Hamilton County and Columbia Plaza Reach Energy Star Certification

We're thrilled that 2030 members Hamilton County and Columbia Plaza have received the prestigious ENERGY STAR Award in 2020. This places these buildings in the top 25% of the most efficient operated buildings in the United States!

Hamilton County boasts five ENERGY STAR certified buildings:

  • 800 Broadway for 12 years
  • Todd B. Portune Center for County Government (County Administration Building) for 9 years
  • 230 East Ninth Street (William Howard Taft Law Center) for 8 years
  • 250 William Howard Taft for 7 years
  • 222 East Central Parkway (Alms & Doepke) for 6 years

Did you know that commercial buildings that earn ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35% less energy than typical buildings and release an average of 35% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere? Let’s see how many 2030 District buildings can earn the ENERGY STAR certification! Take advantage of the program’s free training. Tenants can also find resources and find out if they qualify to take part in the ENERGY STAR Tenant Space program. Remember, our Professional Partners are here to help you on your journey.

It was great to reconnect (virtually) with our Building Members at the annual New Year Kick-off and Occupant Health Launch, sponsored by M+A Architects. We had exciting presentations from The International Well Building Institute (IWBI) and The Health Collaborative. 

Members learned about new program, the District's expanded boundary, and the soon-to-be-released Guide to Occupant Health, created by the Cincinnati 2030 District in collaboration with IWBI. Watch the recording and check out the one pager of the first 2030 District Occupant Health Pillar.

Newsy’s Modern Metropolis will air on WCPO!

From climate change to population growth, this story is about Cincinnati taking control of its destiny by preparing for the future ahead. The docuseries prominently features 2030 District Members, the City of Cincinnati, and the early formation of the 2030 District. Check out the trailer and tune in on Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 pm.

Cincinnati 2030 District Members have a rare opportunity for a tailored renewable workshop. RMI, the World Resource Institute (WRI), and the City of Cincinnati, are partnering on an Ohio-focused virtual workshop series on Renewable Energy Procurement Strategies this April. This session is for Building Owners, Managers and Developers interested in procuring renewable energy. Space is limited and 2030 District Building Members will be prioritized. Reach out to Ali Rotatori with RMI if you are interested in joining.

In case you missed it, we released our 2019 progress report, which shows that our member buildings are tracking above where we need to be to reach out 2030 Goals in energy! A huge shout to all that participated in Cincinnati’s very first 2030 District Progress Report. Simply put, we could not have done it without you.

Speaking of Data, make YOUR building count!

2020 Data collection has begun for Energy and Water. Deadline April 30, 2021. We understand that there will be some unusual data for the first year of the pandemic, but it is still very important to understanding how we did as a district, and will give you insights into how your building was running during this time. This is how we track progress over time. We can help connect you with the appropriate District Professional Partners.

Thanks to all who fulfilled their 2030 District Member commitment to report water and energy data last year! You will be receiving your individual property reports in March and April when we have our check-in. Connect with Elizabeth to schedule your check-in today.

For those that have not shared their data, please connect with us as soon as possible to be included in our 2020 Report. Email Tom for support with entering your data. We are here to help!

CMTA and M+A Architects are among 130 signatories of "Build Back Better" - a letter sent to Gina McCarthy and the Biden administration advocating better buildings, healthy housing and resilient communities.

Support the health of all occupants of your buildings with healthy, local food. At the recent Food Policy Council Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) webinar, attendees learned about local food procurement. Check out the recording and a series of short interviews with local farmers.

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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