At Greenbuild 2019 last week we learned about many new products that will help buildings to be completely independent of the energy grid. Most solutions included solar panels and battery systems. Of course you have to start with a very well designed building with particular attention to the details of insulation and air tight sealing. The following are interviews of …
President Obama was the Keynote speaker on the first day of Greenbuild, the sustainable building and environmental education expo and conference from the U.S. Green Building Council, in Atlanta thru Friday. Here are some video snippets and the transcriptions. Unintended Consequences – President Obama’s Reflections at Greenbuild 2019 President Obama remembers his childhood and how it shaped his Sustainable Journey, …
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“It’s what inspired me to learn more about green building,” he said. “I was trying to discover what happened to Mr. Wright’s organic architecture principals.”
The two homes are going for LEED Platinum with a combination of incredibly well insulated and sealed construction that will deliver a very high-performance heating system.
Shouldn’t Camp Washington, Clifton, Mt. Airy, College Hill and Northside have the same opportunity with their Police Station that west siders had with the new District 3?
The Green Living Member Circle of the regional U.S. Green Building Council is producing a series of “This is a Green Home” tours for 2015. They start in January, take off for the summer and continue in the Fall of 2015.
Here are the homes scheduled for the tours. Contact Chair Chuck Lohre to register for any of the tours, [email protected], 513-260-9025. Attendance is limited to 20. There is no charge for the tours just your help in promoting them is asked.
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]
If your thermostat isn’t programmed, you could be wasting around $173 a year. But many of us don’t program our thermostats – they’re just too complicated.
Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy is a NEST Partner, not so much to sell thermostats but to stay on the cutting edge of in home and office energy measurement and responsive programming. LEED Version 4 makes a major effort to award credits to energy measurement and monitoring. Will the NEST take on this role, we’ll see. A simple clip on the wires going to your fuse box could communicate with NEST.
Ohio is #1 in the U.S. in green school construction thanks to state policy for new public school buildings to earn minimum LEED silver certification. A small but well-funded faction of vinyl, plastic, chemical, and other carbon-intensive industries argue that the latest evolution of LEED, called “v4,” puts them at a competitive disadvantage.