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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, Chuck@Lohre.com, 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 chuck@lohre.com.

You Can’t Save What You Don’t Measure

If your thermostat isn’t programmed, you could be wasting around $173 a year. But many of us don’t program our thermostats – they’re just too complicated.

Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy is a NEST Partner, not so much to sell thermostats but to stay on the cutting edge of in home and office energy measurement and responsive programming. LEED Version 4 makes a major effort to award credits to energy measurement and monitoring. Will the NEST take on this role, we’ll see. A simple clip on the wires going to your fuse box could communicate with NEST.

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.

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 chuck@lohre.com for details.

The Heartbreak of Green Building Consulting for LEED

After you start reading the USGBC review, your heart sinks because the sustainable sites prerequisites wasn’t met. . . . But we’re confident, that’s part of the challenge and the fun. We have achieved LEED Platinum on our first two projects and we’re only trying for Gold on this one. And we get the problem children. Projects that are so screwed up and abandoned. Way over budget. We only do it because the owners are well intentioned and they are wonderful projects.

A Step-by-Step Guide for Finding a Green Building Consultant

Having dealt with building owners who want to fly their green flag, they are likely the only team member who can personally enjoy and share the sustainable level of concept, design, construction, operation and employee comfort a green building exemplifies. The (resulting) building is their inspiration and their story. Someone can ask for a LEED Platinum or other certification, but if they don’t understand the intent of sustainability, the project will not perform.

Cool homes: LEED Platinum candidate in Clifton

University of Cincinnati architecture professor John Hancock’s passive solar design includes south-facing windows in the living and gallery rooms, center, and the master bedroom and lower-level professor’s studio, right. By Brent Coleman | bcoleman@enquirer.com. Photos by Cara Owsley/The Enquirer. He and his artist wife, Marcia Alscher, believe their modern Clifton home will earn LEED platinum certification, the highest in the energy and environmental design program.

These buildings come in many shapes and sizes – but all green

Published Jan 3, 2014 CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER By Nikki Kingery, Projects Editor- Cincinnati Business Courier   Our greenest buildings list includes several large projects for major institutions, such as the Longworth Wing of the Cincinnati Art Museum. But LEED certification doesn’t have to mean big bucks. In fact, the cost of the No. 1 project […]

greensource Cincinnati LEED® Platinum Presentation Aug 21

July 8, 2013, Cincinnati, OH – greensource Cincinnati announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Platinum established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

In 2008, company president Ez Housh had the idea to purchase an old building in downtown Cincinnati, renovate it to LEED Platinum standards for energy-efficiency, and give people a place where they could go to see “green” technology in action. Thus greensource Cincinnati was born. What began as an idea to use the first floor of the building as a “showroom” quickly blossomed into a robust technology showcase on all 4 floors. Manufacturers and technology partners heard about the concept and the most viable renewable technologies were hand-selected for space in the building.