2020 Goals: Double the local production of renewable energy each year AND Reduce the total energy consumption in the built environment by 15%.

Our Mission

The Energy Team brings together representatives from both the renewable energy sector and those working to conserve energy in the build environment. The Team is currently working to establish base line data on energy consumption in our region by consumer category. Additionally, the Team brings together commercial and residential renewable energy developers, installers, marketers, educators and customers to develop strategies to promote the deployment and use of renewable energy in our region.

Solarize Cincinnati

Bringing Solar within your reach.
Solarize Cincinnati makes purchasing solar panels for your home easy and affordable. By bringing tri-state residents together, we are able to use the power of bulk purchasing to drive down costs for you. We take the guesswork out of your project and help you determine if a solar investment is right for your home.

Green MLS

Green Umbrella’s Energy Action Team has been working with regional real estate professionals in an effort to help local homebuyers find greener and more energy efficient homes. As a result of a partnership with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) of Greater Cincinnati homeowners and their real estate agents are now able incorporate a number of new energy features into the MLS systems via an innovative Energy Efficient/Green Features form. With this form, a homeowner can identify a comprehensive set of energy saving enhancements, including specific building rating information such as LEED, Home Energy Score, HERS rating, and ENERGY STAR. The form is then uploaded into the MLS system and searchable by realtors to share with prospective buyers. In the year ahead, the Energy Action Team will lead an outreach strategy to implement these new tools, including enhanced training to regional real estate professionals.

More information available here.


PACE Financing is an economic development tool designed to assist commercial and industrial building owners to access affordable, long-term financing for clean energy improvements to their buildings.

PACE allows building owners to finance efficiency and renewable energy improvements through a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill. The repayment obligation transfers automatically to the next owner if the property is sold. Capital is secured by a priority lien on the property, so long-term debt capital can be raised from the private sector.

Get Involved With the Energy Action Team:

Contact: Ryan Bowron

Energy Action Team Chair: Doug Bell

Next Energy Action Team Meeting

Second Wednesday of every month
8:30 - 10:00 am

Green Umbrella offices 
5030 Oaklawn Drive
Cincinnati, 45227

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