Exclusive offer for Greenbuild alum

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Good Day! This is your last chance to take advantage of an exclusive offer for Greenbuild alum. Use code GB19ALUMNI by the end of day for your 20% discount from a four-day, three-day, or single day pass at Greenbuild 2019. Remember, prices go up once we’re on-site so reserve your seat now. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta! …

Nelson Doench Residence Cincinnati LEED Certified

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

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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

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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 …

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?

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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 …

You Can’t Save What You Don’t Measure

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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.

Where to start with a Green Home?

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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.

The Heartbreak of Green Building Consulting for LEED

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After you start reading the USGBC review, your heart sinks because the sustainable sites prerequisites wasn’t met. . . . But we’re confident, that’s part of the challenge and the fun. We have achieved LEED Platinum on our first two projects and we’re only trying for Gold on this one. And we get the problem children. Projects that are so screwed up and abandoned. Way over budget. We only do it because the owners are well intentioned and they are wonderful projects.