August 18, 6:00 to 8:00 – KLH Engineers Green Social from the Cincinnati Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council at the offices of Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers – Ft. Thomas Executive Centre, 1538 Alexandria Pike, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075. Robert Lonnemann will be available to answer question regarding their LEED EBOM office project. Learn more about the project on their Chapter Sponsor page. Chapter members and non-members are welcome. For complete information and to register click here.
From an earlier tour – LEED Existing Building (EB) project tour – KLH ENGINEERS, LEED EB registered, Thursday May 28, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Presentation is free and open to the public. Please RSVP and you’ll receive a copy of the LEED EB Checklist, [email protected], 513-260-9025.
KLH Engineers office is a registered LEED EB facility and an Energy Star facility. The KLH Engineers’ headquarters building offers the following sustainable strategies, which highlight the multi-pronged approach KLH Engineers successfully utilizes. Beside focusing on the energy savings, KLH capitalizes on other very important aspects of sustainability.
– Assigned parking for alternative fuel vehicles
– Bike rack
– Entrance mats
– Facility is cleaned / serviced by a green cleaning provider using KLH approved green cleaning chemicals; restroom soaps are green as well
– Use of daylight through exterior windows and skylights.
– Employee views via clear cubical glazing or open office
– Recycling of paper stream and plastic bottles. Paper stream proceeds go to a local elementary school
– Onsite workout facility for employee health (Note: as important as energy savings); most green material skips this aspect of green facilities
– Covered canopy for outside activities
– Lighting control – several areas, different strategies used
– HVAC BAS system
– Use of Energy Star rated equipment or plug loads of computers, monitors, printers, etc.
– Located adjacent to active bus routes and have a bus stop located in front of building Community involvement:
– BEST (Business Education Success Team) member company, through NKY Chamber of Commerce Volunteer company of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), i.e. Lego League and various other member organizations
The satellite offices in Dayton and Columbus Ohio have similar, but not all inclusive, approaches.
KLH, Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers, PSC offices, LEED EB registered, 1538 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075, http://www.klhengrs.com
TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED LEED PROJECT TOURS
(Please RSVP to Chuck Lohre 513-260-9025, [email protected]):
June 8 – UC CAMPUS LIFE REC CENTER, LEED Certified, in the center of the campus 45221. (We meet at the Starbucks.) Tour will be given by UC Associate Architectural Professor Alex Christofordis.
June 11 – EMERSION DESIGN Headquarters, LEED CI Platinum, 1775 Mentor Ave. Suite 202, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45212. Special presentation by Rob Alpern with GREAT AMERICAN TOWER AT QUEEN CITY SQUARE regarding their LEED CS strategy for the new 42-story project downtown at Sycamore and 4th Sts.
June 15 – MONROE MECHANICAL, Green Source Center, LEED Registered, going for Gold, 19 E. Eighth Street, Cincinnati OH. 45202.
June 18 – CINCINNATI FIREHOUSE NO. 9, City of Cincinnati’s first LEED Project, LEED NC Certified, 4379 Reading Rd., Cin., OH 45229, park at ballpark lot to the south, next to Chase Bank, which is next to the Firehouse.
(Tours subject to change without notice.)
LEED AP+ V3 2009, NC, CI and LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM COURSE INFORMATION
LEED AP+ v3 2009/NC/CI/Green Associate Exam Course Still Open, Class will start once a minimum of six members register. Go to http://www.green-cincinnati.com for up-to-date class and tour information.
Includes in-depth study of the Reference Guides, Credit Interpretation Ruling case study exercises, LEED On-Line, USGBC.org website, GBCI.org website and sample questions from Colorado Chapter Study Guide test. The class includes a case study of Ohio’s first LEED Platinum project – the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center in Harrison, OH. Many of the tours include GBCI Final Review analysis for the project. The course will use all three Reference Guides for v3 2009, NC 2.2 and CI 2.0. The class will also prepare you to take the two hour LEED Green Associate test. The v3 2009 Reference Guide is much improved over the NC and CI Reference Guides and includes related credit information as well as better LEED process and track selection. Class members will be eligible to join Lohre’s LEED project team to meet the new LEED AP+ requirements
Chuck Lohre, LEED AP (U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) I volunteer as a Board Member and the PR/Media Chair for the Cincinnati Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council but my tours and classes aren’t officially part of the Chapter’s activities. I feel the best way to promote LEED in the region is by tours of these significant buildings and it also allows me to give back to the community in thanks for the professional work we do for clients marketing sustainable products and services.
Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy – Lohre & Associates, Inc., Marketing Communications
2330 Victory Parkway, Suite 701, Cincinnati, OH 45206
877-608-1736, 513-961-1174, Cell 513-260-9025
Fax 513-961-1192, Email [email protected]