Energy Focus Joins Cleveland 2030 District
Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning sets goals to reduce environmental impact of building construction
The goal of Energy Focus is to be the industry’s most trusted leader in LED lighting innovation. The goal of The Cleveland 2030 District is to dramatically reduce the environmental impacts of building construction and operations while increasing Cleveland’s competitiveness in the business environment and increasing owners’ return on investment. Those goals have joined forces as Energy Focus announces its partnership with The Cleveland 2030 District, in a movement to create high-performance building districts throughout Greater Cleveland.
Energy Focus 100-percent flicker-free LED lighting offers significant reductions in energy costs, contain no mercury as fluorescent tubes do and are designed for smart building automation systems. Energy Focus is the exclusive tubular LED partner of the U.S. Green Building Council.
“With the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning providing our performance goals, we seek to develop realistic, measurable, and innovative strategies to assist district property owners and managers in meeting aggressive goals that reduce environmental impacts of facility construction and operations,” said Cindy Cicigoi, Executive Director of the Cleveland 2030 District. “These collective efforts will establish the District as an example of a financially viable, sustainability focused, private sector driven effort that maximizes profitability and prosperity for all involved. Through collaboration among diverse stakeholders such as Energy Focus, the 2030 District seeks to prove the business case for sustainability.”
Current Cleveland 2030 District partners and stakeholders include The City of Cleveland; professional sports teams Browns, Indians and Cavaliers; Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College; United Way of Greater Cleveland; PNC Bank and Key Bank; and several architectural, engineering and design businesses.
“The 2030 District will provide Energy Focus with a roadmap to collaborate with designers and builders of high-performance buildings to maximize the energy-saving power of our LED lighting products,” said James Tu, Energy Focus President & CEO. “This type of collaborative action, which mirrors our global strategy, is an undertaking to help Cleveland move aggressively toward carbon neutrality between now and 2030 and represents a major investment in the future of the city and the Northeast Ohio region.”