Cincinnati Office of Sustainability

Get Involved!

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Get Involved! For many people, this time of year is perfect to explore new activities or to act on long-standing ideas. Due to the pandemic, many more people are looking for COVID-safe activities and ones that support their values.   Composting and supporting farmers are two things that accomplish both those objectives, and there is a lot happening in our area that …

Getting Creative with Coveted Sustainability

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Get Inspired – Get Art

If you’re looking for some inspiration to get you started in your own coveted sustainability art installation, why not check out some of the work others are doing? Green Cincinnati will be putting on a “Coveted Sustainability” Art Show at the LEED Platinum Office in Over-the-Rhine Cincinnati from July 25th until August 29th. Sojourner Cycling will be featuring a wooden tandem bike ridden across country by a father and son team, and other installations will include anything from vintage IKEA furniture to candy wrapper handbags.

LEED Tax Abatement for Homes and Commercial Building Projects in Cincinnati presentation in Chicago

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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 …

Program set for 2013 Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit

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The schedule for the 2013 Neighborhood Summit, to be held February 16 at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, has been set.

The annual summit brings City officials, neighborhood leaders and volunteers together to discuss common issues and to hear from local professionals and experts about the resources and strategies that they can take back to their communities to promote change.

The New Green Cincinnati Plan Recommendations (1-17-13 DRAFT)

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The Green Cincinnati Plan is a roadmap for how Cincinnati can become a national leader in addressing global climate change — and make Cincinnati a healthier place to live.

Cincinnati is one of more than 1,000 U.S. cities that has committed to reducing its contribution to global climate change. Fortunately, the more we learn about how to combat climate change, the more we realize that climate protection measures are mostly things that we have good reason to be doing anyway.

Climate protection measures can help conserve scarce natural resources, save money, enhance the local economy, improve air quality, create jobs and improve public health.

But, as with so many things, there is more than one way to do it, and whether climate protection helps or hurts our community depends on the paths we choose.


Press Conference Dec.11 – City to Incentivize Higher Levels of ‘Green’ Building

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The City of Cincinnati leads the region with the most energy-efficient buildings. With the most generous tax abatement in the country for LEED Certification, the City encourages residents and commercial developers to build ‘green.’ To incentivize people to invest in the most energy-efficient building they can afford, Councilmember Laure Quinlivan sponsored changes to the city program’s structure.

LEED-ing by Example

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LEED-ing by Example Harvard Business School Published: November 19, 2012 Author: Carmen Nobel Comments 0 E-Mail Print Share Executive Summary: When a local government decides to pursue environmentally aware construction policies for its own buildings, the private sector follows suit, according to new research by Timothy Simcoe and Michael W. Toffel. About Faculty in this Article: Michael Toffel is …

Here is a Green Building – Fire Station No. 51, City of Cincinnati

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Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project 

The first City of Cincinnati LEED Gold Project
5800 Hamilton Avenue, College Hill, OH 45224

In 2007 the City of Cincinnati made a commitment to construct all new city buildings to LEED Certification.

The Green Learning Station of the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati will showcase a proposed Green Building signage project in a display at Park+Vine Nov. 30 – Jan. 24, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 – 6 to 8 p.m. at Park+Vine, 1202 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

The Fire Station No. 51 is one of the buildings that are part of the Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project. The following are some of the sustainable features of the building.

City’s Green Roots Beginning to Flower – Green Umbrella Summit – May 3, 2013

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Green Learning Station Flower Signage Idea Germinating in Cincinnati – Green City of the West

The eight poster show will be on exhibit at the Green Umbrella Summit May 3, 2013. Then it will move to another of the venues illustrated on the posters.

The Queen City and environs are gaining national attention for green and sustainable efforts. An idea from the Green Learning Station of the Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati will identify greater Cincinnati’s stock of green buildings.

Thanks to some recent green-sky thinking, area residents and visitors should be able to point to the major buildings exemplifying sustainable energy and environmental design that are part of Cincinnati’s green building movement. The area will be “blooming” when a proposal to “plant” exterior signs in front of these sites becomes a reality. The project (Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project) is just another way the Queen City (and the city that sings) is moving forward as the Green City of the West. Beyond attracting architectural tourists (believe me, these folks exist), the colorful, eye-catching signage project will go the distance in promoting healthy environments – good for the planet and its people.