Update on benchmarking and ENERGY STAR certification for commercial buildings impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

From ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings and Industrial PlantsUpdate on benchmarking and Energy Star cerification for commercial buildings impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic 

"Thank you for your patience as we continue to assess the impacts on 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores resulting from changes in building operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are pleased to share with you this updated guidance on benchmarking in Portfolio Manager and applying for 2020 ENERGY STAR certification.

Ways To Keep Workplaces Safe From COVID-19

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Source: Ann Thompson, 91.7 WVXU

Date: April 27, 2020 

As millions of Americans get ready to return to work the subject of "healthy buildings" has come up, and Cincinnati facility engineers are explaining what's involved.

Nobody is saying buildings have to be WELL certified (the equivalent of LEED but think employee health on top of energy efficiency). That could mean more money than most companies have in this pandemic economy.

NKU Joins the Cincinnati 2030 District for Urban Sustainability

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Source: Northern Kentucky University (NKU):

Date: November 22, 2019 


Northern Kentucky University underscores its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by joining the Cincinnati 2030 District, which is part of an international network of cities developing a new model for urban sustainability. NKU is the first organization in Kentucky to join this collective.

New businesses added to Ithaca's 2030 District

Ithaca 2030 District announced Friday that six new properties had been added to its membership, and that its borders had been expanded to include new members.

The new members were listed as 104 East State Street, Autumn Leaves Used Books, Finger Lakes ReUse Center, New Roots Charter School, the Paleontological Research Institute and Museum of the Earth and Petrune. According to a news release, the total square footage of member businesses and properties is 292,776 sq. ft.