Lohre & Assoc. will be sponsoring events at the Boulter House that allow potential owners and developers to meet LEED owners and developers of some of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana's LEED and other energy and environmental design sites. The goal of these events is to help create a community of energy and environmental design leaders. […]
From the site: The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre non-gaming cultural and historical attraction designed to commemorate Las Vegas' dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Known as the birthplace of Las Vegas, the site of the Preserve was once home to bubbling springs that were a source of water for Native Americans living here thousands of years ago. It also sustained travelers of the Old Spanish Trail and Mormons who came to settle the West.
Myself and another interested couple toured this installation in December 2007.
Mt. Airy Rain Catchers is a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) project that enlisted the help of Mt. Airy neighborhood partners to install rain gardens and rain barrels in their yards. EPA's goal is to evaluate how these individual, household actions can improve local water quality. To measure this, EPA will be monitoring the health of local Shepherd Creek before and after the installation of rain barrels and rain gardens.
The Rain Catchers project offered home owners the chance to receive an exciting, natural landscape feature that uses less water, fewer chemicals and, most importantly, less time to maintain than the average lawn. The installation was free of charge including three years of maintenance!
The Fergus Street Homeownership Project is an effort by local non profit CNCURC to increase homeownership opportunities in a targeted area of the Northside neighborhood. The group is working to build new homes and renovate existing structures using sustainable materials and practices. The first phase of this project consists of two identical houses built side by side at the corner of Chase Avenue and Fergus Street, a former site of drug activity.
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.
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.
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