A Word from the Director

As 2020 comes to a close, we reflect on the progress and the challenges we've faced during this turbulent year. Thanks to your engagement, support, and efforts, we continue to serve Greater Cincinnati in meeting the climate challenges ahead.

We are proud to announce that our Building Members, who have committed to sharing their data, surpassed our goal of 75% of our square footage reporting - with 81% now reporting their energy usage. As a result, we will soon be able to share our very first Cincinnati 2030 District report! Our Professional Partners, Community Partners and Building Members have continued to collaborate on our Impact Teams throughout the year, sharing resources and knowledge to develop and fine-tune strategies that support our ambitious goals, including our soon to launch Building Walk-Through program. And our Occupant Health Team is creating the first ever 2030 District Occupant Health Pillar for our district members.

We couldn’t sustain this important work without the support of our donors, sponsors and member organizations, so as we continue strive toward our 50% reduction goals, we wanted to take a moment to thank you. Your commitment to reaching our District goals makes the Cincinnati 2030 District what it is today.

We hope you will join us at Green Umbrella's 2020 Annual Meeting on December 14 (from 9:30 to 10:30 am) to celebrate a year of growth, challenge and accomplishment, and hear what's in store for 2021.

Elizabeth Rojas, Director, Cincinnati 2030 District

an initiative of Green Umbrella

Member Spotlight: Congratulations University of Cincinnati!

The University of Cincinnati (UC) has won the prestigious "International Institutional Energy Management" award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for its outstanding accomplishments in "developing, organizing, managing and implementing an outstanding institutional energy management program."

AEE, founded in 1977, is a nonprofit professional society of over 18,000 members in more than 100 countries. We applaud the University of Cincinnati for their significant energy reductions. Learn more about the award and the financial and environmental benefits of their Utilities Energy Plan here.

Partner Spotlight: Go Sustainable Energy Strategy Session

Our friends at Go Sustainable Energy are providing a free Energy Strategy Sessions for Cincinnati District Members, meant to be a collaborative discussion about energy-related topics such as goals, organizational / facility needs, and your successes.

To participate, just answer a few brief survey questions and provide some information that is already in Portfolio Manager! Check out their program here.

Support the 2030 District with an End of Year Contribution

If you find this work of value to our community and region, we invite you to invest in our efforts with a sustaining donation or sponsorship.  Email Elizabeth Rojas to learn about sponsorship opportunities. Your support is invaluable to help us build a more sustainable region.

Help Cincy 2030 build a more sustainable region!

Cincinnati 2030 District Updates

Cincinnati is the first 2030 District to establish a district-wide Health Building Model. In January, we will host a virtual meeting for the members to learn more about the goals of our Occupant Health Pillar. If you want to be involved in shaping the Health Goals for the District, please email elizabeth@greenumbrella.org for more information.

Have you shared the District Digest with your employees or tenants? The District Digest is here for all Members and Partners as wells as their staff. Share the 2030 District journey with your group. Receiving this email as a forward? Subscribe today.

You Did it Members! A HUGE thank you to all that worked to make this incredible goal, reality! We now have 81% of the square footage is reporting their Energy Data and 22% are sharing their water data to the District. Please contact 
tom@greenumbrella.org for support in sharing your Energy and Water data.

Modern Metropolis Over the course of 2 years, 2030 Community Partner Newsy Brand Studio followed a diverse group of government, academic business, and nonprofit organizations as they worked to find common ground toward making healthier buildings and a healthier community. The culmination of this work is a documentary series called  "Modern Metropolis" that tells the story and context for how and why the Cincinnati 2030 District was formed. Watch parts 1-3 here

Green Umbrella's 2020 Annual Meeting will be December 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Join us to celebrate a year of growth, challenge and accomplishment, and hear what's in store for 2021. Register here.

Make sure to check our our District Library

Did you know we continually update our District Library with helpful information
including case studies, resource materials, and most importantly for our members, the 2030 Professional Partner Directory.


Do you have a story to share with the Cincinnati 2030 District Community? 
Send your stories, no matter how big or small, to elizabeth@greenumbrella.org.

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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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