MadTree’s Alcove location achieved LEED Gold Certification in Cincinnati’s historic Over-The-Rhine — only one of four restaurants in the OTR/Pendleton area with this certification. LEED is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability that provides a framework for healthy, efficient, carbon and cost-saving green buildings.
“MadTree is committed to building a sustainable company. From LEED Gold certification to our commitment to 1% for the Planet, to closing both of our locations today and planting 75 trees in Lower Price Hill with our partners Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Cincinnati Parks and Groundwork ORV, we are walking the walk.” said Rhiannon Hoeweler, MadTree’s VP of Experience & Impact.
Founded in 2013, MadTree has always been driven to build something bigger than themselves. They are members of 1% for the Planet with a commitment to donate 1% of sales to non-profits focused on environmental sustainability. With Alcove, every detail of decor down to the wine list carrying exclusively B-Corp, biodynamic, or female owned vineyards, is done to create an incredible experience with purpose.
MadTree and real estate developer, 3CDC, were very intentional in designing the Alcove space. Examples of sustainable decisions include:
- 99% of the original structure was preserved during construction
- Use of high efficiency LED lighting
- High-grade air filters, C02 sensors, and VOC air quality monitors
“Obtaining LEED Gold is no easy achievement. It was great partnering with MadTree on Alcove and seeing their commitment to sustainability. We’re extremely proud of the work on this project to attain the certification,” said Katie Westbrook, 3CDC Development Director.
From a lush and expansive living wall with over 2,000 plants, to a Pollinator Garden with 1% For the Planet partner Rothenberg Rooftop Garden, the space is as beautiful as it is sustainable.
Some of the pollinator garden plants are even used in Alcove by MadTree’s farm-to-table dishes that focus on using local ingredients. The garden was recently recognized by the Cincinnati Horticultural Society with the Gardner Recognition Award.