Your Post-Forum Data Fix: The Pittsburgh 2030 District

Staying in town after the forum wraps on the April 19? Join the Pittsburgh 2030 District for an evening of celebration, networking, and a short presentation for the data nerd in each of us. Get full details below and register here.

What is the Pittsburgh 2030 District?
The Pittsburgh 2030 District is an internationally-recognized, locally-driven initiative that encourages businesses to achieve lower energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions – saving money and increasing each buildings’ operational efficiency. The goals set by Architecture 2030 for existing buildings are aggregated reductions of 50% (below baselines set for each category), with an even more challenging goal for new construction: carbon neutral by 2030. The Pittsburgh 2030 District is an initiative of Green Building Alliance, a nationally recognized non-profit serving Western Pennsylvania for 25 years.

Formed in 2012, the Pittsburgh 2030 District is the largest of eighteen 2030 Districts in North America with 79.8 million committed square feet across 494 buildings and 106 partners. Pittsburgh represents 20% of commitments across the entire 2030 Districts Network, in addition to some of the highest performing buildings in the country. Participating organizations are supported by a host of community organizations, resource partners, and sponsors – all of whom lend their expertise at monthly skill shares. The Pittsburgh 2030 District continues to prove the business case for healthy and high-performing buildings, and has built a collaborative model which advances the building market as a whole.

What is the Progress Report?
Each year, the District publishes an annual report to record progress towards the 2030 Challenge’s incremental goals. From the program’s launch in 2012 to the beginning of 2017, the participants have:
• Achieved an overall 10.7% energy reduction from the national energy baseline and a 7.3% water reduction from a local baseline.
• Achieved a 24.2% reduction in transportation emissions from a modeled Downtown baseline.
• Saved over 2.6 billion kBtu, valued at around $52.2 million.
• Saved over 222 million gallons of water, valued at around $4.6 million.

At the reception on April 19, attendees will mix and mingle with 200+ local participants in the newly renovated Nova Place – a quick 20-minute walk from the Wyndham Grand Hotel. At 5 PM a short presentation will include comments from County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William Peduto, along with a report on the 2017 performance year. Attendees will leave inspired by the work happening here in Pittsburgh and throughout the region. Check out photos from last year’s event and plan to join us this year. Not able to join us, but still want to keep in touch? Sign up for the Pittsburgh 2030 District newsletter or contact us directly.

Registration Information
Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report Reception
April 19, 2018
4-7 PM, presentation at 5 PM with networking before and after
Nova Place (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212)
Beer, wine, and appetizers will be served