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Cool Green Cincinnati Events for April 2016

Apr 3, 2016 11:40:59 PM / by Chuck Lohre



Apr 7, 5:30 pm Green Learning Station Grand ReOpening and Green Umbrella Green Drinks.hosted by the Watershed Action Team and held at the Civic Garden Center. Celebrate the 5th anniversary of the GLS. Register & Learn more.


Apr 18, 5:30 til 7:30 pm - District 3 Police Station Tour - 
Possibly the Greenest Building in the State of Ohio, the District 3 Police Station is designed to be LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy. FREE but you mustregister for 5:30 or 6 pm tours.


Apr 16, 10 am till Noon: Holzhauser Green Home Tour Renovation to possible LEED Platinum on the streetcar line in OTR. Attendance for two free with USGBC Southwest OH Chapter membership or $15 donation each.
 Learn more.


Apr 16, Noon till 5 pm, Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration at Sawyer Point -
"Save the Bees" theme lecture and exhibtions. Fun, free family event with lots of kids activities, music, great food and Beer Garden. Learn more.

We're promoting sustainable home tours and events in the hope that a community of passionate individuals will come together to help each other create green homes in the Tri-State and support the Southwestern Ohio Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. 

April 16, 2016; 10 am till Noon: Holzhauser Residence, OTR Downtown Cincinnati
– Andy Holzhauser and Janice Liebenberg and daughter Olivia moved in six months ago to their redeveloped townhome at 1407 Elm. Their home has 3 beds, 2.5 baths with a study as well as an apartment below it. It was a 5-year project, culminating with the conversion of a 120 year-old home that had historically been used for tenement housing, and then vacant for the last decade. The home hopefully will be rated LEED Platinum, the highest designation for sustainable development. Andy and Janice want it to be considered a demonstration project to prove that our community’s oldest buildings can be converted to a new form that minimizes energy use through efficiency and solar, and maximizes clean air and healthy living. As Olivia has just turned 2 years old, Andy and Janice plan to join the growing contingent of OTR residents that choose to raise their family in the neighborhood. Andy and Janice both walk to work and are a 1-car family. Heather Curless of Greener Stock and Sanyog Rathod are House Captains.

Tours are free to Cincinnati USGBC Chapter members (you can bring a guest), join the Chapter. Non-members are asked to make a suggested donation of $15 per person. Contact Chair Chuck Lohre to receive reminders or register for any of the tours, Chuck@Lohre.com, 513-260-9025. 

2016 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.

More Cool Green Events in April:

• Apr 14, Noon til 1 pm - Working in Neighborhoods' brainstorming meeting. The goal is to build 50 net-zero low income homes, 1814 Dreman Avenue, Cincinnati 45223. RSVP to Sister Barbara Busch (513) 541-4109.

• Apr 27, 5:30 til 7 pm - USGBC Southwestern Ohio Chapter's Residential Green Buildersand Green Living Committees meet at Mechlenburg Gardens restaurant. If you are interested in helping plan and captain the Green Home tours, this is the meeting to attend, 302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Topics: Green Building Marketing

Chuck Lohre

Written by Chuck Lohre

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