EPA Honors L.A.’s Esperanza Asthma Program

May 5, 2017 9:19:38 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Marketing, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Green Home Tours, Business to Consumer Advertising, Featured, green home tour, tiny house, Asthma Program

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For Immediate Release: May 5, 2017 Media Contact: Nahal Mogharabi, mogharabi.nahal@epa.gov, 213-244-1815

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The Hidden Costs of Buying A Bigger House (not a Tiny House)

May 1, 2017 1:52:39 PM / by Anastasia Ivanov posted in Green Marketing, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Bradley Cooper Tiny Homes, Green Home Tours, Business to Consumer Advertising, Featured, green home tour, Adaptive Reuse, cincinnati leed platinum, leed platinum, Greater Cincinnati Earth Day, Sustainable Job Hunting, tiny house

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When you purchase a new house, it’s easy to start looking at larger homes slightly above budget. But there are more costs associated with larger homes than just the initial purchase price. 

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Advice for Sustainable Job Hunting

Apr 30, 2017 8:46:06 AM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Marketing, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Green Home Tours, Business to Consumer Advertising, Featured, green home tour, Adaptive Reuse, cincinnati leed platinum, leed platinum, Greater Cincinnati Earth Day, Sustainable Job Hunting

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 I had an intern of mind get in touch recently about sustainable job hunting. here's my reply 

Hi,

Nice hearing from you and I enjoy staying in touch via Facebook. Things are very quite now that energy prices are so low for both natural gas and gasoline. Our Green Home Tours are very popular and I’m enjoying learning more about what motivates people from the conversations.
 
The latest thing I have learned is that you can sell beauty but you can’t sell sustainability. It’s better to focus on the high end beauty of nature and not the science. It came from a friend of mind that does landscapes and interior design. She couldn’t get clients by promoting sustainable landscape but is busier than ever after she focused on beautiful contemporary design in landscapes and interiors. Now she has taken that to another level with personal coaching!
 
Since the built environment has finally recovered from the recession, I went to Greenbuild last year in LA and plan to go to Boston. It got there early and attended the workshops for LEED Project Management and Energy Modeling. It would be good for you to do so as well and introduce yourself to the companies you would like to work for. That’s what I do and over time it has created many successful relationships.
 
Let me know if you do go and we can meet up there.
 
Good luck.
 
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Ecologically Conscious Intentional Community Green Home Tour

Apr 24, 2017 3:07:20 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Marketing, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Green Home Tours, Business to Consumer Advertising, Featured, green home tour, Adaptive Reuse, Ecologically Conscious Intentional Community

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WHAT: Earnshaw Ecohouse, USGBC Green Home Tour
WHERE: Address will be sent after registering, Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati
WHEN: Wednesday April 26, 2017 6 to 8 pm

This conscious community home’s goal is to be off the grid in 2017. You’ll learn some simple but very effective ways to limit energy use as well as reduce water consumption and eliminate waste. Their garden is an example of permaculture principals. All within a very low budget.

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Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration Media Alert

Apr 17, 2017 11:58:54 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Marketing, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Green Home Tours, Business to Consumer Advertising, Featured, green home tour, Adaptive Reuse, cincinnati leed platinum, leed platinum, Greater Cincinnati Earth Day

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WHAT: The 47th Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration: Theme “Local Food” 
WHERE: Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242
WHEN: Saturday “Official Earth Day”, April 22, noon- 7 p.m.

This free, family-friendly event hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition, will feature over 100 vendors and exhibitors offering Earth-friendly products and interactive educational activities, live music, a beer garden, petting zoo and recycling games.

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Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration: Theme “Local Food”

Apr 11, 2017 9:43:43 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Marketing, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Green Home Tours, Business to Consumer Advertising, Featured, green home tour, Adaptive Reuse, cincinnati leed platinum, leed platinum, Greater Cincinnati Earth Day

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WHAT: The 47th Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration: Theme “Local Food” 
WHERE: Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242
WHEN: Saturday “Official Earth Day”, April 22, noon- 7 p.m.

1:15 p.m. Environmental Awards presentation
1:30 p.m. Student Recycled Costume Contest
 

This free, family-friendly event hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition, will feature over 100 vendors and exhibitors offering Earth-friendly products and interactive educational activities, live music, a beer garden, petting zoo and recycling games.

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Another Cincinnati LEED Platinum

Apr 3, 2017 5:38:03 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Marketing, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Green Home Tours, Business to Consumer Advertising, Featured, green home tour, Adaptive Reuse, cincinnati leed platinum, leed platinum

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“LEEDing” by Example: Civic Garden Center’s Green Learning Station Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

The cleanest, greenest model of sustainability now stands on
former “brown field” site, right in the heart of Avondale.

Since the 1940s, the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati has been an essential resource for thousands of residents who want to make their homes and communities greener and more sustainable. To give learners of all ages first-hand experience with growing gardens and going green, the Civic Garden Center opened the Green Learning Station (GLS) in 2011 on the site of an old gas station. Featuring solar panels, an advanced water capturing and reuse system, energy-efficient building materials and a green rooftop, the Green Learning Station was carefully designed with conservation in mind. This is why the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently awarded it with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification—one of the highest standards of excellence in sustainable construction.

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Adaptive Reuse: New Life for Old Buildings

Apr 3, 2017 9:30:52 AM / by Krista Atkins Nutter posted in Green Marketing, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Green Home Tours, Business to Consumer Advertising, Featured, green home tour, Adaptive Reuse

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I'm excited to introduce you to this cool project in Vermont, so I thought I might as well do an entire article about adaptive reuse design.  Adaptive reuse is exactly what it sounds like - it's taking an old, abandoned, or derelict building and adapting it and making it useful for another purpose.  I'm sure you've seen this done many times in your area, like when an old school is turned into apartments or condos, or an old train station is turned into a museum.  Most often, the building has some historic or significant value, but it can even be turning an old warehouse into lofts or condos.  Adaptive reuse is a significant contribution to sustainable design by reducing the use of resources, reducing waste, saving historically significant architecture, and re-connecting a place to its past and community.

(The carcass of the abandoned Moran Municipal Generation Station, on Burlington's lakefront, inspired Tad Cooke (left) and Erick Crockenberg. Their charge: Turn the cavernous interior into an "innovation space." | Photo by Bear Cieri)

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Hampton Residence - USGBC Green Home Tour

Mar 27, 2017 3:01:08 PM / by Krista Atkins Nutter posted in Green Marketing, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Green Home Tours, Business to Consumer Advertising, Featured, green home tour

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The Southwest Ohio USGBC Residential Green Building Committee’s March 2017 tour showcased the Hampton Residence on Walnut St. in the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, an 1860 Italianate structure with three full floors, an unoccupied attic loft, roof-top deck and a full basement. The home was originally built as a 6-unit tenement property, but has been renovated into a single family home. The hosts of the tour were owner/architect Steve Hampton and his wife Jennifer Parr. From the beginning of the tour presentation, it was clear that visitors would be learning lessons in patience and compromise.

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