Green Building Challenge 2018

Cleveland 2030 District runs an annual friendly Green Building Challenge in partnership with USGBC Ohio Northeast Region.  The Challenge has four categories:

  • Most improved EUI (energy use intensity) from baseline through 2018
  • Most improved EUI from 2017 to 2018
  • Most improved WUI (water use intensity) from baseline through 2018
  • Most improved WUI from 2017 to 2018

We use Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) to collect and analyze data. Originally, ESPM created the Energy Use Intensity (EUI is measured as kBtu/square foot/year) baseline using a 2003 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey.  They recently updated baseline calculations using a 2012 survey.  The 2030 Districts use ZeroTool to recreate the 2003 baseline to remain consistent in the challenge year over year. 

The water use intensity score baseline is set by using the building's own 2010 water use provided by the Cleveland Water.

Congratulations to the 2018 Green Building Challenge Winners:

Most improved EUI from baseline through 2018:

Winner: City of Cleveland, City Hall

2nd Place: PNC Center

3rd Place: 1111 Superior

Most improved EUI from 2017 to 2018:

Winner: K2M Design

2nd Place: Cleveland State University, Julka Hall

3rd Place: Cuyahoga Community College, District Office

Most improved WUI from baseline through 2018:

Winner: General Services Administration, Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse

2nd Place: PNC Center

3rd Place: General Services Administration, Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building

Most improved WUI from 2017 to 2018:

Winner: Cleveland State University, Julka Hall

2nd Place: Calfee Building

3rd Place: General Services Administration, Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse