Great Christmas Gifts

The Ten Greenest, Greatest Christmas Gifts: 1. Recycling set, 2. Graywater Sink, 3. Bicycle, 4. Raised Garden Bed, 5. Walking Shoes, 6. Honda Insight, 7. Nest Thermostat, 8. Big Ass Fan, 9. Pellet Stove Grill and 10. Glider Ride

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Great gifts covering all the bases: Food, Transportation, Energy, Water and Materials.

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Ten of the World’s Greenest Offices

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – 6:18pm, Green Biz Jonathan Bardelline Few offices take the grand steps to join the greenest of the green, whether anointed by LEED Platinum or the Living Building Challenge. These 10 soared beyond the low-hanging fruit to make major strides in efficiency, material use, recycling and more. 1. Skanska’s VКla GМrd office Some structures on on this list were …

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Environmental Democracy – Book Review: “Fusion Capitalism,” by Steve Melink

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Steve writes in his new book “Fusion Capitalism” that attending Greenbuild 2004 was a catalyst. He was moved to create clean energy by the world he was leaving his children. My own motivation comes from being an artist and designer. Steve spoke at a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design education event to support the U.S. Green Building Council at …

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Trends That Will Define Home Design in 2020s

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Kick off the decade in style with the latest technology and other elements you may be seeing a lot more of soon Inspired by this post in Houzz Houzz”https://www.houzz.com/magazine/34-trends-that-will-define-home-design-in-2020 Sustainable features and benefits will gain more popularity in the 2020s as more realistic and meaningful design guidelines. Timeless conservation that teaches new generations recycling values and caring for fellow species. …

The Future of Skyscrapers – Sustainable Building Trends

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Skyscraper construction and design have remained largely unchanged over the last century. Builders have stuck to old materials and techniques. Several aspects of construction are due for radical changes to increase efficiency and improve sustainability. Greener alternatives are also gaining traction. To learn more, checkout the infographic below created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Masters in Civil Engineering …

Frank Lloyd Wright Boulter House – Hanover College Presentation Update

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Frank Lloyd Wright unknowingly tapped into sustainable principals a century before ecology could even define what sustainability meant. Frank Lloyd Wright was born in 1867 and his vision of architecture was shaped by his rural Wisconsin upbringing and his ego. Louis Sullivan taught him to think for himself and abandon recreations of European styles. His response was to create a …

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When it comes to green design, Chuck Lohre takes the LEED

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There’s a good chance you might miss marketing communications agency Lohre & Associates’ Over-the-Rhine office the first time you pass it.

The rugged, three-story brick row house could easily be mistaken for another trendy rehabbed residence primed for Cincinnati urbanites.

What’s inside, though, is the environmental brainchild of the agency’s president, Chuck Lohre. It’s just one of the green building projects that meld his architectural background with a genuine fascination with sustainability.

What’s exceptional about Lohre’s office, however, is that he only spent around $9,500 on the overhaul – including the $3,000 LEED certification fee. The bulk of the project, he said, was eased simply by “knowing how LEED works and enjoying the process.”

2016 Green Home Tour Schedule

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The Green Living Member Circle of the regional U.S. Green Building Council plans a new series of “This is a Green Home” tours in 2016.  2016 Cincinnati Regional USGBC Chapter Membership will be required to attend the tours in 2016, Click Here to Join. Contact Chair Chuck Lohre to register for any of the tours, [email protected]Lohre.com, 513-260-9025. Attendance is limited to 20. There …