GreenSource Cincinnati to celebrate grand opening downtown

GreenSource Cincinnati will celebrate the grand opening of the region's first LEED demonstration center on Thursday, March 18.  The father son combination of William "Ez" and Will Housh have been working on renovating the downtown Cincinnati structure over the past year and are finally ready to share the fruits of their labor.

The 135-year-old structure was given a green makeover by the Housh's who reused existing building materials when possible, refinished wood flooring, added insulation, and installed energy-efficient heating, plumbing and lighting systems inside the nearly 10,000 square-foot structure.

"Our goal is to be a resource center and to inspire the Midwest building community with energy efficient, sustainable technologies," said Will Housh, GreenSource Cincinnati CEO.

The $1.5 million green makeover project is registered for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and will showcase green building products and services.

"It's so important that people be able to see, touch, and understand these products for real-world applications," said Ez Housh who will be on hand for the celebrations on March 18 that invite green building professionals including commercial builders, architects, designers, engineers, building owners, property managers, and other event attendees to explore the new center and experience what GreenSource Cincinnati has to offer.

Once open, GreenSource Cincinnati will host regular events that will showcase energy efficient building systems, technologies and other green products with more than 50 technology partners displaying green products and services at the center.

The grand opening event is free and will run from 5pm to 8pm at GreenSouce Cincinnati's new 8th Street center (map).  Those interested are asked to register for the event by calling (866) 846-4733.

Writer: Randy A. Simes
Photography by Tiffani Fisher
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