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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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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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