CINCINNATI’S NEW RESIDENTIAL CRA TAX ABATEMENT

CINCINNATI’S NEW RESIDENTIAL CRA TAX ABATEMENT

ChuckLohre HERS Rating, LEED for Homes, Living Building Challenge, Visitability

This just in from Paul Yankie. Thanks to Paul and all those that helped get this legislation passed. SUMMARY-Cincy CRA Changes 1-1-22 (Changes take effect as of 1/1/22 and are only applicable to “…applications for Residential Improvements where the remodeling or construction commenced on and after January 1, 2022, as either evidenced by permits issued by the City’s Department of …

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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 …

Nelson Doench Residence Cincinnati LEED Certified

You Can Design and Live in a Smaller Home, It’s a LEED Benefit

ChuckLohre 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. But when they wanted to start a family, they moved north — to Northside – and into a 120-year-old home. Their new neighborhood …

Camden Homes Cincinnati LEED Certified Homes

Camden Homes Works Uniquely with Each Homeowner to Achieve Their Personal LEED Platinum

ChuckLohre Camden Homes, LEED for Homes

Achieving LEED Platinum isn’t an easy thing to do in any size home. Normally it requires solar panels and a rainwater catchment system. And Camden Homes has done that for one of their homeowners but for another that didn’t want solar panels they found other ways to achieve the highest LEED Certification for the maximum tax abatement in the City …

Klar Marquardt Cincinnati LEED Certified Home

Rave Scene Warehouse In Cincinnati Transformed Into Industrial Chic LEED Gold Residence by Serial Rehabbers

ChuckLohre Klar Marquardt Residence, LEED for Homes

They fell so much in love with the building and each other that they got engaged on the site and pledge to hold on to it as their urban oasis. “This is a once in a lifetime find in the city,” Lauren stated, “Every single one of these details we have touched, this is us.” Lauren Klar and Neil Marquardt …

Bunge Residence LEED Certified Home in Cincinnati

What Do Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, IM Pei, Zaha Hadid and Annabelle Selldorf have in common with a Cincinnati LEED Platinum home?

ChuckLohre Bunge Residence, LEED Certification Documentation, LEED for Homes

They were all influencers to the owners, Janet and Joe Bunge, whose design incorporates the aesthetics of all of these modernists. Janet took the lead on the project and through frequent meetings with the architect Mike Wentz and the design team at Aubrie Welsh Interiors, the home came to life. Blurring the lines between inside and outside is a major …

Kinsman Residence Tour Nov 8, 2014 – 10 am to Noon

ChuckLohre Kinsman Residence, LEED for Homes

Kinsman Residence Tour
10 am to Noon

Come join us to experience one of the most futuristic homes in the Tri-State. It doesn’t have a boiler! Heat is supplied by solar hot water panels on the roof; along with natural venitlation it proves that you may not need the power company. Learn more about the home. Attendance is limited to 20. We’ll have a great swag bag and a raffle! Register with Chuck Lohre at 513-260-9025 or [email protected]

Where to start with a Green Home?

ChuckLohre LEED for Homes, Sierra Club

Presentation made to the Miami Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club retreat Feb. 8, 2014. The presentation is an overview of the most recent update of the LEED for Home standards. You will learn from the presentation how to design a sustainable landscape, reduce your water use, improve energy and comfort of your home or office, use regional, reused, recyclable and renewable materials and improve the indoor air quality of your home or office. The tour is planned for the Spring of 2014, contact [email protected] for details.

How to design and live in a Green Home while studying for the LEED for Homes AP exam

ChuckLohre LEED GA AP+NC/CS/SCH Class

The following is an outline for a series of classes to pass the LEED for Homes Accredited Professional exam.

We’re creating a series of tours that focuses on how families are living sustainably in their homes. Our goals will be to learn the LEED for Homes Sustainable Categories.

How to design and use a kitchen to make healthy food for your family, while easy to use and clean.
What does a landscape look like that is easy to maintain and grows food? While composting too.
Bathrooms that uses less water and energy, how does that look and feel?
Living rooms that uses less energy and is a multi-use space. What kind of furniture do you need to make a space multi-functional? A place for children to grow up and be themselves?
A garage that can also be a work shop and storage.
How do you use plants to lower the C02 in your bedroom?
How can a homeowner understand the HVAC and water systems in their home? What is it like living with renewable energy?