A Word from the Director

2020 is here. We now have 10 years to make the significant changes necessary to mitigate the environmental impacts of our cities. Our efforts to move our buildings to the next level must be very clear and direct. As I observed the Ohio River lapping up against Kellogg Avenue in mid-February, I reflected that now is the time to make a great change. Flooding in February is our new normal and we need to address our carbon reliance head on.

Timing is everything. If you haven’t tackled the low hanging fruit, like changing your lights to LED, this is the time to do it. Early reductions make the most significant impacts. As we move forward, please help us make an even greater change by talking with your peers and engaging your building's employees and tenants to help our community be a leading 2030 District!

We have cause to be optimistic when we work as a community. It is exciting to see our Building 

Members leveraging the innovative strategies, technologies and expertise of our Professional Partners and Community Partners. I look forward to sharing the success stories that we’ve heard about, which highlight how our Partners are helping our Members to achieve reductions in their carbon emissions. Together we are making Cincinnati a stronger, healthier and more sustainable community.

Elizabeth Rojas

Director of the Cincinnati 2030 District,
an initiative of Green Umbrella

Silver Sponsor

We thank the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 212 for becoming the first official sponsor of the Cincinnati 2030 District. Three IBEW organizations have also become Professional Partners!

Interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Elizabeth Rojas for more information.

Save the Date: 50% Solutions Series!

Energy: Moving Beyond the Why

Date: Tuesday March 31, 2020 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Location: Downtown (TBD)

Come learn about the How and What of building energy reduction strategies. From the basics first steps of buttoning up your building to bold strategies and technologies to reach the 50% energy reductions. Go Sustainable Energy will present for the second 50% Solutions Series event of 2020.

This event will be open to the public and lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please register early!

  • $15 - 2030 District Building Members, Professional Partners and Community Partners
  • $20 - General Public

Early registration for Building Members (only) will open on March 9. Building Members will receive a registration code via email. 

Registration for Professional Partners, Community Partners and the general public will open on March 19.

2020 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

The 2020 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Xavier University Cintas Center. We are excited to welcome Majora Carter as our keynote speaker as we explore the theme “Cities of the Future: Becoming a Regenerative Region.” 

Early registration closes March 15 and sustainability award nominations are now open. Learn about opportunities to become an event sponsor or exhibitor.

Cincinnati 2030 District Endorses Issue 7!

Between now and March 17, Hamilton County voters have the opportunity to "Move Forward" and vote YES on the much-needed improvements for our roads and buses. Funded by a 0.8% sales tax, the initiative will reinvest $130 million per year into improving our transportation system.

Doing so will decrease the wait time for buses, expand hours, and allow for faster trip times. The Cincinnati 2030 District is proud to endorse Issue 7, joining a broad and diverse coalition of organizations and community leaders.  Here's what you'll see when you vote YES:

  • Extending express route operating hours
  • Increasing rush hour express route frequency
  • Expansion of midday service 
  • Construction of new Park and Ride locations

The transit solutions offered by Issue 7 enables 2030 Building Members to move towards reducing their commuting related emissions while  improving air quality! Now that's a win-win!

Building Members: Please Send Us Your Data

We have begun our data collection process for calendar year 2019! Congratulations to the City of Cincinnati for becoming the first member to begin sharing their properties. In total, 14% of our 26.6 million square feet have commenced sharing their energy and water data in just 1.5 months. 

Members, please share your building data via Portfolio Manager. You can start today by following the attached Cincinnati 2030 Member Onboarding Packet

Need help getting started? Tom Schultz , our 2030 District Data analyst is available to support members in setting up their data with Portfolio Manager.

Member Spotlight:

AT580 Just Installed Two New EV Chargers

The 580 Building saw the need for EV charging stations four-years ago. Just by sheer observance of the daily parkers and by chatting with valet parkers from neighboring 21C hotel it was clear that this would be a welcomed amenity. With an often sold out over 400 car garage comprised of office tenants, residential, and transient parkers it was more than the right thing to do."

"Our commitment to lower greenhouse gas emissions in our city can be seen with the two new charging stations recently added giving us now the ability to charge five vehicles at once.”

Brian Arend, LEED Green Associate
Cushman & Wakefield, Senior Chief Operating Engineer

Implementing a Workplace Charging Program

Is your workplace ready for EV charging? Cincinnati 2030 District Members and Partners gathered at an EV Charging Roundtable hosted by EV Cincy, in February. 

Interested in learning more? Contact Carla Walker and Sarah Fischer at evcincy@gmail.com for more information about workplace charging or having an electric vehicle ride and drive demonstration.  

Already have an EV? Good news! The City of Cincinnati offers free electric vehicle parking for all-electric cars.

Welcome to the Following New Members!

Welcome to the Following New Professional Partners!

Welcome to the Following New Community Partners!

Donate Today to Support the Cincinnati 2030 District

Cincinnati 2030 District is an initiative of Green Umbrella, Greater Cincinnati's regional sustainability alliance.

Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all.

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