The Green Living Member Circle of the regional U.S. Green Building Council produces a series of "This is a Green Home" tours for 2015. Contact Chair Chuck Lohre to register for any of the tours, Chuck@Lohre.com, 513-260-9025. Attendance is limited to 20. The public attendance to the tours is filled, but it you join the local Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council you can attend.
The 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.
Boulter Residence TOUR FULLY BOOKED
Fischer Residence TOUR FULLY BOOKED
Brad Cooper Tiny Home TOUR FULLY BOOKED
The article announcing Brad Cooper's grant http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/11/30/haile-fellows/19721863/
Brad's documentation http://green-cincinnati.com/bradley-coopers-start-small-tiny-home-project-in-otr/.
Illustrated is a similar concept for a tiny home for the Trainer's in San Francisco http://trainertinyhouse.com/2013/08/30/land-for-our-tiny-house/.
Ross Beck, Operations Manager, Tumbleweed Tiny House Company provided the following links: www.tumbleweedhouses.com, http://www.tinyhousemap.com/, http://tinyhouselistings.com/
Imago For The Earth TOUR FULLY BOOKED
Here's a list of other possible homes we'll tour in future years. Let us know if you would like more information on any of them.
- Potential LEED Platinum owner architect home designed to be smaller and still have room for a growing family
- US Professor owner architect LEED Platinum home with a modern style
- Hyde Park owner architect home that illustrates that a two story rectangular modular shape will save on building materials and reduce construction waste. It also illustrates the improved air circulation in the home with returns in every zone.
- Mt. Washington LEED Gold home that proves in some cases it is better to tear down and start over on the same lot. It keeps great people in the city and they get a tax abatement. The new home is twice the space but only needs 30% more energy.
- East Walnut Hills LEED Gold renovation of a previously condemned home. The owner salvaged things from Habitat for Humanity and Building Value.
- OTR renovation which is next to a Greater Cincinnati Civic Garden Center garden. A block from Washington Park, the canines in the family get to use the dog park every day! The City Home Cincinnati project architect is Marta Schickel Dorff of Schickel Design.
- Great Traditions LEED Gold home in Montgomery. The first in the region.
- The first LEED condo renovation in Cincinnati, sold out in two weeks!
- Historical home in Mt. Auburn which goes to show the greenest home is an existing home. They will share with us the result of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance energy assessment.
- Triple pane glass glass used in the Zimmer's contemporary renovation. Snow doesn't melt when it's blown up against a triple pane glass filled with a heavy gas which inhibits convection between the panels!
- A recycling fanatic's home which demonstrates that you can recycle everything in a modern home. The resources are there, we'll learn where they hide
- LEED Gold modular home built by Covington's Center for Great Neighborhoods. As one of the least expensive LEED homes in the region, it shows that LEED doesn't have to cost a lot or be hard to build.
- Permaculture garden home that demonstrates a layered ecosystem for garden design and water management
- Passive Haus in Lebanon, OH.
- Price Hill geothermal and solar electric home.
- Mid-Century Modern home renovated to LEED Certification
- LEED apartments in the Belmain on Main St above Park+Vine
- Mt. Auburn Passive Haus renovation
- Gaslight Clifton residence with solar electric panels, geo-thermal, added insulation and automatic zoned HVAC duct control.
Please contact us if you know of a home that would be a good example. We're looking for homes all around Greater Cincinnati and to demonstrate the major aspects of sustainability that every family can achieve.