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January Newsletter

By February 26, 2024Ann Arbor

This Month’s Theme: What are Your Buildings’ New Year’s Resolutions?

Where are you at in your decarbonizing journey?

The Ann Arbor / Washtenaw 2030 District is now officially serving Washtenaw County.

Architecture 2030 at COP28

ULI article COP28: Bringing the Circular Economy to the Built Environment

WRI COP28 statement: 63 Countries Commit to Elevate Cities in Climate Plans at first-ever COP Local Climate Action Summit

WRI COP28 statement: 134 Countries Sign the Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture and Put Food High on the Climate Agenda at COP28

Post-pandemic, Public Transport Needs to Get Back on Track to Meet Global Climate Goals article – World Resource Institute

  • Conquer the Cold Challenge
  • D2A2 Travel Pass

Additional Resources on the MI Healthy Climate Plan and Climate Pollution Reduction Grant


  • Lunch and Learn: Implementing the A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan Session 1: U of M 2024 Sustainability
    Update – Campus 2050/Vision 2034, Key Built Environment Sustainability Initiatives, and Low Carbon Building R+D Initiative
  • Conquer the Cold Challege Kick Off
  • HoW and Nonprofits Green Team Meeting #11 – Rain Garden Basics
  • Webinar: UWN hosts Jessica Simons, Director of the original Urban Wood Project
  • Kick Off Celebration – a festive evening to celebrate Ann Arbor’s 200th birthday
  • PACE in the New Year Webinar
  • ULI Healthy Places Book Talks: Inclusive Transportation – In Conversation with Veronica Davis & Shonda Wang
  • Detroit 2030 District Annual Kickoff Party & Fundraiser
  • Call for Artist Proposals – Ann Arbor 2024 Bicentennial Mural


  • “More Money, More Members, More Mission” for architects in 2024.” – Kimberly Dowdell AIA President outlines goals for the organizations including their mission focus on climate action and equity.
  • US Communities Dependent on Fossil Fuels and Coal Face a “Cumulative Burden” of Pollution, Poor Health and Job Loss – World Resource Institute
  • RMI: 1 in 7 Families Live in Energy Poverty. States Can Ease That Burden.
  • Building Decarbonization Coalition White Paper: Neighborhood Scale: The Future of Building Decarbonization

New Members:

  • Peace Neighborhood Center
  • Hayman Company
  • Ponds at Georgetown
  • Ann Arbor Woods

Member Resources

  • EGLE announces 2024 energy grants open for applications
  • Energy Management Grants
  • City of Ann Arbor Benchmarking Ordinance 2023
  • DTE’s MIGreen Power Plan
Ann Arbor Washtenaw 2030 District Jan 2024 Newsletter

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