US Green Building Council - Ohio Chapter - Southwest Ohio Region

Green Home Tours! Posted by Eric Anderson on 05/5/17 in Uncategorized

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May 27, 2017, 10 am till Noon, – Morales Luginbill Residence

Oakley, possible LEED Gold home. It is a compact house on a small infill site in a walkable neighborhood. The large glass openings are concentrated on the south side to take advantage of passive solar. The exterior walls are offset double stud with spray foam insulation to limit thermal bridging and provide an air tight envelope. The heating system is hot water radiant. The cooling system uses high-efficiency mini-split heat pumps. There were two large oak trees on the site that had to be taken down. We harvested the lumber from them on site and have used it for the trim and stairs in the house. Here’s the house web site, “On what had been a small patch of grass in Oakley, stands a comfortable and efficient home. LEED for Homes was the tool that measured the success of its ambition to be environmentally sustainable.”

Cost: $15 per person. Free to USGBC Ohio members.

Contact Chuck Lohre to receive reminders or register for the tour at or call 513-260-9025.

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May Ohio Statewide Board Meeting Posted by Eric Anderson on 05/5/17 in Events, Featured

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Join us for the May Statewide Board Meeting for the USGBC Ohio Chapter.

This event will be available via conference call to all USGBC Ohio members.

Contact Southwest Region President, Eric Anderson, by email at to join the call.

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Luncheon: Smart Cities and Civic Engagement Posted by Eric Anderson on 05/5/17 in Events, Featured

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From Vision to Reality- Smart Cities and Civic Engagement

Join us on May 24 to explore how municipalities can further local sustainability by engaging community and stakeholders and take it from vision to reality!

In 2016, Columbus announced a winner of an unprecedented $40 Million Smart City Challenge aimed at providing a spark for social equity and revolutionize their transportation systems. The Same year, the City of Indianapolis held a 24-hour monster brain-storming Climathon session with the citizens who cared about climate change and wanted to make their corner of the world a better place (you read it right, 24 hours- no sleep!).

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

11:30 am- 1:00 pm

Top of the Market | 32 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Register here


See Flyer here: DRG Flyer

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Unlocking the “Green” Value of Your Home Posted by Eric Anderson on 05/5/17 in Events, Featured

Greening MLS Graphic copyMultiple Listing Services across the country are “greening” their listing input forms as they seek to provide fields that will enable accurate comparable searches for REALTORS, appraisers, as well as expanded client searches, and marketing opportunities for Brokers.

In order for new “green” fields in the MLS system to provide the most advantageous information, users must understand the proper language to describe “green” features, the added values “green” features offer and the liabilities associated with providing false or misleading information in these fields. Consistent information through education of the stakeholders is a key to making the addition in the MLS system successful.

This class not only benefits REALTORS, but appraisers, lenders, builders, inspectors, and thus benefits the client’s buying and selling experience.

Instructors: Paul Yankie & Barb Yankie, Green Building Consulting
CE Credit: 3 hours elective *CE CREDIT PENDING*
Cost: $25.00

Click here to register!

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