The popular trend to “go green” is catching on not only on an individual level in Cincinnati but also through the renovation of historic downtown buildings. Yet other than recycling, finding ways to jump on the green bandwagon can be challenging.
Monroe Mechanical and HOUSH, two companies providing energy-efficient systems since 1954, have opened GreenSource Cincinnati with a mission to inspire the Midwest building community with energy-efficient, sustainable technologies.
With the help of more than 50 green-affiliated partners, they’ve transformed a once energy-deficient downtown building into one up to Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) standards.
“The building is basically like a library, a resource for other companies to base going green from,” says Ez Housh, president and CEO of Monroe Mechanical.
Architects, property managers, data managers and other technology partners are encouraged to view the four-story resource center full of in-action commercial and residential green technologies such as a grey water reclamation system, a green roof, a green data center and more. The building’s top floor is being refurbished into a “four star hotel suite demo center,” Housh says, where hotel company executives can learn how to go green. Tours of Greensource available by appointment.
GREENSOURCE CINCINNATI: 19 E. Eighth St., Downtown, www.greensourcecincinnati.com
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