C2030D now supporting 16 Property Adopters; 2030 Districts proliferating across the country; Energy Management Program = long term savings

Cleveland 2030 District Newsletter- August 2014

Property Adopter 

16 Property Adopters

19.4 Million square feet

24% Participation rate

Congratulations to the Cleveland Indians, the U.S. General Services Administration, and Cleveland State University, the latest Property Adopters to sign on! 
New Leadership for the Cleveland 2030 District 

The Cleveland 2030 District would like to announce that effective August 31, 2014, its Executive Director, Jon Reidy will be relocating to Los Angeles, California in support of his family and his wife’s new career opportunity.
Jon Reidy has worked diligently to advance the Cleveland 2030 District’s mission of building partnerships to support the 2030 Challenge for Planning goals that maximize the economic viability, environmental performance and profitability of commercial real estate in sustainable building districts throughout Greater Cleveland, Ohio.
Cynthia Cicigoi has been appointed by the Cleveland 2030 District’s Board of Directors as Interim Executive Director and will assume Mr. Reidy’s duties.  Ms. Cicigoi has been serving on the Cleveland 2030 District Board and will provide a smooth transition with no disruption to our members and the Greater Cleveland community.
Cleveland 2030 would like to express its appreciation to Jon Reidy for his commitment and service, and wish him and his family continued success

2014 Green Building Challenge

The 2014 Green Building Challenge consists of four events designed to educate property owners and operators about developing an energy management program. Additionally, this program rewards the efforts of those who implement energy efficient projects and practices. 

Three of the four Green Building Challenge events are now complete (ASSESS, TARGET, DELIVER). The latest event, DELIVER, was held at the Calfee building and discussed the implementation of an energy management 
action plan, with a focus on project financing and HVAC energy conservation measures. The last event, MEASURE, is to take place on October 21, and will focus on M&V (measurement & verification). 

It is not too late for property owners, managers, and developers to register for the challenge. The sign up deadline is September 19, but the sooner you take action, the sooner we can start working with you on benchmarking your buildings. Join the Cleveland Indians, Calfee Halter & Griswold, and Karpinski Engineering and put your best foot forward!  

>Follow this link to the Participant Sign-Up Sheet

Interior of the Calfee Building 
Small Commercial Toolkit Progress

Cleveland 2030 District, Architecture 2030 and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are in the development phases of a Small Commercial Toolkit to assist small commercial property owners and tenants of buildings less than 50,000 s.f. in their pursuit to implement and measure energy savings. 

There are three steps devoted to the advancement of a set of programs and technical tools that will reach completion in 2016. Phase one focuses on the design of a web portal and technical tools, phase two will apply the tools to identify opportunities for improvement, and phase three involves a compilation of case studies to evaluate the effectiveness and usability of the toolkit.  

We have begun outreach to small commercial property owners within the Cleveland 2030 District. Small businesses are signing up to act as demonstration partners for the project, who will use the toolkit to target a 20% reduction in energy use at their facilities.

> If you are a small commercial property owner or tenant interested in participating, contact Kemp Jaycox, Cleveland 2030 District Program Manager (216.785.5375,


2030 District Network News

Currently there are 2030 Districts in five U.S. cities: Seattle, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Denver. The 2030 Districts Network continues to expand, as cities across North America look to follow the lead of the five established Districts, with an additional ten cities planning to launch 2030 Districts in 2014:
  • Albuquerque
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Dallas
  • Detroit
  • Ithaca, New York
  • Portland, Maine
  • San Antonio
  • San Francisco
  • Stamford, Connecticut
  • Toronto
The established Districts also continue to expand in size. The total building area in the 2030 Districts Network now exceeds 100 million square feet!

>Click here for more information on the 2030 District Network

The 2030 Districts were recently highlighted in the Planetizen article, How green is My Neighborhood? Let Me Count the Ways, which discusses the top ten sustainability rating tools for neighborhoods, developers, and communities: "This is the real deal. In effect, neighborhoods rate their own resource consumption on an ongoing basis. 2030 Districts has a unique focus on existing neighborhoods and uses a bottom-up process of building owners voluntarily sharing energy, water, and vehicle emissions data and committing to common reduction goals from the Architecture 2030 Challenge. Initially limited to large buildings in the central business districts of Seattle, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Denver, the program is expanding to other cities and small building owners. It’s a stand-out approach that really walks the talk and could be a model for broader systems outside of central business districts".

National News/Best Practices 

Retrofit Chicago is a "coordinated, cross-sector plan" with a mission congruent to that of the 2030 Districts. One component of Retrofit Chicago, called Commercial Building Initiatives, seeks to reduce energy use of buildings over 200,000 square feet in Downtown Chicago. The initiative currently encompasses 48 buildings, which comprise a total of approximately 37 million square feet. With the use of EnergyStar Portfolio Manager, energy performance targets are made on a customized basis to fit the needs of each unique building. Case studies of building retrofits are developed to serve as a model for other buildings. Retrofit Chicago asks property owners, operators, and developers to commit to four primary objectives: impact, urgency, collaboration, and outreach. One primary goal of the initiative is a 20% energy use reduction within 5 years of committing.   

> Retrofit Chicago Commerical Building Initiatives: Best Practices Report
> Retrofit Chicago's home page

The article, Envision 2050: The Future of Cities, by Todd Reubold forecasts the prospective state of the world's cities by the year 2050. The educated conjectures of five professionals present an image of what cities around the world may look like if sustainable practices are followed, and also offers the perspective of what cities may resemble if sustainability is not considered in conjunction with the world's erratically growing population. These professionals offer resolutions to problems that urban areas may experience in the future.   

C2030D and NEOGBC in Properties Magazine

We are pleased to share an article we submitted to Properties Magazine that was included as part of the "Environmental Issues" section in the June Issue. The article is about the "Energy Management Program", which is the backbone of the Green Building Challenge series we are delivering in collaboration with the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC.

> Follow this link to the article (Starts on page 49.)




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