Bunge Residence LEED Certified Home in Cincinnati

What Do Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, IM Pei, Zaha Hadid and Annabelle Selldorf have in common with a Cincinnati LEED Platinum home?

ChuckLohreBunge Residence, LEED Certification Documentation, LEED for Homes

They were all influencers to the owners, Janet and Joe Bunge, whose design incorporates the aesthetics of all of these modernists. Janet took the lead on the project and through frequent meetings with the architect Mike Wentz and the design team at Aubrie Welsh Interiors, the home came to life. Blurring the lines between inside and outside is a major …


Traditional American High End Homes Can Be LEED Platinum Without Compromise

ChuckLohreArchives, Evans Residence, LEED for Homes

This 8,900 square foot, seven bedroom home is 80 percent more energy efficient than a typical Cincinnati code built home. The style of this residence may be traditional, but the approach to the design and construction was anything but conventional. In addition to fitting in with the historic nature of the neighborhood and meeting the owners’ functional requirements, budget, and …



ChuckLohreHERS Rating, LEED for Homes, Living Building Challenge, Visitability

This just in from Paul Yankie. Thanks to Paul and all those that helped get this legislation passed. SUMMARY-Cincy CRA Changes 1-1-22 (Changes take effect as of 1/1/22 and are only applicable to “…applications for Residential Improvements where the remodeling or construction commenced on and after January 1, 2022, as either evidenced by permits issued by the City’s Department of …


This Old Green House

ChuckLohreLEED for Homes, Redknot Homes

“This Old House” Inspires CFO to Kick the 9-5 and Become a Builder. Decides to put his “TOOL” collection to work! Seven years of flipping houses (buy, rehab, sell) gave Mark Pottebaum the motivation to quit his day job and go full time into the custom home business. His first custom home job commenced in 2015 and by 2017, he …

Fold and Form targets LEED Platinum for all its projects

Cincinnati LEED Housing Boom Attracts New, Forward-Looking Architectural Firm to Over-the-Rhine

ChuckLohreFold and Form Architecture, LEED for Homes

Traditional facades give way to superhero residences. Imagine a Batcave in OTR complete with a collection of chase vehicles and solar power on the roof. Or a three-story historic stone façade rowhouse that opens up onto a 320-degree deck view of Cincinnati, all very sustainable LEED Platinum and Gold. Chad Puckett (left) and Jerry Reeves (right) are principals and partners …

Andrew James Builders

Andrew James Builders Receives LEED Gold for 5765 Sanctuary Place Home

ChuckLohreAndrew James Builders, LEED for Homes

This is Andrew James Builders’, a Hyde Park Business, 25th LEED Home. LEED Home certification by USGBC is for achievements in green home building and design. LEED for Homes is a third-party certification system for building and designing high-performance green homes that are energy-and-resource-efficient and healthy for its occupants. LEED certified homes are completed to a technically rigorous process that often …

ESM Architects

LEED Platinum Home Preserves an Existing Pool and Eliminates 40% of Its Carbon Footprint

ChuckLohreESM Architects, Featured Green Cincinnati Posts, Fun, Green Building Consulting, LEED for Homes, Solar Panels

This 9,570-square-foot home is far more energy-efficient than a typical Cincinnati code built home. The style of this residence is untraditional, and the approach to design and construction was also unconventional. The site originally accommodated a 1920s pool and pool house for the home up above on the hillside. In later years the pool house was expanded into a complete …

Their New LEED Platinum Projected Home Was a Blast to Quarantine In

ChuckLohreLEED for Homes, Menniger Residence, U.S. Green Building Council, USGBC Cincinnati

This 2,993-square-foot, four-bedroom home is far more energy efficient than a typical Cincinnati code built home and was completed just in time for the quarantine. Renan and Sven Menniger’s Certificate Of Occupancy was in the mail just days before the order came down from Ohio Governor DeWine that we all had to stay home and limit travel. The project was …

Cincinnati LEED Home Reflects Growth of Northside Neighborhood

ChuckLohreGreen Home Tours, LEED for Homes, Nelson-Doench Residence

Several years back, Naomi Nelson and Lou Doench were living in a loft-style, high-ceilinged industrial loft across from Old St. Mary Church in Over-the-Rhine. And at the time, it was a perfect setup for the young couple. When they wanted to start a family, they moved north — to Northside – and into a 120-year-old home. Their new neighborhood was …

Hughes Residence

ChuckLohreHughes Residence, LEED for Homes

Feb 8, 2020, 10 am until Noon, Hughes Residence – OTR, New, gut renovation, Terry Boling designed, LEED Platinum home, in OTR. This Terry Boling designed home in Cincinnati’s OTR neighborhood has achieved LEED Platinum certification. The home was a gut renovation of an existing facade and new construction on an adjacent lot. The home features solar panels, radiant floor …