Monday, January 4, 2010

USGBC Cincinnati to host tours of Herald Building, DeSales Flats

The U.S. Green Building Council Cincinnati Regional Chapter will hold a free tour of the LEED Gold Cincinnati Herald Building this Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

The three-story, 46,000-square-foot building at 3440 Burnet Avenue in Avondale was designed by DNK Architects, Inc. and serves as the headquarters of the Cincinnati Herald. The building also houses offices for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and street-level retail space.

In addition to earning LEED Gold certification last year, the structure was selected as a Green Building of America Award-winning project and was featured in the Real Estate & Construction Review Midwest "Green Success Stories" edition.

Designer Raffi Tomassian of DNK Architects, Thomas Stinger of developer Al. Neyer, Inc., and Franz Stansbury of the Uptown Consortium and Burnet Avenue Association will be on hand to answer questions.

RSVP to or (513) 260-9025 to have a copy of the LEED checklist reserved for the tour. Registration is appreciated, but not required.

On January 14, a tour will be held at DeSales Flats, Woodburn Avenue and Chapel Street in East Walnut Hills. Materials also can be reserved for that tour.

Photos courtesy of Chuck Lohre, chair of USGBC Cincinnati Communications Member Circle.

Previous reading on BC:
Avondale, Uptown, CPD win $15K national revitalization award (8/17/09)
Burnet Avenue photo update, 7/6/08 (7/9/08)
Model hired to plan Harvey Commons (2/19/08)
Herald Building granted CRA exemption (2/18/08)
Council to consider CRA LEED tax exemption for Herald Building (2/12/08)