This Month's Theme: Electrification
Settlement provisions include closing dangerous coal plants years ahead of schedule, adding thousands of megawatts of renewable energy. Read more

Maryland legislature enacted the Climate Solutions Now Act (SB 528) which mandates a 60% reduction in state’s GHG emissions by 2031 relative to 2006 levels and net zero GHG emissions by 2045. The Act includes a requirement “to transition to an all electric building code in the State” and expressly “supports moving toward broader electrification of both existing buildings and new construction as a component of decarbonization.” Details

The law effectively requires all-electric heating and cooking in new buildings shorter than seven stories by 2026, and in 2029 for taller buildings. And although it allows exemptions for manufacturing facilities, restaurants, hospitals and even carwashes, the measure does not do what some climate activists had feared: give cities and counties license to override the ban. Read more
Governor Gretchen Whitmer Signs C-PACE Amendments
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed SB 302 & SB 303 this past week! These bills bring common sense changes to Michigan's C-PACE statute, expanding C-PACE financing and making it more accessible to Michigan’s property owners. Join Lean and Green Michigan for a discussion PACE 3.0 What You Need to Know Wed. Aug 9th noon.
GLREA - Solar Stories
A monthly series of stories about solar.
7:00 PM
Home Electrification Expo
free public event for homeowners, renters, & building professionals, featuring live music, food trucks, and industry experts. More info here.

5:00 - 9:00 PM
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market
Smart Buildings Exchange
Panel including RMI’s CEO Jon Creyts and Debra Smith from Seattle City Light will discuss the crucial role of organizational leadership in accelerating building retrofits. More info here.
9:00 AM (PT)
Foresight Forums
A series of monthly webinars are being offered (at 10 am ET) by Foresight.
Upcoming topics include (click topic to register):
News Corner

Congratulations on being recognized for your work and leadership - Julie and Greg!

View the full list of honorees here
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Humane Society of Huron Valley grid tied with DTE July 2!
189.8kW DC roof mounted system
Toronto 2030 District released the results and conclusions of a four-part series of reports produced by the Pathways Project. Taken together, these reports explore credible pathways to achieving net-zero operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the built environment (i.e., buildings) in the Toronto core by 2050.
New Member Shoutouts
Property Owner/Manager
Member Resources
Building Electrification Plans—already completed an energy audit? Grant funds available for commissioning and electrification planning!
Energy Management Grants

A2 2030 District announces its 2023 Energy Management Grant Program
Member buildings are eligible for grant funding for Energy Audits, Retro Commissioning
and Electrification Plans. We support you wherever you are on your carbon neutrality journey. Contact if you are interested in learning more.
All commercial and multifamily parcels with buildings totaling 50,000 SF or more are required to benchmark by June 1, 2023. More information can be found here, such as how to file for an extension and the covered buildings list. The A2 2030 District is here to help you through the process. Contact:
Eliminate your Scope 2 emissions today by enrolling in DTE’s MIGreen Power Plan.
It is now priced less than your regular power! Available for residential and business accounts. Contact if you are a building owner/manager with multiple properties and the 2030 district can connect you with a MIGreen Power representative.
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