In 2007 the Checco's installed geothermal HVAC and started work on the new studio garage which has its south facing roof at the proper angle for future solar panel installation.Gerald Checco, Cincinnati Park Board Superintendent of Operations and Land Management spoke at the May 2007 LEED event at the Boulter House.
The Cincinnati Park Board Headquarters, in Eden Park, installed solar panels and a wind turbine in 2007. A nice feature is the computer display in the lobby that illustrates how much energy is being produced by the solar panels and wind turbine.
Barb Yankie of Homes +, Inc. took infrared photos of the home in the Spring of 2007 and provided a detailed report indicating where sealing work needs to be done. I plan to have all the corner and flat glass resealed before next winter. For the corners I'm using Lexel Clear Sealant from Sashco Sealants, Inc., 103300 East 107th Place, Brighton, CO 80601, 1-800-289-7290 which is the clearest I've found. Thanks to Stan Beck of Beck's Hardware for tipping me off about it. The last set of photos show the radiant coils in the living room floor.
Twenhofel School has many exciting features including: geothermal HVAC, solar panels, desiccant heat and humidity recovery wheel, utility distribution passageways above school hallways, individual heat exchangers for each classroom, energy efficient transformers, rainwater management, light baffles, rain barrels, many educational demonstrations and classroom energy use competitions.
The Cincinnati Zoo Harold C. Schott Educational Center has received Silver LEED certification. Some of the innovative features are solar panels, cement siding, conservatory surrounded by classrooms, reuse of trees from the site for furniture and native plantings which are labeled.
In the Spring of 2006 I got the opportunity to visit. One element that isn't featured most texts is that the home is placed on the north side of a hugh Maple tree that shades the entire residence.
The Civic Garden Center has plans to create a stormwater management demonstration exhibition area at this location. Plans show a green roof on the old gas station building, pervious pavement and stormwater runoff comparision areas. www.civicgardencenter.org
A tour of the first building on the site was held July 10, 2008 for about 20 individuals studying for their LEED AP accreditation. The two site photos show the low height way finding lights for the access roads and the interior of the Neyer Properties offices. Thanks to Jeff Chamot for giving the tour. Education is one of the credits they are submitting for.
This 460,000 sq. ft. commercial office campus being constructed at I-71 and Dana Avenue will include integration with the current Evanston Park on the west side of the site. Some LEED features include: integration and improvement of existing park and greenspace, high efficiency HVAC, allowing for bicycle and public transportation, job site recycling and reduced water use landscape design. LEED interior buildout will be encouraged. Illustrations by permission of Neyer Properties.
Heapy Engineering's headquarters in Dayton, OH has a green roof and many advanced area controls for lighting and tempering. This view shows the shade overhang on the south facing employee entrance.
This industrial office and warehouse was completely renovated and LEED Interior Silver documentation has been submitted. Interior tearout finishes were recycled. President, Jack King, will speak at the October 19, 2007 LEED owners event at The Boulter House. The final cost per square foot was nearly half of a comparable space. One photo shows the underfloor airconditioning and electrical distribution that they represent. Such a floor was used in the American Laundry Building in Norwood, OH. Another interesting feature of the building is that the lower floor is built into the hillside.