Cincinnati 2030

District Digest

January 2023

A Note from the Director

As we kick off our 5th year as a 2030 District, with 7 years remaining, we can reflect on the progress we’ve made and the challenges we’ve faced. Sometimes it’s important to look at what we’ve created to know where to go next. 

In the past 4 years, we’ve put important wheels in motion by beginning reporting; finding new ways to visualize our targets and the meaning behind them; and creating tools like the Commuting Toolkit and the free Building Walk-through Program. INow in year 5, our Building Members are now moving into the planning and execution phase of our ever-evolving District’s progress.

2023 promises to be an exciting year, with new opportunities for connecting, planning and taking action. We look forward to working with all of you to make this happen. Welcome to 2023!

All the best,

Elizabeth Rojas

Cincinnati 2030 District Director

Make a Sustainability Statement - Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships and donation dollars contributed to the Cincinnati 2030 District help us provide valuable resources to help Building Members solve challenges, such as the building Energy Walk-through Program, Member Meetings, Building and Transportation Reports, Transportation Toolkits, the Building Checklist, and more.

Here's what one sponsor said:

Every dollar is important, and we couldn’t be happier about our decision to sponsor the 2022 New Year Kick-off event. We truly appreciate the way you and your team highlighted Blue Ocean as a sponsor. It looked great and meant a lot to us!

-Kathleen Collier, Blue Ocean Solids

Learn more about sponsorship options at the link here and contact Elizabeth Rojas to get started.

District Happenings

New Year Kick-Off

Wednesday, February 22 from 4:00-7:00 pm

at Historic Union Hall in OTR, 1311 Vine Street

Join us for an evening of networking, District highlights, and learning what's next for the District. Featuring an open bar and complimentary light bites. Exhibitor tables still available.

Register & find more information here.

Special thanks to our Title Sponsor Ameresco and Happy Hour Sponsor Cintrifuse!

Additional event sponsorship opportunities still available. Contact Elizabeth Rojas for more information.

Be Part of the Solution

The 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP) draft action plans are ready for the public's review.

Your input is needed to ensure Cincinnati is building a sustainable, equitable, and resilient community. Participating makes a difference - take action and join in!

To make your opinions heard, follow the link here.

In Case You Missed It!

Green Umbrella had its Annual Meeting this past December. The evening included highlights from the entire family of Green Umbrella programs, including the Cincinnati 2030 District.

To see a recording of the evening's 2030 District presentations, visit the link here.

The District in the Headlines

Energy Group Close to 2025 Target - Movers & Makers

A New 'Commuting Toolkit' Aims to Reduce Transportation Emissions - WVXU

2030 District Releases Emissions Reduction Report in Buildings - Highland County Press

Member Corner Highlights

Sign Up for Your Annual Member Check-In

Building members each receive a one-on-one virtual session to help you meet your goals. Click the link here to sign up for your session.

Please invite decision makers such as CEOs, sustainability leaders, facilities managers, human resource personnel, and all others that will help you move closer to the District goals.

In the coming weeks, you will receive an email with access to your 2022 building reports for review.

Transportation Survey Coming Soon!

Get ready, building members - the annual Transportation Survey is coming soon! This survey helps us calculate commuting emissions to see successes made and challenges ahead. Now's the perfect time to plan for making sure the survey reaches all those who commute to your building.

In the meantime, check out our commuting recommendations and transportation toolkit.

District Resources

The City of Cincinnati's Office of Environment & Sustainability announces the availability of its first two rounds of funding for 2023 for property owners as we work together to reduce the energy burden faced by low-income tenants and, in turn, make housing more affordable.

The University of Cincinnati will be integrating a Green Jobs Initiative into the 2023 Spring (Feb. 7-9) Professional & Technical Career Fair to bring forward green and sustainability related internship roles. If you are interested, register here for the career fair or visit here for more information. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Start with the Cincinnati 2030 District Library

Ask the Energy Impact Team a question in the Question Bank

Energy Star: Getting Started - Benchmark your building

Energy Star: Evaluate the economics of energy efficiency projects

Connect with providers through our Professional Partner Directory

Check out the Transportation Resource Page

Email Elizabeth Rojas to sign up for a Building Walk-Through

Of Note

Nearly all US households could cut energy cost burden by using EVs - Reuters

More than 90% of US households that own a vehicle would see a reduction in the percentage of income spent on transportation energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions if they switched to electric vehicles, a new University of Michigan study found.

Why solar microgrids are the future of sustainability - GreenBiz

Are you maximizing the value of your solar? Learn about the role microgrids play to maximize the value of solar energy and ensure resilient power.

Coming Up

Tuesday, January 31 - Deadline for Sustainability Summit Proposals & Nominations

Submit a speaker or session proposal for the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on May 12, 2023 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. You can also nominate businesses, organizations, or individuals for Sustainability Summit Awards.

Wednesday, February 22 - Cincinnati 2030 District New Year Kick-Off

4:00-7:00 pm at Historic Union Hall in OTR.

Friday, April 21 - Solar Town Hall (time TBD)

FREE for Members! More to come.

Wednesday, April 26 - 2030 Member Building Union Hall Tour & Happy Hour

FREE for Members! More to come.

Coming Summer 2023 - Cincinnati 2030 District Summit

Welcome to the District!

New Visionary Sponsor

New Silver Sponsor Sponsor

New Professional & Community Partners

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