Green Building Challenge - Building Education Series 2016 - Tour Series 2016

Cleveland 2030 District Newsletter August 2016

Congratulations to the most recent Property Adopter to sign on:

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

Property Adopter 

43 Property Adopters

40+ Million square feet

36% Total District participation rate

39% Downtown participation rate

27% University Circle participation rate
Special Events

The Building Education Series 2016
9.15.16 - HVAC and Controls
11.10.16 - Operations, Maintenance, Staff, & Tenant Engagement

>Visit our calendar for a full list of events!

Committee Meetings

The GREAN Committee meets the second Wednesday of every month from 4:00PM to 5:30PM at the Osborn Engineering office, located at 1100 Superior Avenue, 3rd Floor.

Please click here to read Cleveland 2030 District's 2015 Progress Report!
Green Building Challenge 2016

The 2015 Green Building Challenge was a great success.  Thanks to all the participants and congratulations to our winners!  You can see the full details in an article published in the June edition of Properties Magazine.

We’re partnering with NEO USGBC again to present the 2016 Challenge.  This year we will measure the same three categories:

•    Most improved Energy Use Intensity Score from baseline through 2015
•    Most improved Energy Use Intensity Score from baseline through 2016
•    Most improved Energy Use Intensity Score 2015 to 2016

Energy Use Intensity is measured as total energy use in kBtu per square foot per year.  Cleveland 2030 District will help you get set up on Energy Star Portfolio Manager and enter your utility data.  We use this free online tool to measure results. 

> If you’re interested in submitting your building for the 2016 challenge, contact Cleveland 2030 District’s Executive Director, Cindy Cicigoi at  
Building Education Series 2016

Cleveland 2030 District partners with NEO USGBC, COSE, the Cleveland ASHRAE Chapter, the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Chapter of AIA and their Building Enclosure Council to present a series of educational sessions.  So far, each these events have sold out. 
Since our last newsletter, we presented a session in May on Water Management and Conservation.  Our dynamic speakers included Jason Wood from the City of Cleveland’s Department of Water, David Ritter from Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Michael Wallenstein from Neptune Plumbing and Richard Estremera from KeyBank.  We learned about the full cycle from supplying water to how to conserve its use and what happens as it continues through the sewer system.  With new sewer charges coming up, it’s important to know about new technology to manage water use and the Department of Water’s leak detection tools.  The session is posted on our website.
In July, we learned about the total building envelope.  It’s important to understand your building from roof to floors and windows and doors and the importance of the building enclosure to energy efficiency.  We learned about the basic concepts of how heat, air and moisture transfer in a building and how to choose the most effective fenestration systems for your building.
We had a great lineup of speaker for this event, including John Runkle of Intertek ATI,  Bob Schrock of PPG Architectural Services and William Eberhard of Eberhard Architects LLC. 
This session will be posted soon on the Cleveland 2030 District website under District Library.
Upcoming sessions:
  • September 15th – HVAC and Controls
  • November 10th – Operations, Maintenance and Staff Engagement
Registration links will be coming soon for these next two sessions.  We provide continuing education credits for:
  • BOMA
  • CES
  • AEE
  • LEED
Our thanks to the sponsors of these last two educational events,
Neptune Plumbing and Prosoco. 

Tour Series 2016

We kicked off our tour season with a parade – literally, a parade.  Our tour of the Cleveland Botanical Garden was scheduled on the same day as our Cavs NBA Championship Parade.  We had 60 people register for the tour and about 18 were able to make their way out of downtown and to the Botanical Garden.  Our thanks to Dave Lowery, Mike Logsdon and Cynthia Druckenbrod for a fantastic tour inside and out of the Garden.  We have a new appreciation for how they keep the delicate balance of energy efficiency and what they need to keep the Garden thriving.
Walking the Cleveland Botanical Garden
Our second tour of the season was the African Elephant Crossing at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  Our thanks to Nancy Hughes and Dave Winkler for a fascinating look at what makes this exhibit LEED Gold certified.  We learned about the elephants and their home (complete with heated floors) and got a first hand look at the mechanical systems.  Luckily, Al Fox with Osborn Engineering (one of our Professional Partners) was in attendance and gave some great insight into this project.  Osborn provided complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural design and construction administration as well as LEED fundamental commissioning. 
         Our African Elephant Crossing Tour Guides
         Nancy Hughes, Sustainability Manager, and Dave Winkler, Animal Keeper, Lead

Visit our website to see details on the next tours in the series.  All are in collaboration with NEO USGBC:
  • August 16th – Playhouse Square
  • August 23rd – Akron Children’s Hospital
Member and Partner Window Decals

Cleveland 2030 District is distributing window decals to our participating properties and Professional Partners.  We’re asking our partners and member buildings to display this decal to recognize them as part of the District.  Our property owners and managers are such great supporters of C2030D that they wanted more than one decal per building so multiple entrances would be covered.  Consequently, we ran out of decals!  More are being printed now and we’ll get them distributed as soon as they are available.
Bloomin', University Circle

AM Higley Co., Downtown
Look for Cleveland 2030 District Billboards

Playhouse Square and Cuyahoga Community College have shown their support by providing advertising sponsorships to the District.  They were both able to include messages on their electronic billboards.  The billboard at the US Bank building on Euclid Avenue and E. 14th Street (right under the Playhouse Square Chandelier) reads Playhouse Square is a proud member of the Cleveland 2030 District. 

Cuyahoga Community College displays a similar message on two of their billboards.  One is on their parking garage at Carnegie and Ontario (across from Progressive Field).  The other is on their billboard seen from the I-77 and I- 90 interchange at E. 22nd Street.

These messages ran through the RNC and will continue to run at least through Labor Day.  Next time you pass these, take a minute to look for the 2030 message. 
If anyone would like to offer additional billboard advertising sponsorships, please contact


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2030 Districts Update


As of August 2016, there are thirteen established 2030 Districts and five emerging 2030 Districts forming. Current Districts include: Seattle, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Ithaca, Los Angeles, Stamford, Dallas, San Francisco, Toronto, Albuquerque, San Antonio, and Grand Rapids. The square footage of committed real estate also continues to expand. The total building area in the 2030 District Network currently exceeds 277 million square feet.

Emerging Districts include: Austin, Ann Arbor, Detroit, New York City, and Portland (ME). We look forward to following the progress of these emerging Districts!

>Click here for more information about the 2030 Districts
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