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    If fiscally-conservative Cincinnati can build a Net Zero Energy police station, any city can.  We hope our story inspires copycats.

    The City of Cincinnati hired LQ Consulting to document construction of its new District 3 Police West Side headquarters, knowing the construction project would have a number of "firsts." 

 

     This would be the city's first true design-build project, its first LEED Platinum building, and the first time engaging citizens in site selection and public art.  It's the first time the city put 1% for art into a construction budget.

 

    District 3 Police Station is not only the "greenest" building in Ohio, it's the first Net Zero Energy Police Station in the USA!  

 

    Laure convinced PBS this is a national story, and PBS agrees, intrigued that Midwestern Cincinnati beat out west coast cities to build the first Net Zero Energy police station in the country.

 

    Laure raised all private funding to make this documentary. Presenting Sponsors are Frisch's and The Stephen H. Wilder Foundation. See the complete donor list under The Team.

 

    Our half-hour documentary premiered on Cincinnati's PBS station CET in 2017. NETA, National Educational Television Association selected Blue Goes Green for national distribution to PBS stations in 2019.  Some are airing it to celebrate Earth Day in April and others will run the documentary to celebrate National Police Week in May.

“District 3 Police Station is a Hit with Kids”