Here is a Green Building – Moerlein Lager House

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Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project presents the Moerlien Lager House

Cincinnati Park Board’s first Green project, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Moerlein Lager House has a 69-year lease from the Park Board and owns the building. This is the Park Board’s 15th solar panel project.

The Green Learning Station of the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati will showcase a proposed Green Building signage project in a display at Park+Vine Nov. 30 – Jan. 24, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 – 6 to 8 p.m. at Park+Vine, 1202 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

The Moerlein Lager House building is one of the buildings that are part of the Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project. The following are some of the sustainable features of the building.

Sustainability Success Stories – Net Zero and LEED Platinum Case Studies in the Ohio Valley Region

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This theAcademy course highlights three projects that have achieved the highest levels of sustainable achievement. The projects have been selected by the Academy for their accomplishments and represent a diversity of scale and scope. The architects and engineers who worked on each project will share their experiences and challenges.

Here is a Green Building – the Times Star Building

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Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project presents the Times Star Building

Hamilton County’s first Green project, 800 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The County purchased the Art Deco-style building (designed by the Cincinnati architectural firm Samuel Hannaford & Sons) in the late ‘80s to house county offices and Juvenile Court.

The Green Learning Station of the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati will showcase a proposed Green Building signage project in a display at Park+Vine Nov. 30 – Jan. 24, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 – 6 to 8 p.m. at Park+Vine, 1202 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

The Times Star building is one of the buildings that are part of the Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project. The following are some of the sustainable features of the building.

Here is a Green Building – Clark Montessori

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Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project presents:

CPS has the most LEED Certified schools in the U.S.
3030 Erie Avenue, Hyde Park, OH 45208

Cincinnati Public Schools worked closely with the neighborhood to create a school that blended into the site and preserved open space.

The Green Learning Station of the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati will showcase a proposed Green Building signage project in a display at Park+Vine Nov. 30 – Jan. 24, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 – 6 to 8 p.m. at Park+Vine, 1202 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Clark Montessori is one of the buildings that are part of the Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project. The following are some of the sustainable features of the building.

Here is a Green Building – Cincinnati Zoo Entry Village

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Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project presents:

The “Greenest Zoo” in the U.S.
3400 Vine Street, Clifton, OH 45220

The 1.6 Mega Watt solar panels are on track to generate at least 20 percent of the Zoo’s electricity.

The Green Learning Station of the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati will showcase a proposed Green Building signage project in a display at Park+Vine Nov. 30 – Jan. 24, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 – 6 to 8 p.m. at Park+Vine, 1202 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Cincinnati Zoo Entry Village is one of the buildings that are part of the Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project. The following are some of the sustainable features of the building.

Here is a Green Building – Fire Station No. 51, City of Cincinnati

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The first City of Cincinnati LEED Gold Project
5800 Hamilton Avenue, College Hill, OH 45224

In 2007 the City of Cincinnati made a commitment to construct all new city buildings to LEED Certification.

The Green Learning Station of the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati will showcase a proposed Green Building signage project in a display at Park+Vine Nov. 30 – Jan. 24, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 – 6 to 8 p.m. at Park+Vine, 1202 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

The Fire Station No. 51 is one of the buildings that are part of the Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project. The following are some of the sustainable features of the building.

NASA Study shows common plants help reduce indoor air pollution

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Common indoor plants may provide a valuable weapon in the fight against rising levels of indoor air pollution. Those plants in your office or home are not only decorative, but NASA scientists are finding them to be surprisingly useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air inside modern buildings.

NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) have announced the findings of a 2-year study that suggest a sophisticated pollution-absorbing device: the common indoor plant may provide a natural way of helping combat “SICK BUILDING SYNDROME”.

Elevated Indoor Carbon Dioxide Impairs Decision-Making Performance

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Overturning decades of conventional wisdom, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found that moderately high indoor concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) can significantly impair people’s decision-making performance. The results were unexpected and may have particular implications for schools and other spaces with high occupant density.

“In our field we have always had a dogma that CO2 itself, at the levels we find in buildings, is just not important and doesn’t have any direct impacts on people,” said Berkeley Lab scientist William Fisk, a co-author of the study, which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives online last month. “So these results, which were quite unambiguous, were surprising.” The study was conducted with researchers from State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University.

City’s Green Roots Beginning to Flower – Green Umbrella Summit – May 3, 2013

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Green Learning Station Flower Signage Idea Germinating in Cincinnati – Green City of the West

The eight poster show will be on exhibit at the Green Umbrella Summit May 3, 2013. Then it will move to another of the venues illustrated on the posters.

The Queen City and environs are gaining national attention for green and sustainable efforts. An idea from the Green Learning Station of the Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati will identify greater Cincinnati’s stock of green buildings.

Thanks to some recent green-sky thinking, area residents and visitors should be able to point to the major buildings exemplifying sustainable energy and environmental design that are part of Cincinnati’s green building movement. The area will be “blooming” when a proposal to “plant” exterior signs in front of these sites becomes a reality. The project (Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project) is just another way the Queen City (and the city that sings) is moving forward as the Green City of the West. Beyond attracting architectural tourists (believe me, these folks exist), the colorful, eye-catching signage project will go the distance in promoting healthy environments – good for the planet and its people.

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Sept. 11, 2012 LEED GA – Green Associate Exam Study Class Starts

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Prepare to pass the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Associate Accreditation Exam. Includes the opportunity to work on a LEED Project to obtain the work experience required to take the exam. After the last class Oct. 9, 2012, the instructor will work with each member individually to review their practice tests until they are achieving a 90% score and ready to pass the exam.

When: Five Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Class will prepare you to pass the Green Associate exam.

Where: Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy LEED Platinum office, 126A West 14th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Class fee: $250, space is limited so please contact Chuck Lohre ASAP 513-260-9025, [email protected]

Class Materials Required: You will need this study package for the class: An online subscription to GreenExamPrep.com Silver Package (Study Guide, Flash Cards, On-Line Practice Tests) $64.95 http://www.greenexamprep.com/

USGBC Registration and Exam fee: $250, http://www.gbci.org/main-nav/professional-credentials/credentials.aspx#