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Green Building Marketing - USGBC 2016 Green Home Tours

Sun, Dec 06, 2015 @ 07:00 PM / by Chuck Lohre

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Announcing the 2016 U.S. Green Building Council Southwest Ohio Regional Chapter Green Living Member Circle Green Home tour schedule. Eight of the most significant sustainable homes in the Greater Cincinnati area. 

Mission: To provide education on sustainability in everyday tasks by promoting household environmentally sound practices targeting LEED, Energy Star, home gardening, existing building reuse, historical preservation, renewable home energy and sustainable remodeling.

Member Circle Info: Chair: Chuck Lohre, meetings shared with Residential Green Building Member Circle. Learn more at usgbc-cincinnati.org/about-us/committeesmember-circles/residential-green-builders-member-circle.

Green Home Tours: The eight tours per year are listed below. Contact Chair Chuck Lohre to join the Chapter, receive newsletter or register for any of the tours, Chuck@Lohre.com, 513-260-9025. Chapter membership gets you in free to the tours (you can bring a guest). Non-members are asked to donate $15 per person. Tours are sponsored by The Sustainable Partnership of Cincinnati, a group of businesses offering sustainable products and services to create sustainable homes and offices. Learn more at www.tspcincy.com.

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January 16, 2016; 10 am till Noon: Moothart Residence – Northside, Cincinnati. LEED Gold. This modern home design has a number of notable sustainable design features, utilizing corrugated metal fiber cement panels, and cedar on the exterior. Passive solar orientation was implemented in the design. The walls and roof were constructed of structural insulation panels (SIPs) which make the house extremely well insulated and quiet. There is a large south facing white metal roof. It is orientated for future solar panels/home battery installation. Learn more. We’re looking for a Chapter member to be the “House Captain” of this tour. You just need to arrive early with the coffee and pastries, introduce the Chapter and the homeowner.

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February 20, 2016; 10 am till Noon: Labbe Residence in Montgomery, OH – 
LEED Silver, Architect owned home which will show off its passive solar design in February. Learn more at Stephanie Labbe’s site page on the home.  The home was featured in “Being Green in Cincinnati, Page 50. David Oen is the House Captain.

Hancock
March 19, 2016; 10 am till Noon: Alscher Hancock Residence in Clifton - This new construction LEED Platinum home is designed for “aging in place” with “minimal utility bills.” The double-butterfly roof conceals over 5,000 watts of solar photovoltaic capacity, and the small front yard conceals three 250-foot geothermal wells serving the 4-ton system that not only heats and cools the house but provides all of its hot water as a natural by-product. Learn more at the home’s blog.  Brent Coleman’s article in the Cincinnati Enquirer. We’re looking for a Chapter member to be the “House Captain” of this tour. You just need to arrive early with the coffee and pastries, introduce the Chapter and the homeowner.

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April 16, 2016; 10 am till Noon: Holzhauser Residence, OTR Downtown Cincinnati
 – Renovation to hopefully LEED Platinum. Project includes rental as well as the owner’s residence. Photo is the view across the street. Heather Curless of Greener Stock is House Captain.

Gradually Going Green canning
May 21, 2016; 10 am till Noon: Bacher Residence, Norwood, Ohio
 – 990 sqf  home with an organic garden. 1940s construction of poured concrete offers excellent air sealing. Learn more at Stephanie Backer’s Facebook page “Gradually Going Green.” We’re looking for a Chapter member to be the “House Captain” of this tour. You just need to arrive early with the coffee and pastries, introduce the Chapter and the homeowner.

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September 17, 2016; 10 am till Noon: Whitney Residence, Anderson, OH – A “Quonset Roof” style barn conversion with geo-thermal and radiant heat. Learn more from Nancy Kibbee’s article in “Natural Interiors.” House Trends’ articles: “Remodeling ideas create a barn re-born” and “Home remodel gives new life to barn.“ We’re looking for a Chapter member to be the “House Captain” of this tour. You just need to arrive early with the coffee and pastries, introduce the Chapter and the homeowner.

Rauh House
October 15, 2016; 10 am till Noon: Rauh Residence, Woodlawn, OH – John Becker designed residence, considered the first international style home in the region. Built 1938. Completely restored in 2013 by the Cincinnati Preservation Association to it’s original plan and upgraded with the latest energy efficiency methods including geo-thermal, added insulation and high performance glazing. Learn more.  We’re looking for a Chapter member to be the “House Captain” of this tour. You just need to arrive early with the coffee and pastries, introduce the Chapter and the homeowner.

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November 19, 2016; 10 am till Noon: Walters Residence, East Walnut Hills – 
Samuel Hannaford Home restoration, hopefully to LEED Platinum Certification. Learn more, photo from Brent Coleman’s article for Channel 9. We’re looking for a Chapter member to be the “House Captain” of this tour. You just need to arrive early with the coffee and pastries, introduce the Chapter and the homeowner.

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Written by Chuck Lohre

Owner of Lohre & Associates Marketing Communications. The company celebrated their 80th Anniversary in 2015, his 38th.