A message from our Director:

Cincinnati is committed to do its part to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees and adapt to the most severe impacts of the climate crisis facing our region. The recent IPCC report concludes that we need to act with rapid and bold actions to reach these goals—we must collectively reduce our CO2 emissions in the urban built environment. Through the visionary work and dedication of our Building Members, Community & Professional Partners, the Cincinnati 2030 District is helping to lead this effort. Let’s continue to make Cincinnati one of the most sustainable cities, together. 

If you’re already a member of our community, thank you for your commitment to reducing our District’s emissions by 50% by 2030. There’s some exciting updates in this newsletter for you below, in addition to important details regarding your 2021 data submission and District-wide report.

If you’re interested in our work or want to become a member or partner, keep on reading! There’s never been a better time to create your building's emissions reduction plan with the support of our District. Please always feel free to reach out to me or my colleague Tom Shultz for more information.


Elizabeth Rojas, 2030 District Director

Join us for the 2030 District Summit on June 15th! 

Do you know a building owner or manager who passionately wants to see our region become one of the most sustainable in the Midwest? Make sure to invite them to participate in this event! 

Sessions at the 2030 Summit will feature regional experts across private, public, and nonprofit sectors, where attendees can learn more about the District and our strategies to effectively reduce building emissions. This exciting half-day conference is the perfect chance to connect with other 2030 District members and partners ahead of the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on June 16th.

The 2030 District Summit is FREE for 2030 District members and partners. Guests and general public are welcome to attend at $75 per person. Through a partnership with AIA Cincinnati, the 2030 Summit's sessions have been submitted for AIA CES approval. Learn more and register today!

Register Here

Members, have you shared your data? 

We need to receive your building’s complete 2021 energy and water data in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager by JUNE 6TH to generate your individual building and District-wide reports. 

As a free benefit upon submitting your data, all District members receive a complete, individual building performance report. We are proud to have produced 188 reports in 2020 and are excited to share our 2021 reports later this year! 

Already submitted? Schedule your annual Member Check-in meeting to learn about your building’s performance and review your report with our team.

Without YOUR data, our District can't track its progress. Email Tom Shultz, Cincinnati 2030 District Managerif you need support or have any questions. We are here to help!

Input Data Today

Commuter Survey Results

In 2021, we issued the District’s first large-scale commuter survey to building occupants of District member buildings. Over 300 buildings participated, capturing responses from over 3,000 building occupants! 

Special shout-out to 2030 members Rhinegeist Brewery, altafiber, M+A Architects, and Enriching Spaces who all had over a 60% response rate! Thanks also to The Community Action AgencyCincinnati Art Museum, altafiber, and Columbia Plaza for being the first survey respondents. 

Participating members were eligible for some great raffle prizes, donated by Red Bike, Metro, and Sleepy Bee Cafe! Prizes & winners included:

  • $100 Red Bike passes: Cincinnati Zoo, GBBN, altafiber

  • $30 Metro Bus passes: Kroger, Columbia Plaza, City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum, Community Action Agency

  • $25 Sleepy Bee gift certificates: Cincinnati Art Museum, M+A, Deskey, CAC, Great Parks, Enriching Space, Rhinegeist

Stay tuned for a full survey recap report which will be released later this year in our 2021 District-wide report. 

Thanks to all who attended our Solar Town Hall! 

Folks came out on a beautiful Earth Day to learn about solar energy and meet local providers, installers, and organizations promoting solar technology across our region. Event attendees included Councilmember, Meeka Owens, and the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability Director, Michael Forrester. Thanks so much to our Marquee Sponsor, Local IBEW 212, and their NECA training facility for hosting! Special shout-out to our event partners High Grain Brewery, PRO Lighting & Solar, and AIA Cincinnati for their support.

Metro events for building managers/owners

Metro is offering local property managers and business owners the opportunity to schedule an in-house Metro Week! In lobbies throughout Hamilton County, Metro will host an event on bahalf of interested properties for building occupants to learn about Metro’s Transit App & other exciting updates to bus transportation throughout the city. As part of the event, Metro will provide free coffee and giveaways! For more information and scheduling, contact Amy Rasmussen, Director of Ridership Development, at
513-207-5104 or 

Member Energy Resources

Do you have a question about your building’s Energy Consumption, or want to learn how other organizations are approaching a particular energy or water issue? Add your questions to the 2030 Member Question Bank and meet with a team of experts!

Welcome to our new Building Members
& Partners!

We are excited to welcome a new Building Member: Cintrifuse!

Welcome to our new Professional Partners: WINT, M&M Mid-Valley Service and Supply, and Connecte!

Welcome to our new Community Partners: Ohio Environmental Council, Vertical Solutions Inc., and The Health Collaborative!

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.

513.541.1538 | PO Box 14270, Cincinnati, OH 45250

Thanks in part to the generous support of the Duke Class Benefit Fund,
and to our Marquee Sponsor IBEW Local 212.