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Join the 2030 District movement.  Cleveland is one of 23 Districts across North America working to help commercial buildings reduce their energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions by 50% from prescribed baselines by the year 2030.

You will be part of a community of organizations working to mitigate the built environment’s impact on climate change.  We have the technology, products and know-how. Together we can make a difference.

Become a Member – Commercial Building Owners

  • Be a leader.  Join the over 70 MSF of properties who have committed to our goals, putting Cleveland at the forefront of the movement to mitigate the effects of climate change. 
  • Receive confidential building performance reports to measure progress, understand how your building is operating, and benchmark it against similar buildings.
  • Access to professional and community partners who may provide free and discounted services to help you develop a roadmap and achieve your efficiency goals.
  • Access to our education sessions on a variety of topics to keep you informed of cutting edge technology in green building.
  • Access to other building owners and managers to share best practices.
  • Cleveland 2030 District can be a resource for information on many issues facing commercial building owners and managers.
  • There is no fee to become a member.

For more information on how to join the district contact

Become a Professional Partner – Building Industry Professional Services and Products

  • Join our community of professionals supporting the District’s mission and lend your expertise, products and services to help us achieve our goals.
  • Access to the over 70 MSF of commercial properties who have pledged their commitment to operational efficiency.
  • Potential to speak at one of our many education sessions to share information about the newest green building technology and products.
  • Be listed as a partner on our website that provides information about your company and links to your website.
  • We will promote one of your events annually. 
  • We ask for a $1,000 sponsorship per year.

For more information on how to join the district contact

Become a Community Partner

  • Join our community of like-minded organizations to promote environmental stewardship, environmental justice, diversity, equity and inclusion to make Cleveland a more sustainable and resilient city. Together our voice is stronger.
  • Expand your reach to our 70 MSF of participating properties, professional partners and followers of the 2030 District.
  • Offer our notable education sessions to your members and followers.
  • Be listed as a partner on our website that provides information about your company and links to your website.
  • There is no fee to become a community partner.

For more information on how to join the district contact

District Boundaries

How do we determine our goals?

Our performance goals have been provided by the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning

How can these goals be achieved?

We seek to develop realistic, measurable, and innovative strategies to assist district property owners, managers, and tenants in meeting aggressive goals that reduce environmental impacts of facility construction and operations.

These collective efforts will establish the District as an example of a financially viable, sustainability focused, private sector driven effort that maximizes profitability and prosperity for all involved. Through collaboration among diverse stakeholders, leverage of existing and development of new incentives and financing mechanisms and development and communication of shared resources, the 2030 District seeks to prove the business case for sustainability. Property owners will not be required to achieve the goals of the District by legislative mandates, or as individuals.  Rather, this type of goal achievement requires sharing of resources and ongoing collaboration to make high-performance buildings the most profitable building type in Cleveland.

After achieving these goals what will Cleveland look like?

Achieving the 2030 Challenge targets at a district scale, and focusing on existing medium to large buildings that are privately owned, will provide a working model that other cities and regions can use to reduce emissions and impacts. While individual buildings will have specific opportunities for energy reductions, a district approach will provide the opportunity for district-wide heat recovery, distributed generation, and other district energy efficiencies that can reduce the demand for resources. The 2030 District will provide members a roadmap to own, manage, and develop high performance buildings by leveraging existing market resources and by creating new tools and partnerships to overcome current market barriers. This type of collaborative action is a strategic undertaking to help Cleveland move aggressively toward carbon neutrality between now and 2030 and represents a major investment in the future of the city and the Northeast Ohio.

2030 Districts Network