US Green Building Council - Ohio Chapter - Southwest Ohio Region

Neighborhood Development MC: Derelict Properties – Blight or Bonanza? Posted by Seth Pirie on 06/6/14 in Building, LEED, Neighborhood Development

Land and building vacancies are not a new phenomenon – it is the extent of current and growing blight, locally and across the country that has become a remarkable landscape, alarming communities and public authorities. …the LEED Neighborhood Development rating system is a positive diagnostic tool for approaching vacant lot investments – thinking about land apart from buildings.

Read More

Neighborhood Development MC: Focus Groups Address Chronic Blight Posted by Seth Pirie on 06/6/14 in Building, LEED, Neighborhood Development

Student workshops at the University of Cincinnati’s Niehoff Urban Studio tackled vacant lot initiatives for two venerable Cincinnati urban identities: Walnut Hills (including East Walnut Hills, Evanston) and Price Hill (Lower, East, and West). Community leaders joined with students and hosted predesign fieldtrips to these specific eastside and westside community locales.

Read More

Green Living MC: #CincyGreenScene on Instagram Posted by Seth Pirie on 06/6/14 in Events, Green Living

The Green Living Member Circle (MC) wants to know: What you do in your everyday life to be green? We want to gather images and video clips on Instagram of you doing what you do best: practicing sustainability. By tagging your posts with #CincyGreenScene, your idea will be accessible to others, and be entered into a competition to present your idea at the 2014 Green Homes Summit.

Read More

Green Living MC: Inaugural Design Workshop at Park + Vine Posted by Seth Pirie on 06/6/14 in Events, Green Living

Saturday May 24th the Green Living Member Circle (MC) hosted a design charrette at the popular Over-the-Rhine general store, Park + Vine. This was the first of many events in which the Green Living MC will partner with Park + Vine. It will be creating a series of green living workshops on subjects ranging from composting to green cleaning to vegan cooking.

Read More