Announcing the New Building Walk-Through Program!

On a frigid day in March, the first Building Walk-Through was conducted at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC). How apropos that they were also the Cincinnati 2030 District's first founding building member! In attendance were Daniel Lessing (BHDP), Peter Rasche (PEDCO), Mike Farrell (Creekwood), and Chuck Lohre and Dave Gearding (CAC).

Thanks to the expertise of the Cincinnati 2030 District Energy Impact Team, the program provides building members with a general analysis, and a set of recommendations for energy and water savings opportunities at no cost.

Our professional partners provide resumes for participating engineers. After training, we then pair two of the participating engineers together with a uniform checklist to walk through with the owner. The results are recommendations summarized in a report.

This unique approach allows for property owners to have a roadmap for meeting their 2030 District goals. Additional Level 1, 2 and 3 energy audits offered by many of our Professional Partners will then provide a deeper analysis for their buildings.

"I encourage everybody to sign up and do a walk-through. It was painless."

- Dave Gearding, Facilities Director, CAC

We are grateful to our Professional Partners for their participation in the program, including Go Sustainable Energy, CMTA, ThermalTech, Donovan Energy, Trane, Graphet, Siemens, BHDP, PEDCO, Melink, Heapy, Creekwood, and SOL Design + Consulting!

All 2030 District Building Members are strongly encouraged take advantage of this free service. Please contact Tom Schultz or Elizabeth Rojas today to schedule your building walk-through.

Building Members: We NEED your energy and water data. Please help the Cincinnati 2030 District succeed by sharing your data by June 24. We appreciate your efforts last year to share data. This made it possible to produce the first 2030 District-wide report! Help Cincinnati remain an active leader among the other Districts. We cannot produce the report without your data.

Transportation Pathways: As employers and employees plan their return to work policies, one of the easiest ways to hit our transportation targets is to work from home. Telecommuting even one day a week reduces your transportation related emissions 20%! These strategies make a real impact especially when coupled with other strategies. Like public transit, biking, vanpooling and electric vehicles.

Speaking of biking, May was bike month. Check out the new Tri-State Trails' new low-stress bike map! It's also getting easier to move around town with the Reinventing Metro improvements, and bus bike racks make multi-modal commuting convenient. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Red Bike PRO discount for 2030 District Members and Partners.

Green Energy Ohio's Electric Vehicle Tour stops in Cincinnati on June 9 at 2030 member Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Visit with Drive Electric Cincinnati; Solarize Cincy & Solar United Neighbors; the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Solar Race Car Team; EVentures Rentals; Solar Energy Solutions; and 2030 partner Electrada. The day will end with a tour and reception at 2030 member Melink Corporation in Milford.

Let’s help birds fly safely over and through our city to their summer and winter homes while reducing energy costs! Anyone can participate in Lights Out Cincinnati to reduce artificial lighting at night and save birds, money, and energy while reducing carbon emissions.

Join the effort by filling out this Participation Form. Check out the FAQ info here.

  • Between midnight and dawn
  • Spring: March 15 to May 31
  • Fall: August 15 to October 31

Cincinnati's Already Preparing for 2030 (Soapbox Cincinnati, by Elizabeth Rojas)

New Approaches to Sustainability Lead to High-Performance Buildings (Facilities Net, by Daniel Lessing)

The Share of U.S. Workers Who Work from Home Grew from 20% to 71% in 2020 (US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy)

The Disconnect Between Companies & Workers on 'the Return' (Cincinnati Business Courier)

Don’t forget to check out our District Library with case studies and other resources as well as our 2020 50% Solutions Series.

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

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.

Thank you to our new members, partners and sponsors!

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

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