Glacial Energy, to offer commercial electrical generation accounts certified Green-e renewable energy at costs lower than your current provider. We think you will find our services for aggregating electrical consumption a 10-35% cost savings in overhead. We can accomplish this while still maintaining separation of your individual property billings organized and best of all no annual contracts or fees. Just provide us with a copy of your Duke Energy bill and we’ll calculate your savings. Everyone should take advantage of deregulated electricity for their home or business.
Green Building Design, Art & Architecture - Schickel Design – City Home Cincinnati Town Residences and Commercial Space. A new/historic neighborhood is re-emerging. Pleasant Street is being transformed. Come See! Seven new townhouses in the City Home Cincinnati Phase 2 project are under construction. In the photo you see the new townhouses being built on the right. The Phase 1 Townhouses are on the left, already occupied. Schickel Design is the Architect for the project. Co-developers are OTRCH and Eber Development, the project is funded by 3CDC and the City of Cincinnati. Three of the seven are sold. For sales information call Holly Redmond at 513-479-0413 or Stacey Rickert at 513-515-2615 or log onto www.gatewayquarter.com.
LEED Project Documentation - Learn how you can make your project Green from the guys that did it for $12 per square foot.
Why Build Green? - You May Not Pay Taxes for up to 15 Years! – Take the two-question survey and learn more.
Please contact us with any questions or for more information - on Green Marketing, LEED AP services, Assoc. Builders and Contractors, Inc. Sustainability Awareness Training, renewable energy, custom courses, presentations, and residential or commercial LEED design.
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