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Energy Benchmarking for Multi-family Buildings: Save Time, Energy and Money Training Recording

Watch the recording of this recent webinar event recorded on November 9, 2022 from 12-1:15pm: 

Energy Benchmarking for Multi-family Buildings: Save Time, Energy and Money

 

The Burlington Electric Department and the Burlington 2030 District hosted this energy benchmarking training with a multi-famly focus on Wednesday, November 9 from 12-1:15pm EST.

City of Ann Arbor Benchmarking Update!!!

June 1st was the deadline for Buildings greater than 100,000 square feet to submit a benchmarking report to the City of Ann Arbor.

 

If you have not submitted a report or need help, you can apply for a 60 day extension or an exemption! Email ben​chmarking@a2gov.org to request an extension and a list of the buildings to be covered by the extension.

Lisa Marshall of HeatSmart Tompkins to Speak at June 15th Quarterly Meeting

Taitem Engineering, The GreyEdge Group, and Aztech Geothermal have partnered with HeatSmart Tompkins and City of Ithaca stakeholders to undertake the first community-scale geothermal heat pump system as part of the Ithaca Green New Deal initiative to transition the entire city to carbon neutrality by 2030.

Achieving the goal of carbon neutrality requires that all available local renewable energy sources must be tapped for heating, cooling, thermal storage, electric power generation and storage, and vehicle charging energy services.

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.

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