Cindy Cicigoi named Executive Director of C2030D; Upcoming events; University Circle joins C2030D; 2030 Districts update.

Cleveland 2030 District Newsletter June 2015

Property Adopter 

34 Property Adopters

27+ Million square feet

31.9% Downtown participation rate

Special Events

6.4.15 Northeast Ohio USGBC Networking at Azure Sun Lounge at the 9

6.12.15 Goodtime for Design Boat Cruise & After Party

Committee Meetings

6.10.15 GREAN Committee Meeting
Photographed by David Keltner: Church of the Covenant

Congratulations to the most current Property Adopters to sign on:
Cleveland Cavaliers - Quicken Loans Arena
Church of the Covenant
Jones Day
Magnolia Clubhouse
Medical Mutual
University Circle
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cindy Cicigoi named Executive Director of the Cleveland 2030 District

Cynthia Cicigoi was named the Executive Director of the Cleveland 2030 District on February 9th, 2015 by a Board of Directors vote. Prior to that, Cynthia acted as Interim Executive Director since September of 2014 and was an active Board member and had held a position on the advisory committee since 2013.

Since becoming Executive director, Cynthia has helped add 17 Property Adopters, representing 43 buildings as members of the Cleveland 2030 District. In addition, Cynthia has led the initiative to expand the Cleveland 2030 District to include Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood.

“We’ve really concentrated on building on the strong foundation that was laid by Jon Reidy and the Board in previous years and continuing to enhance the District’s mission of building partnerships to support the 2030 Challenge,” said Cynthia Cicigoi.

Cynthia came to Cleveland 2030 District with more than 30 years of experience in the high performance building industry. She spent the majority of her career with the RPM Building Solutions Group, where she was Vice President of Global Sustainable Initiatives. Her responsibilities included creating and implementing a global sustainable development strategy. She was also responsible for the management of the global headquarters’ campus of facilities. While in that role, the main building was retrofitted and certified as a LEED Gold building.

The Cleveland 2030 District Board is excited to have Cynthia on board and is looking forward her continued efforts to strengthen the mission of the Cleveland 2030 District.
Spotlight on C2030D Partner: Small Changes Make a Big Difference 

It's often the big projects that come to mind when a building looks to achieve significant energy usage reductions. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) took a different approach at the Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse. In summer 2011, the management team sat down to prepare an Energy Action Plan focused on low and no cost actions that could potentially reduce energy consumption. The team brainstormed with maintenance and other in-house technical staff for several months, and was able to identify many no- to low-cost operational changes. These included changing decorative light fixture lamps to low wattage compact fluorescent lamps, delamping hallways, reducing air handler run times, calibrating carbon dioxide sensors, optimizing building automation system settings, and eliminating the atrium's heating/cooling. In addition, the property manager organized after-hours inspections and developed newsletters to educate the tenants on the projects.

These operational changes made a significant, measurable impact on the building's energy consumption. As a result, the Metzenbaum participated in the 2012 Battle of the Buildings, the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Building Competition. Over the course of calendar year 2012, the building achieved a 26.7 percent reduction in energy consumption and was recognized in the "20 Percent or Better Improvement" category. In 2013, the Metzenbaum was nominated for a Department of Energy Federal Energy and Water Management Award for reducing energy consumption by 33.3 percent over the course of one fiscal year.

In June 2014, GSA made the decision to participate in the Cleveland 2030 District (C2030D). Already showing great progress toward energy efficiency, GSA gained additional perspective on our achievements by joining the District.

There is no doubt that big energy projects can result in large energy savings, but it is very important to remember that small actions focused on general operations can be equally important. The Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse serves as a great example.
University Circle Joins Cleveland 2030 District

Building owners in University Circle are set to increase their profits, attract tenants, reduce cost, and benefit from measurable progress as a result of new collective goals for commercial structures. By partnering with Cleveland’s 2030 District, property owners are joining a national network of like-minded community professionals to achieve a reduction in energy, water, and carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030. The goals of University Circle are tremendously exciting and Cleveland 2030 District is thrilled to expand its footprint to include these highly motivated new members.

“We believe that University Circle is an innovative anchor district, so it makes sense to use innovation in promoting a better community that is dynamic, walkable, livable, exciting and beautiful!” says Laura Kleinman, Vice President of Services for University Circle Inc. Anchor districts are being recognized nationally as new engines for job creation and University Circle is special in that it boasts not only ‘Eds and Meds’, but also the Arts. “2030 District provides a valuable framework for measured progress, education and best practices for our building owners.” She explains that it was important for University Circle Inc. to find a platform of local resources that would bring together property owners and professional partners at all stages of commitment; whether they’ve been implementing sustainable practices for years or are just now seeing value and are interested in leveraging strategies to their benefit.

Leading by example, University Circle Inc. was the first Property Adopter in University Circle; signing all eight of their buildings. Fast on their heels was Church of the Covenant, Magnolia Clubhouse, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. We have verbal commitments with more facilities in the area and look forward to reaching everyone.

Members in University Circle and across Cleveland are showing leadership in our community, we thank them for being a part of the 2030 District and invite you to talk to us about joining the movement!
2030 Districts Update

As of May 2015, there are ten established 2030 Districts and five emerging 2030 Districts forming. Current Districts include: Seattle, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Los Angeles, Stamford, Dallas, San Francisco, Toronto, and Albuquerque. The square footage of committed real estate also continues to expand. The total building area in the 2030 District Network currently exceeds 227 million square feet.

Emerging Districts include: Ann Arbor, Detroit, San Antonio, Ithaca, and Portland. We look forward to following the progress of these emerging Districts! 

Established and Emerging Districts will be congregating in Cleveland on September 16th and 17th for the annual 2030 District Network Summit. Previously hosted in Pittsburgh and Seattle, this event allows the Districts to set strategy and share best practices. We look forward to showcasing Cleveland to Districts across North America. 

>Click here for more information about the 2030 Districts
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