The Austin 2030 District is a multi-sector, public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Austin.

FAQ

Where is the Austin 2030 District?​

The district boundaries are: 1-35 on the east, Martin Luther King Blvd on the north, San Antonio St to the west down to 9th Street, where the District extends to Lamar and crosses the water. South of Ladybird Lake, the District is roughly bounded by the Bouldin Creek waterway and Riverside Drive. View a map here: http://bit.ly/2liMvOC 

Can I be a member if I am outside the District boundary?

Yes. You can join as a Professional or Community Member, depending on your organization’s type, or as a Sponsor. Your building space will not be counted in District goals (even if you own it).

What is the District’s relationship to SPEER?

The South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. SPEER is providing fiscal sponsorship and technical assistance to ensure that the Austin 2030 District has the support and resources it needs to successfully meet its targets.  

Are you the same thing as the Downtown Austin Alliance Public Improvement District, or the EcoDistrict?

No. The DAA-PID is its own initiative, although we work closely with the DAA and co-endorse each other’s goals and objectives. The major difference is that the PID focuses on the space exterior to buildings, and the 2030 District focuses on interior building space (efficiency).

The 2030 District includes the Ecodistrict project launched in 2014 (also known as the Seaholm District). The Seaholm Ecodistrict has broader sustainability goals than the 2030 District and is intended to develop only its defined 85 acres/22 city blocks. The 2030 District, by contrast, is not a development project. 

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