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With over 170 million square feet of commercial building space, 2030 Districts are rapidly emerging as a new model for urban sustainability.

Private-Sector Led

2030 Districts are led by the private sector, with local building industry leaders uniting around a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth – while aligning with local community groups and government to achieve significant energy, water, and emissions reductions within our commercial cores.

A Successful 2030 District is a Private-Public Partnership, comprised of:

Property Owners and Managers

that own, manage, and/or develop real estate within a District boundary.

Services Stakeholders

providing related services within a District boundary.

Community Stakeholders

representing either non-profit organizations or local government.

 

Leveraging Strategic Partnerships

  • Energy Assessment
  • Benchmarking
  • Guidance
  • Software Tools
  • Training
  • Collective Buying Power
  • Professional Services
  • Influence

Achieving District-Wide Goals

2030 Districts commit to reducing:

Building
Energy Use

Water
Consumption

Transportation GHG Emissions

50% by 2030

2030 Districts are meeting incremental reduction targets for new and existing buildings set by the 2030 Challenge for Planning, which was issued by Architecture 2030, a non-profit organization committed to transforming the built environment from a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the climate crisis.

Linked In a Powerful Network

To expand its support for 2030 Districts, Architecture 2030 has established a 2030 Districts Network, leading the effort to create and help newly forming Districts and coordinate District resources and collaborations in cities across the United States. Architecture 2030’s objective is for 2030 District national collaborators and partners to have equal access to the support and resources needed to achieve the 2030 Challenge for Planning targets.