2022 Cincinnati 2030 District Summit

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



  • Professional Partner Expo - Get to know our District's professional partners and the services they provide to help you achieve your goals! Professional partners are invited to reserve a table for $50 - or sponsor the event and receive a complimentary table!
  • Educational workshops and case studies throughout the afternoon focused on solutions related to the District's four pillars (energy, water, transportation, and occupant health).
  • Keynote by Mark Fisher, Senior Director of Facilities, Planning and Sustainability, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Happy Hour and networking
  • CEUs - Seeking AIA HSW and self-reporting for Professional Engineers, WELL AP and LEED GBCI credits

Session 1: Beginning your 2030 Journey

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
  • Emma Cotter: Director of Operations and Sustainability, Wee Hive (Sleepy Bee, Aster, Waggle)
  • Frances Kroner, CEO/ Executive Chef, Sleepy Bee Cafe
  • 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

Hear a short introduction to the district progress and learn from building members and partner about how they’ve strategize 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

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

Guests and general public: $75 registration.

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


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.

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

Questions about registration? Contact charlie@greenumbrella.org

Event Address: 
1311 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45020
Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Union Hall