Here is a Green Building – the Times Star Building

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Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project presents the Times Star Building

Hamilton County’s first Green project, 800 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The County purchased the Art Deco-style building (designed by the Cincinnati architectural firm Samuel Hannaford & Sons) in the late ‘80s to house county offices and Juvenile Court.

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 Times Star building 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

ChuckLohreCincinnati Fire Station No. 51, City of Cincinnati, Civic Garden Center, CPS Clark Montessori, EarthConnection, Green City of the West Poster Show, Moerlein Lager House, Times Star Building, UC Joseph A. Steger Student Center

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.


Times Star Building Tour Oct. 24, 2012 – History and LEED for Existing Buildings

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Tour hosted by the Cincinnati Preservation Association – 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. – 800 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 – Free, Max of 20 people, Registration required. Margo Warminiski, Preservation Director of the Cincinnati Preservation Assoc. will present on the history of the building. Representatives from either or both of the LEED for Existing Building team at GBBN Architects and Thermal Tech will be on hand.

Green Cincinnati Signage Project

Green Cincinnati Building Signage Project Show at the Betts House Sept. 28, 2012 to Oct. 9, 2012

ChuckLohreCincinnati Fire Station No. 51, Cincinnati Zoo, CPS Clark Montessori, EarthConnection, Moerlein Lager House, Northern Kentucky University, Times Star Building, UC Joseph A. Steger Student Center

The Green Cincinnati Building Signage Project is a proposed project to expand the Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati’s Green Learning Station environmental design signage to other projects around the region.