Smart Foam Insulation Demonstration real-time at the Frank Lloyd Wright Boulter House Nov. 18, 2011

ChuckLohreFLW Boulter House LEED Project

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What: Smart Foam Insulation Installation Demonstration – in real time on an existing home. Download Word press release.

Why: To improve the insulation value of the single block north, east and west walls of the home. The insulation will take the R 1 single width block wall to R 11. The insulation is one of the first steps in making the 55 year old home LEED Certified. Recently it was registered for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification process. The goal will be LEED Platinum.

When: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 starting at 9 a.m. The project should take until 3 p.m. You’re welcome to stop by anytime. There is no charge for the event but please RSVP by emailing Chuck Lohre or by calling 513-260-9025, if you would like to stop by.

Where: The Boulter House, 1 Rawson Woods Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45220. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1956.

Who: Perry Leitner with Blue Chip Energy Services will be performing the Smart Foam Insulation installation. Blue Chip is an Ohio Certified Solar installer and will soon be qualified to perform energy audits for the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.

How: The Smart Foam Insulation process injects a non-expanding foam into the lower wall cavity and fills the voids between the concrete block. Blue Chip Energy Services will use a thermal imaging camera to trace the 100 degree foam’s progress filling the cavity. Perfect for enclosed cavity applications such as stud walls and cathedral ceilings and the retrofit of concrete block walls. Click here for a video about the complete range of Blue Chip Energy Services.

Learn more about Smart Foam Insulation: Core Foam Insulation brochure illustrates the residential, schools, churches, large shopping mall, grocery and big box store applications Blue Chip Energy Services will be doing here in the region for new construction. Smart Foam is used for retrofit residential applications. Core Foam is used for new construction. For a fast and competitive quote contact Perry Leitner at Blue Chip Energy Services, Inc., 10939A Reed Hartman Hwy., Cincinnati, OH 45242, 513-351-9463, [email protected].

Learn more about the Boulter House thermal images: Download the full report Infrared Photos Indicate Sealing Needed – The Boulter House – Frank Lloyd Wright Architect on the Boulter House by Barb Yankie, President, Green Building Consulting / Homes +, Office: 513-272-2005, [email protected]

RSVP: Please send RSVP email to Chuck Lohre or call 513-260-9025.

Would you like to be on the LEED Innovation in Design Integrated Project Team for the Frank Lloyd Wright Boulter House?

Would you like to be on the LEED Innovation in Design Integrated Project Team for the FLW Boulter House?

Frank Lloyd Wright designed home built in 1956.

Boulter House, Frank Lloyd Wright designed home built in 1956. The home is a passive solar design. Photos and analysis by Barb Yankie.

Boulter House thermal imaging photo

Thermal imaging photo taken by Barb Yankie. Arrow points to heat loss on west wall.

North side of the Boulter House

North side of the Boulter House. Thermal anaylsis is one of the first steps to improving your home’s energy performance.


Thermal image by Barb Yankie shows heat loss of non-insulated concrete block.

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.

Here is a preliminary list of the points that may be possible to achieve LEED Platinum.

Innovation & Design
4 Integrated project planning
3 third party durability
4 innovation

Locations & Linkages
4 site selection
3 preferred location
1 existing infrastructure
1 community resources
1 access to open space

Site Stewardship
1 site stewardship disturbed area
7 landscaping
1 reduce local heat island effects
7 water management
2 non toxic pest control

Water Efficiency
4 water reuse
4 irrigation system
6 indoor water reduction

Energy & Atmosphere
12 Optimize energy performance, 28% above iecc 2004, including renewable energy, ea c1
1 refrig management, ea c11

Materials and Resources
3 construction waste management mr 3

Indoor Environment Quality
1 moisture control, eq3
2 indoor contaminant control, eq 8
3 awareness and education
5 efficient and very high efficient hvac
5 efficient hot water equip and dist
5 improved and advanced lighting


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