Five New Buildings Join 2030 District

Since the last quarterly meeting in December, five new buildings have joined the Ithaca 2030 District, adding just over 55,000 square feet of committed space.

Two of the new additions, Lev Kitchen and the ReUse MegaCenter, are participants in the recently established tenant program. This program makes it possible for businesses that don't own the building they operate in to become members. Tenant members commit to the same 2030 goals as the property owner members.

Leading Downtown Developer Will Share His Green Building Journey at March 16th Quarterly Meeting

John Guttridge, along with his business partner David Kuckuk, has forged an innovative path on the west side of the Commons, breathing new life into West State/MLK and Green Streets. Their company, Urban Core, LLC, has provided an exciting example of how to transform old structures into fresh-looking, low-carbon buildings that help create a vibrant neighborhood.

Urban Core now has four buildings committed to the Ithaca 2030 District: Press Bay Alley, Press Bay Court, the old Ithaca Journal building, and 120 S. Cayuga St.

Reminder: First Energy and Water Benchmarking Report due for building owners and managers in the City of Ann Arbor, DUE June 1st 2022

Reminder to building owners and managers in the City of Ann Arbor. If you have covered properties that are over 100,000 sq. ft, you have to summit their Energy and Water Benchmarking Report by June 1st of 2022. 

City of Grand Rapids Explores Building Performance Standards for Buildings and Homes

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan (USGBC-WM) applauds the City of Grand Rapids for prioritizing the built environment and human health impacts of carbon. The City recently announced that they are committed to the exploration of inclusive building performance standards. They will do this through policies and programs focused on carbon reductions and healthier building operations.

Virtual Event/ Pathway Forward: Understanding Clean Buildings

The Clean Buildings Act of 2019 is one measure Washington State is taking to improve building operational efficiency. Propelling buildings to targeted energy use intensity by building type and size, all commercial buildings over 50,000 sf will need to comply by 2028 (220,000 sf by 2026), and then maintain compliance or be subject to penalties.