Archive for September, 2009

Ohio Treasurer of State’s “Green Listening Tour”

Ohio Treasurer of State  Kevin Boyce has announced the Treasury will kick off a nine-city “Green Listening Tour” through September and October, with a stop in Cincinnati on Wednesday, September 30.

The tour follows the Treasury’s launch of ECO-Link Energy Conservation for Ohioans,  a program designed to help consumers save money, conserve energy and stimulate the economy by providing new green jobs.

“The Ohio Treasury wants to do its part to help Ohio emerge as a leader in the new green economy,” said Treasurer Boyce.  “The listening  tour provides a platform for Ohio residents to share innovative ideas about ways they are making their homes and businesses more energy efficient and solicit input on the ECO-Link Program.”

Join us at Cincinnati State’s ATLC Auditorium on Wednesday, Septemeber 30th from 5:30-7:30.  Parking in the Central Parkway Garage on campus will be free to all attending.

Panelists include:

  • Libby Hunter, EcoBroker, Comey & Shepherd Realtors
  • Janice Urbanik, Cincinnati Workforce
  • Larry Fiest, Cincinnati State
  • Ralph Wells, Cincinnati State
  • Scott Hawken, NextEra Energy
  • Andy Holzhauser, Cincinnati Energy Alliance
  • Quinten Harris, Ohio Department of Development

September 23, 2009 at 7:09 pm Leave a comment

LEED Accountability

The US Green Building Council announced last week that it is going to begin collecting post-certification energy data from all the buildings it certifies, following independent and in-house research showing that as much as a quarter of LEED-certified buildings are underperforming on energy usage. 

Follow the link to Sunday’s New York Times article below and let us know your thoughts.  Should LEED-certified homes be held accountable for energy use and other qualifying features going forward from the date of certification in order to hang onto their LEED certificate?  It’s a conversation we’re having in the Residential Green Building Committee of our local USGBC chapter.   We’d like to hear your thoughts as well.   Read on:

Some Buildings Not Living up to Green Label, NYT 8/30/09

September 1, 2009 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

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Libby Hunter and Jami Stutzman are local Cincinnati Realtors and members of the U.S. Green Building Council who have a passion for sustainable living. Environmental responsibility lies at the core of our business practice - let us show you how we can help with ecologically-minded real estate needs. Please browse our blog, visit our local green vendors' websites and if you are in the market to buy or sell a home, let us show you how green features can make all the difference in your experience!

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