The Austin 2030 District is a growing collaborative of property owners and managers, professional service providers and community organizations with the goal to keep Austin competitive and ensure a resilient, vibrant city in 2030. To do this, business leaders have committed to reduce the downtown business district’s energy use, water use, and carbon emissions – all while stimulating economic growth and delivering bottom-line benefits.
Existing Building Energy Use: 20% reduction below the district baseline by 2020 with incremental targets, reaching a 50% reduction by 2030. A District’s energy use baseline is determined by the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, and is an aggregate of all buildings' performance.
New Building Energy Use: 60% reduction below the District baseline, reaching carbon neutral by 2030.
Existing Building Water Use: 20% reduction below the district baseline by 2020, with incremental targets, reaching a 50% reduction by 2030.
New Building Water Use: 50% reduction below the District baseline by 2030.
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