Cincinnati State Renewable Energy starts with first steps at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Boulter House

ChuckLohreCincinnati State Renewable Energy Course

Blue Chip Energy Services InsulSmart injectable insulation foam

Blue Chip Energy Services Smart Foam injectable insulation foam. Click the image to go to the video.

The first step with any renewable energy project is to make your home as efficient as possible.

Cincinnati State Renewable Energy Class: The class includes visits to nine LEED projects with renewable energy installations.

Renewable Energy Plans: Once the concrete block wall and thermal blankets added to the single pane windows, the first planned system will be a solar hot water system. Following stages will be improved system efficiency with geo-thermal heating and AC. The last stage will be a solar PV system.

What: Smart Foam Insulation Installation Demonstration – in real time on an existing home.

Why: To improve the insulation value of the single block north, east and west walls of the home. The insulation will take the R 1 single width block wall to R 11.

When: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 starting at 9 a.m. The project should take until 3 p.m. You’re welcome to stop by anytime. There is no charge for the event but please RSVP by emailing Chuck Lohre or by calling 513-260-9025, if you would like to stop by.

Where: The Boulter House, 1 Rawson Woods Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45220. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1956.

Who: Perry Leitner with Blue Chip Energy Services will be performing the Smart Foam Insulation installation. Blue Chip is an Ohio Certified Solar installer and will soon be qualified to perform energy audits for the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.

How: The Smart Foam Insulation process injects a non-expanding foam into the lower wall cavity and fills the voids between the concrete block. Watch the video. Blue Chip Energy Services will use a thermal imaging camera to trace the 100 degree foam’s progress filling the cavity. Perfect for enclosed cavity applications such as stud walls and cathedral ceilings and the retrofit of concrete block walls.

Learn more about Smart Foam Insulation: Core Foam Insulation brochure illustrates the residential, schools, churches, large shopping mall, grocery and big box store applications Blue Chip Energy Services will be doing here in the region for new construction. Smart Foam is used for retrofit residential applications. Core Foam is used for new construction. For a fast and competitive quote contact Perry Leitner at Blue Chip Energy Services, Inc., 10939A Reed Hartman Hwy., Cincinnati, OH 45242, 513-351-9463, [email protected].

Learn more about the Boulter House thermal images: Download the full thermal imaging report on the Boulter House by Barb Yankie, President, Green Building Consulting / Homes +, Office: 513-272-2005, [email protected]

RSVP: Please send RSVP email to Chuck Lohre or call 513-260-9025.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed home built in 1956.

Boulter House, Frank Lloyd Wright designed home built in 1956. The home is a passive solar design. Photos and analysis by Barb Yankie.

Boulter House thermal imaging photo

Thermal imaging photo taken by Barb Yankie. Arrow points to heat loss on west wall.

North side of the Boulter House

North side of the Boulter House. Thermal anaylsis is one of the first steps to improving your home’s energy performance.


Thermal image by Barb Yankie shows heat loss of non-insulated concrete block.

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