In April 2010, emersion DESIGN developed an innovative, two-year energy-efficiency program known as Energy Design Solutions to provide education and outreach to architects, engineers, developers, facilities managers and owners of commercial buildings. The goal of the program was to reduce energy consumption throughout Ohio.
emersion DESIGN Headquarters and The Highland Medical Office Building were highlighted in the 2013 edition of Being Green in Cincinnati Magazine!
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) held their sixteenth annual Cincinnati Design Awards on Friday November 10, 2012. Winners were announced at the awards ceremony in The Hall of Mirrors at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati.
We are making room for art. At the Cincinnati Art Museum, in Kennedy Heights, at Music Hall, in Washington Park, at the Emery, at the Clifton Cultural Center and in sites all over the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region, we are building on what makes this area such a vital community. We are doing so by expanding our heritage both physically and through programming. We are showing how art brings us together and makes for a better future.
Brewster Rhoads isn’t sure why people don’t associate green progressivism with Cincinnati. They should, he says, pointing to program after program and person after person who are working together to advance and advocate for energy efficiency programs, green building technologies and cutting edge innovations throughout the region. In fact, he ticks off so many efforts — in so many pockets of the city and the region — it is impossible to keep up.
Students will see a newly remodeled Procter Hall in the spring as the building nears the end of a year-long exterior renovation.
emersion DESIGN is excited to have been honored with a Merit Award for the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Headquarters Building at the 15th annual Cincinnati Design Awards!
emersion DESIGN won the Business Courier Best Places to Work 2011 award for Legacy Financial Advisor and Micro Veteran categories!
Architect Jim Cheng will present the design process and ideas behind the renovation plans for the original Art Academy building at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The talk is part of the opening of the exhibition “Old Building New Life” at the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. The talk will begin shortly after the exhibition opening begins on October 18th at 6pm.
The Cincinnati Art Museum broke ground Wednesday on the renovation of the Art Academy Building for reuse as the Mary R. Schiff Library and staff offices.
Instead of sitting vacant and filled with cobwebs and ghosts like many historical buildings in Cincinnati, the old Art Academy is being restored to hold staff offices and a library for its neighbor, the Cincinnati Art Museum.
At the latest gathering of 140 local sustainability advocates, members of the newly forming group known as the Green Umbrella shared best practices, brainstormed ideas for the future and experienced fellowship in the first Gold LEED certified Red Cross headquarters in the country.
The Cincinnati Art Museum announces that it has awarded the contract for the renovation of the old Art Academy Building to Danis Building Construction Company. The total cost of construction is $11.2 million, which is $1.5 million less than previously estimated.
The Cincinnati Art Museum awarded the contract for the renovation of its former Art Academy building to Dayton-based Danis Building Construction Co.
After more than 100 years in the area, the American Red Cross Cincinnati Regional Chapter undertook its first capital project, the first project for which they raised money. And that historical project is the chapter’s brand new headquarters building.
Article: The New York Times – Creek Restoration Keys Cincinnati’s Battle Against Urban Blight, Stormwater
The federal agency has not signed off on the proposal yet, but sewer district officials are hoping that the idea to daylight, or recreate, the Lick Run stream that once ran through South Fairmount will comply with the consent order. The Lick Run Alternative, as it is called, will also test the technical feasibility of such an undertaking and the public’s receptiveness to a natural sewerage solution.
The news has been filled with stories of young professional’s moving out of the big cites, such as New York, due to economic woes and excessive cost of living. If you are one of those considering a change, why not check out Cincinnati? It’s at the top of the list of YP friendly cities in the U.S., in fact, the city and its government, institutions, organizations and businesses would love to have you.
Cincinnati’s role as a national center for green progressivism gets spotlighted this week when the Greening the Heartland conference brings some 1,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors to downtown’s Duke Energy Conference Center.
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With more LEED projects than anywhere else in Ohio and the fourth largest number of LEED accredited professional in the Midwest, Cincinnati is a national hub of sustainable building practices. The Cincinnati Chapter was selected to host the conference this year from a competitive crowd of sixteen chapters in the twelve-state Heartland region of the US Green Building Council.
Designing military projects for the federal government can be challenging work, owing to additional restrictions, paperwork, and other obstacles. But those who can thrive under those conditions find a wide range of projects being constructed. In many cases, those projects are using precast concrete components more often, as government agencies become aware of the benefits and designers and contractors show how efficiently these designs can be produced.
With more than 1,400 current manufacturing sites and 400 available sites, Montgomery County is a good place to locate green manufacturing jobs, said a Cincinnati architect and others at a Green Energy Ohio conference Friday at the Dayton Convention Center.
With more than 1,400 current manufacturing sites and 400 available sites, Montgomery County is a good place to locate green manufacturing jobs, said a Cincinnati architect and others at a Green Energy Ohio conference Friday at the Dayton Convention Center. “There’s certainly more capacity here than in Hamilton County,” said Shawn Hesse, an architect with Cincinnati’s Emersion Design.
Most have boarded the sustainable design train and can understand the true economic and environmental benefits to this movement. Below are a few trends that are on the horizon that will shape humanity’s future…
Many people talk about the “triple bottom line”, or “three-legged stool” of sustainability – environmental, economic, and social impacts. However, when discussing sustainable features of construction projects, the social impacts are often left out of the picture.
Most have boarded the sustainable design train and can understand the true economic and environmental benefits to this movement. Below are a few trends that are on the horizon that will shape humanity’s future.
Article: Enquirer – Architecture firm builds with community in mind, Emersion Design about more than making money
Architecture firm builds with community in mind Emersion Design about more than making money Enquirer By Val Prevish Enquirer Contributor NORWOOD – A group of likeminded architects broke away from an established local firm in 2007 to form their own company, focusing on the needs of their clients and respect for community. Four years later, [...]
The old adage that you can’t improve what you can’t measure is very true. Unfortunately, there are many examples of ‘green’ projects that have negative social impacts. Six workers died building the newly LEED Certified CityCenter project in Las Vegas, the labor practices of countries like Myanmar (where most bamboo is grown) have been criticized by the U.N. and other human rights organizations, and right here at home, more than 100 cases of wage theft have been reported in Hamilton County in the last two years.
LEED certification for natatoriums is the same as for buildings, but the strategy to obtain it is a little different. Start by deciding the goals for the property, and then match those goals with the rating system for LEED-certification requirements.
“LEED certification is the validation of what you’ve done to develop a more environmentally friendly building,” says Chad Edwards, president of Cincinnati Regional Chapter of the USGBC and principal with Emersion Design, an architectural design and engineering firm specializing in green-building designs. “By understanding the true goals of the project, you can better focus on the aspects of LEED certification.”
When Andreas Kirtley began looking to fulfill his dream of home ownership, it definitely didn’t include a suburban address with a large yard and a three-car garage.
Kirtley, 28, chose to buy a condominium in an urban neighborhood, Over-the-Rhine, near downtown Cincinnati, where recent re-development has created a thriving community of small businesses and new residential units. These amenities are attracting buyers looking for a way of life that emphasizes foot traffic rather than auto traffic and puts a priority on green building practices.
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