Detroit's 2030 District helps owners and managers of small buildings cut their energy, water use by 50 percent

Rick Snyder, Governor
Anne Armstrong Cusack, Executive Director

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April 26, 2018  — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Roundtable meeting will be held May 16

LANSING, Mich. – Detroit’s 2030 District will host a roundtable meeting May 16 for small commercial buildings in Detroit to learn how to cut their energy and water use by 50 percent, as well as lower transportation greenhouse gas emissions.

Detroit’s 2030 District was formed last year and is one of 19 such districts in the nation focused on achieving those goals by 2030. With support from the Michigan Energy Office (MEO), Detroit’s 2030 District has launched several efforts to help owners or managers of small buildings, houses of worship, and multifamily buildings focus on dramatically cutting energy and water bills and improving the environment by reducing transport emissions.

“The Michigan Energy Office encourages owners and managers of buildings in the city of Detroit to join this intensive effort to cut energy and water waste,” said Anne Armstrong Cusack, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy, of which the MEO is part. “Michigan is a national leader with three 2030 Districts and is becoming a showcase of what can be accomplished when best practices are shared.”

  • WHO: Owners and managers of buildings in Detroit with a square footage of 50,000 or less
  • WHAT: Learn how to lower energy and water use, along with emissions
  • WHEN: 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., May 16, 2018
  • WHERE: Next Energy, 461 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI (Parking and lunch are free, with RSVP)
  • RSVP: Contact Connie Lilley by May 8 at ConnieLilley@2030Districts.org or 248-897-1255.

To date, over 15 million square-feet of commercial real estate in Detroit is participating in the Detroit 2030 District effort.

Michigan is one of only two states to have three 2030 Districts: Grand Rapids, Detroit and most recently, Ann Arbor. Visit the Detroit 2030 District website for more information.

The Detroit 2030 District is a program under the U.S. Green Building Council, Detroit Region Community.

For more information about MAE, please visit www.michigan.gov/energy or sign up for its listservs to keep up on MAE matters.

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