Tarkett Presents: Aligning Stakeholders Around Circularity Ownership

ChuckLohre Greenbuild, Sarah Enaharo, Tarkett

The purpose of this session is to have three industry representatives (manufacturer, contractor, design, city) talk about how we can get to a future circular economy. What is commonly seen as a manufacturer responsibility will actually take ‘all hands on deck’ to achieve a future state where all materials during demolition are seen as a ‘materials bank’, and proper channels …


From ARC to GRESB: Harnessing ESG Data – Greenbuild 2020

ChuckLohre ARC, ARC Carbon Footprint, Arc Skoru, Chris Pyke, Contemporary Arts Center, Greenbuild

From ARC to GRESB: The power of performance measurement at both asset and portfolio levels within the USGBC programs. Many organizations struggle with managing sustainability data and using the data to identify meaningful insights and drive performance. We will be exploring how to utilize the ARC and GRESB programs, each with varying levels of granularity and differing types of data …


This Old Green House

ChuckLohre LEED 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

ChuckLohre Fold 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

ChuckLohre Andrew 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

ChuckLohre ESM 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 Home Was a Blast to Quarantine In

ChuckLohre LEED 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 …

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 …