A Word from the Director

In the midst of the pandemic, the Cincinnati 2030 District continues to be committed to supporting our community and sharing resources. While our immediate needs are shifting to creating safe workplaces, public spaces and classrooms, our goals as a district remain as important as ever. As we navigate how to provide safety within our buildings, we have a unique opportunity to look for ways of improving them. We are here to help you navigate these very difficult times and will continue to share the expertise of our partners. 

Elizabeth Rojas, Director, Cincinnati 2030 District

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Member / Partner Spotlight: Welcome to Art Climb!

At a main entrance to Eden Park, Cincinnati Art Museum's Art Climb now opens the hillside and the museum to the surrounding neighborhood and city. The concrete and stone are more than just steps, they are an art experience and a community placemaking asset.

The opening of the Art Climb was timely, affording the public a safe way interact with nature and art during COVID. It has already become a favorite gathering spot for strolling and for health enthusiasts to run the stairs. Programmable LED lights add to the sense of wonder as the art stations await procured sculpture and small performances. 

Art Climb is Phase 1 of a site master plan that will eventually add more art and accessible pathways across the hillside, enabling the museum grounds to be enjoyed by visitors of all abilities. 

This project shines a light on the power of collaboration between Cincinnati 2030 District members and partners. We look forward to many more member success stories to come.

The Cincinnati Art Museum commissioned emersion DESIGN, Human Nature and Strand Associates for architecture, landscape and civil design. Turner Construction was the General Contractor.

Redefining Your Path to Sustainability in the Face of the Pandemic and Beyond

A virtual roundtable discussion presented by:

Date: May 26, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT

Description: This virtual roundtable is intended to bridge the gap for Building Owners, Managers, Facility Operations and Tenants. 

Experts in Corporate Real Estate, Data Science, and Design will discuss steps your organization can take to keep on track with sustainability goals while accommodating changes required in the time of COVID19. CEUs: GBCI self-report

Panelists: Jenna Rowe, JLL, Cindy Hill, JLL, Tim Hertel, Graphet Data Mining and Daniel Lessing, BHDP


The Ohio Center for Energy Efficiency (OCIEE) is a co-sponsor for this event. OCIEE provides Ohio businesses opportunities for training, energy efficiency project financing, and state funded energy programs. Its activities are coordinated by Graphet Data Mining.

Charge Forward: Electrify the Future with EV Charging Stations

Date: June 23, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT  

Description: Learn how to supercharge the buildout of the Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure. Abby Roen from EVunited will provide market insight, conduct a benefit analysis, evaluate charging speeds, discuss operational and power considerations. Andrew Conley from Clean Fuels Ohio will provide an update on grants and incentives available in the State of Ohio, including the anticipated VW settlement grants. 

District Building Data Is Coming in!

Thank you to these members for sharing their building data! In total 31% of the committed square footage across the district is reporting energy data with 12% reporting water. Our goal is to have 75% of District square footage sharing their energy and water data by August 2020.

Members, help us meet our goal by sharing your building data via Portfolio Manager. You can start today by following the attached Cincinnati 2030 Member Onboarding PacketNeed help getting started? email Tom Schultz

Issue 7 Passes!

It's official. Hamilton County Voters elected to move forward on 7. The transit solutions offered by Issue 7 help enable 2030 Building Members to move towards reducing their commuting related emissions while improving air quality.

Energy News Network: 40 Under 40

The Cincinnati 2030 District is a proud partner of the 6th annual Energy News Network ‘40 Under 40’ awards program, which highlights emerging leaders and innovators from across the U.S. who work to accelerate America’s transition to a clean energy economy.

Do you know a strong emerging leader and/or innovator? Nominate them today! The program is open to all who are under 40 at the time of their nomination. Nominations close August 7.

Professional Opportunities:

Cincinnati 2030 District in the News:

Welcome to the Following New Members:

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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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Thanks in part to the generous support of the Duke Class Benefit Fund.