2022 Cincinnati 2030 District Summit

  • June 15, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH


  • This event is free for Cincinnati 2030 District members and partners.
  • Already registered for the Sustainability Summit? Add the 2030 District Summit for just $50.

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We invite all Cincinnati 2030 District members, partners and supporters to our Cincinnati 2030 District Summit!

This half-day mini-conference will take place on Wednesday, June 15 as a pre-conference intensive for this year's Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit (taking place the following day on Thursday, June, 16).

Cincinnati 2030 District Summit
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 1:00-6:00 PM
Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street


  • Two educational panel discussions focused on solutions related to the District's four pillars (energy, water, transportation, and occupant health). 2.5 AIA LU/HSW - For learning objectives and CE information click hereSelf-reporting for Professional Engineers, WELL AP and LEED GBCI credit (Details below).

  • Keynote by Mark Fisher, Senior Director of Facilities, Planning and Sustainability, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Happy hour, light bites and networking


This event is FREE for Cincinnati 2030 District members, professional partners and community partners (registration code provided).

Guests and general public: $75 registration.

Professional Partners Expo Table: $50. Community Partners and Members may reserve a table for $50 after June 8th. Contact elizabeth@greenumbrella.org

Bundle and save: Already registered for the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit? Add on this pre-conference event for just $50 (registration code provided).

Questions about registration? Contact charlie@greenumbrella.org


    12:45 pm: Beer Hall Doors open 

    1:10 pm: Opening Remarks by Elizabeth Rojas, Director, Cincinnati 2030 District

    1:20-4:30 pm: Partner Expo, District Pillar Roundtables, and Networking (runs throughout the afternoon, concurrent with breakout sessions)

    1:30-2:20 pm: Member Breakout Panel Session 1: “Beginning your 2030 Journey” (Homeroom, on 4th Floor)

    2:45-4:00 pm: Member Breakout Session 2“Strategies to meet the Cincinnati 2030 District Goals” (Homeroom, on 4th Floor)

    4:00 pm: Bar Opens with Light Bites and Complimentary Beverages - Thank you to our beer sponsor District member HighGrain Brewing!

    4:30 pm: Keynote - Mark Fisher, Vice President, Facilities, Planning, and Sustainability at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden 

    5:00-6:00 pm: Official Happy Hour, Networking and Partner Expo

    Thank you to our generous event sponsors!




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    Want to sponsor this event or the Cincinnati 2030 District throughout the year? Check out our Event and District sponsorship opportunities. Event sponsorship secures a table for the expo in addition to other benefits. 

    Media Partner: altafiber Bell Charitable Foundation

    Questions about the event or sponsor opportunities? Contact elizabeth@greenumbrella.org

    Session Details

    Session 1: Beginning your 2030 Journey1 LU/HSW

    Learn about or refresh your understanding of the District, followed by a panel discussion where you'll hear from building owners about utilizing the pillars as guide to frame and support their journey and hear about what they've accomplished.

    Speakers include:

    • Nadja Turek, PE, F.SAME, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, ENV SP, GGP, Director of Sustainability, altafiber
    • Tiffany Budd, M.A. Sustainability Operations Coordinator, Northern Kentucky University
    • Frances Kroner, CEO/ Executive Chef, Sleepy Bee Café
    • Emma Cotter: Director of Operations and Sustainability, Wee Hive (Sleepy Bee, Aster, Waggle)
    • Elizabeth Rojas, LEED AP BD+C, NCIDQ, Cincinnati 2030 District Director
    • Carl Sterner, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC Director of Design & Sustainability, Sol Design and Consulting

    Session 2: Strategies to meet the Cincinnati 2030 District Goals- 1.5 LU/HSW 

    Hear a short introduction to the district progress and learn from building members and partners about how they’ve strategized to implement successful projects in this panel discussion. Also learn about how the District can support existing CSR and ESGs, and be a springboard for new goals.

    Speakers include:

    • Daniel Lessing, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, Client Leader, BHDP
    • Pete Metz, Director, The Connected Region, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
    • Hunter Swope, EIT, LEED GA, EcoDistricts AP, Building Science Engineer, CMTA
    • Jerry P. Noble, Vice President, Regional Director, Pepper Construction of Ohio
    • Thom Anderson, PE Mechanical Engineer, CMTA
    • Amy Malmstrom, RA, LEED AP, WELL AP, Owner’s representative
    • Elizabeth Rojas, LEED AP BD+C, NCIDQ, Cincinnati 2030 District Director


    Learning Unit Partner

    The Cincinnati 2030 District is a collaborative effort to create a network of healthy, sustainable and high-performing buildings in the city of Cincinnati. Participating members make a collective commitment to reduce their buildings' energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions by 50% by the year 2030.

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