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

Inaugural Leadership Council

The Austin 2030 District Leadership Council provides advice and support regarding District recruitment, program offerings, and fundraising. Please contact if you are interested in becoming part of the Leadership Council.

Dewitt Peart, Downtown Austin Alliance

Kit Johnson, City of Austin 

Stuart Tyrrell, The Austonian

Maica Jordan, Paramount & Stateside Theaters

Stu Shapiro, Cielo Property Group

Joel Sher, Congress Holdings Group

Dave Emmerich, PACE Equity

Matthew Tuckness, JW Marriott Austin

Susan Peterson, Foundation Communities


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: 

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 are the goals of the District?

The core energy goal for all 2030 Districts is an aggregate 50% EUI reduction by 2030, against a 2003 baseline calculated using the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Study (CBECS).

Similarly, the core water goal is 50% potable water consumption reduction by 2030, against a selected baseline. There are a few potential methodologies that may be used to establish the baseline and subsequent measurements, and the 2030 Network will use internal and other local expertise to select a methodology.

Within the first five years, the District will review potential goals related to greenhouse gas emissions. EUI and water consumption reduction will inherently improve the District’s GHG profile. The ultimate intent is to add emissions goals related to commuting and commercial vehicle use.

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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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:15pm