Social & Economic Impact Report
Cincinnati has been recognized as the top sustainable metro area in the country.1
As a nonprofit driving carbon reduction in the region, we take pride in our work contributing to that designation.
The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance is equipping our communities with the resources they need to build a carbon-conscious economy. Energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades improve our building stock and encourage responsible capital investment—which leads to more valuable properties, improved air quality, and a more energy-resilient region. These are all qualities that attract families, an educated workforce, new business, and investment.
To be the leading driver of activities that sustainably reduce the carbon footprint of the Greater Cincinnati community.
Roadmap for Building a Sustainable Community
OUTREACH & EDUCATION
We talk with regional stakeholders every day about the social, environmental, and financial benefits of carbon reduction through improved energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. Through workshops and meetings, homeowners and business leaders learn how they can improve their bottom line with smart energy investments that boost value and reduce expenses.
DIRECTOR, CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN
We enjoy relationships with 20 local governments, which amplifies the reach, credibility, and popularity of our programs. In the home or in the business community, partnering with local leaders helps us efficiently connect and expand our services where they’re needed most.
MAYOR OF CINCINNATI
We make it easy for residents to improve their homes with energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades by continually fine-tuning our Get Efficient and Solarize programs. Thanks to Solarize, Hamilton County is #1 in Ohio for residential solar installations. Meanwhile, our commercial PACE financing gives local property owners the support they need to make carbon reduction a smart business choice. Nearly one of every three PACE financing loans in Ohio is originated by GCEA.
PRESIDENT, NEYER PROPERTIES
FACILITATING LOCAL INVESTMENT
We help homeowners and business owners invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that reduce carbon emissions. This is the core of our expertise. Whether we’re connecting a homeowner with a qualified contractor or injecting funds into the capital stack of a construction project, our work is creating a more carbon-conscious economy.
—Bill and Julie Lonneman
most solar rooftop installations in Ohio