LOCATION

EcoLogic Life

Design Studio & Showroom

530 W. Ojai Ave.
Suite 207
Ojai, CA  93023

by appointment

Mon - Fri 9-6

805.648.2626

PROJECT IMAGES
Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design

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EcoLogic Life began in 2007 when founder and manager Cynthia Louise made a trip to Ojai and Ventura County, CA and recognized the strong desire of the people to shift their lifestyle to a much more sustainable way of living. She set out with a mission...

to make eco-friendly building materials accessible, and to teach ways of creating beautiful, healthy, affordable environments that promote sustainability and can be a source of well being.

Cynthia Louise has over 15 years experience offering personalized interior design services, and has been a proponent of environmental causes for many years, beginning with Environmental Studies courses in college. She received her degree in Interior Environmental Design and began her career as an Interior Designer. She then worked many years as a Territory Manager/Specification Consultant for a variety of building material and finish suppliers, assisting architects, designers and contractors with design, technical & sustainability information. During that time, she built two new homes of her own with conventional building materials. She became very ill and it took a few years to determine that it was her homes, with their toxic finishes and materials, which were making her ill. By changing her environment and surrounding herself with natural and healthy alternatives, she has regained her health. 

Cynthia is currently active in designing projects for both residential and commercial spaces with an eye on the environment, health, and universal accessibility. She also spends part of her time researching, reviewing & writing about eco/healthy building and sustainability commitments of ecotourisim resorts, destinations and other lodging and restaurants. Cynthia is passionate about sharing her knowledge of healthy, eco-friendly, sustainable building.  She is available for speaking/teaching engagements, consultations on material selection & specification, space planning & design, and will compile written articles for any media.

Qualifications & Training

  • Over 20 years design experience creating high quality, healthy, eco & accessible interior environments.
  • B.A. Interior Environmental Design,  Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Six hours graduate work in Interior Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Six hours graduate work in Photography, Pittsburgh Filmmakers
  • Certified Build It Green Building Professional
  • Building Biology Practitioner Certification,  Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology - in process

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Interior Designers - Western PA Chapter Board Member 1996-1998
  • American Society of Interior Designers - Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service, June 1992
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council member
  • International Interior Design Association Western PA 
  • Chapter Board Secretary 1990-1997
  • Institute for Bau-Biologie* and Ecology member
  • Ojai Valley Green Coalition - Built Environment Council member
  • Ojai Valley Museum Go Green Exhibit – designer for mock green home – 2009
  • Natural Building Network member
  • Natural Home Magazine Editorial Advisor
  • The International Ecotourism Society member
  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC) member
  • USGBC C-4 2011 Green Awards Judge

Commercial Projects List 

Banks 

  • Central National Bank Greencastle, IN entire branch - lobby / transaction / offices / conference rooms 
  • Farmer's National Bank - various branches various Indiana locations entire branch - lobby/transaction/offices/conference rooms 
  • Farmer's National Bank Headquarters Shelbyville, IN entire branch - lobby/transaction/offices/conference rooms 
  • Merchant's National Bank Indianapolis, IN headquarters exective dining room 

Corporate / Association Headquarters & Suites 

  • Allen Associates Construction Corporate Office, Santa Barbara, CA - reception / conference / offices
  • Allied Fiber Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hulman Terrace Suites 
  • American Biodyne Mental Health Services various Indiana locations waiting areas / offices 
  • Coca-Cola Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hulman Terrace Suites 
  • Don R. Scheidt Co., Inc. Appraisers various Indiana locations reception / offices / conference room 
  • Hardee's Headquarters Indianapolis, IN main lobby 
  • Indianapolis Sports Corp. Indianapolis, IN offices / conference / reception 
  • Keystone Mortgage Co. Indianapolis, IN offices 
  • Kittle's Home Furnishings, Inc. Longboat Key, FL corporate condominium 
  • Kittle's Home Furnishings, Inc. Indianapolis, IN executive offices / reception / conference room 
  • Overhead Door Co. Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hulman Terrace Suites 
  • Rollcoater, Inc/div. of Arvin Industries Kingsbury, IN main lobby / offices 
  • World Skating Academy Indianapolis, IN offices / pro shop 

Food Service / Hospitality 

  • Hillcrest Country Club Indianapolis, IN lobby / Oak Room restaurant 
  • Indiana University Briscoe Hall Dormitory snack bar 
  • Indiana University McNutt Hall Dormitory cafeteria 
  • Indiana University Reed Hall Dormitory cafeteria 

Healthcare 

  • Advanced Foot & Ankle Kokomo, IN all areas 
  • Thomas J. & Mark V. Bohnert, DDS Indianapolis, IN dental office - all areas 
  • Ohana Pet Hospital, Ventura, CA 

Institutional/Educational 

  • Indiana University Wilkie Hall Dormitory corridors 
  • Indiana University Foster Hall Dormitory formal lounge / all floor lounges 
  • Indiana University Briscoe Hall Dormitory formal lounge 
  • Indiana University MRC Dormitory ground & fifth floor lounges 
  • Indiana University McNutt Hall Dormitory library 
  • Indiana University Reed Hall Dormitory main lobby 
  • Martin House Hotel Indianapolis, IN interview / meeting room 
  • Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle Martinsville, IN auditorium / foyer 

Model Homes & Clubhouses 

  • Backbay at Geist Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Braeburn Village Apts. Indianapolis, IN exterior colors / clubhouse 
  • Clearwater Cove Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Golden Oaks Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Golden Woods Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Lake Clearwater Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Liberty Creek Community- American Housing Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Lockerbie Glove Co. Condominiums Indianapolis, IN model condominium home 
  • Williamsburg on the Lake Indianapolis, IN exterior colors / clubhouse / model apt. 

Retail

  • Bikram Yoga of Ventura, Ventura, CA  eco healthy consultation & finish selections
  • EcoLogic Life - green design build showroom Ojai & Ventura, CA showroom 
  • J. Tori Photography Ventura, CA gallery & office finish selections

Residential Projects List - We keep this list of names private but can offer referral contacts. See PROJECT IMAGES on the left side bar for a few examples.

 

 

Jon Cotham offers his environmental consulting expertise and years of experience as a Master Builder on many EcoLogic Life projects. He is founder of Healthy Eco Home / Jon Cotham Construction, and is a Certified Building Biologist (Bau-Biologie*) Environmental Consultant & Inspector, Master Carpenter and California Licensed (#661635) Building Contractor who has been creating healthy eco spaces for over 20 yrs.  He is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology.  Jon is the investigator who will sleuth out and locate the source of environmental toxins in your home or workplace, then consult with you on all the solutions to create a healthy space.  Jon combines extensive training with state of the art testing equipment to find the solution to create your healthy, beautiful home or workplace.  Each inspection includes a comprehensive written report with recommendations on how you can improve the health of your space and thereby the health of your family or employees.  Jon can then recommend appropriate remediation techniques, equipment and professionals.  

In addtion, Jon is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Professional Building Analyst and an Energy Upgrade California Certified Contractor able to to energy assessments and improvements while assisting you in getting rebates, incentives & financing.  He is also available for consultations & building services on any new building or remodeling project.  His many years of experience and training in healthy, sustainable, and natural building techniques are hard to find in the average building consultant, inspector or project manager.  His expertise combines not only seeking out the problems but knowing how to successfully complete the solutions.

Qualifications & Training

  • Over 20 years experience building healthy eco spaces
  • California Licenced (#661635) General Contractor
  • Certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) - Building Analyst Professional
  • Certified Institute of Bau-Biologie & Ecology (IBE) - Building Biologist Environmental Inspector (BBE)*
  • Certifed EPA Lead-Safe RRP Contractor**
  • Certificate of Completion - Institute of Bau-Biologie & Ecology - Advanced Natural Building
  • Diablo Valley College - Building Inspection & Codes Training
  • LA Environmental Testing Labs - Indoor Air Quality Sampling Training
  • San Francisco City College - Photography & Liberal Arts
  • Wild Earth Village Builders - Natural Clay Plasters & Cob Building Training

Professional Affiliations

  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC) member
  • Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology member
  • The Natural Building Network member
  • Ojai Valley Green Coalition – Building & Construction Committee - Chairperson - 2007-2008
  • Ojai Valley Green Coalition - Built Environment Council member
  • Ojai Valley Green Coalition - Go Green model home exhibit - Co-Project Manager - 2009         
  • USGBC Build Smart Trailer Mobile Demonstration Project - Building Professional Docent -  2009 - 2011

*Bau-Biologie®, a philosophy that began in Germany, is a word used to describe a movement promoting the use of healthy building principles as a means to improve living and work spaces and the health of people who occupy them. Bau-Biologie® literally means, "Building Biology™." Both terms are now used interchangeably and both have exactly the same definition - "how buildings impact life and the living environment."  For more information on Jon visit www.healthyecohome.com

 

Let us save you time, money and effort by seamlessly guiding youthrough the process of creating a beautiful, healthy, "green" design.

See our CONSULTATION SERVICES page for more information on the expertise we offer, and our APPOINTMENTS page to schedule a time for an initial meeting.

805.648.2626