Contemporary Arts Center Sustainability

Sustainability at the CAC

ChuckLohre ARC, ARC Carbon Footprint, Contemporary Arts Center, Energy Star Portfolio Manager

The Easy Way to Start Meeting Your 2030 District’s 50% Energy Reduction Goals Photo by Roland Halbec (Thanks to the 2030 District of Cincinnati, managed by Green Umbrella, for encouraging the CAC to write this article and promoting it in their August 4th newsletter. The link in the newsletter goes to the CAC’s 2030 District Profile page, PDF link.) …

Cincinnati Office of Sustainability

Get Involved!

ChuckLohre Better Bin Compost Company, City of Cincinnati, Farmer's Market Week, Go Zero, Green Cincinnati, Plant Cincinnati, Queen City Commons

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 …

Melink DOE Grant

Melink Solar & Geo Awarded U.S. Department of Energy

ChuckLohre Geothermal, Melink Corporation

Grant Funds will help develop geothermal technology for energy savings CINCINNATI — Melink Solar & Geo Inc. has been awarded grant funding by the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). This funding will enable Melink to accelerate the research and development of its hybrid geothermal HVAC system, which stores energy using thermal …

Cincinnati Bell Green Energy

Cincinnati Bell Energy – 100% Green Energy Supplier

ChuckLohre Cincinnati Bell Green Energy

Cincinnati Bell Energy provides electricity and natural gas service to Duke Energy customers in the greater Cincinnati area. The first telecommunications company to also provide retail energy service, Cincinnati Bell Energy wants to become the one-stop shop for Southwestern Ohio’s energy and telecom needs. Cincinnati Bell is partnered with Viridian Energy and offers plans that are sourced from 100% clean, …

LEED Dynamic Plaque Lohre

Is LEED Dynamic Plaque Good for Green Building Marketing?

ChuckLohre LEED Dynamic Plaque

We just started our free trial of the LEED Dynamic Plaque. It all came about because there is an inexpensive VOC monitor now available, Foobot. It’s also a CO2 and particulate monitor. CO2 and VOC reporting are required for the LEED Dynamic Plaque. We’re a Beta tester for Foobot because we are a NEST Dealer. So far it has been …

Cincinnati LEED Home Reflects Growth of Northside Neighborhood

ChuckLohre Green 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 …

Hughes Residence

ChuckLohre Hughes 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 …

asthma hdr home

EPA Honors L.A.’s Esperanza Asthma Program

ChuckLohre EPA

May 5, 2017 9:19:38 PM / by Chuck Lohre For Immediate Release: May 5, 2017 Media Contact: Nahal Mogharabi, [email protected], 213-244-1815 EPA Honors L.A.’s Esperanza Community Housing Corporation’s Asthma Program LOS ANGELES–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marked the start of Asthma Awareness Month by honoring the Esperanza Community Housing Corporation for its efforts to improve the lives of people …