NYC 2030 District is a catalyst to advance sustainable energy projects, programs and technologies, and to promote sustainable progress through policies, investments, collaborations, and behaviors on the local level. We believe that harnessing the full potential of sustainable energy in a targeted district will help to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection in New York City. NYC 2030 District will advance the goals of the City's OneNYC, One City Built to Last, 80 X 50 commitment and NYS Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). The private-sector led NYC 2030 District will provide important resources, enabling energy cost savings and improved property values for its stakeholder members while demonstrating how to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change on an urban scale.
NYC 2030 District is allied with 2030 Districts®, a national nonprofit organization, launched by the Architecture 2030 project, that works toward dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and cities. 2030 Districts target those goals through a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth. Districts have been established in fifteen North American cities, encompassing close to 300 million square feet of real estate, and cooperating in the vibrant 2030 Districts Network to advance energy and resource management goals. By working at the district level, 2030 Districts can engage in targeted solutions while developing programs that are replicable and scalable.
NYC 2030 District goals are to demystify and navigate the complex web of policies, programs and services; connect property owners and managers together to share information; gather service providers and professionals to facilitate aggregated project delivery; and foster collaboration across all property, community, service and professional stakeholders. NYC 2030 District will become a living urban laboratory to address climate change, demonstrating and testing innovative approaches to sustainability and resilience.
The NYC 2030 District is being established through a process of consultation with local businesses, community organizations, civic institutions, and elected officials. Our year one programs and services will focus on education and sharing of resources through an online information hub as well as in-person stakeholder events. We also welcome affiliated members from throughout the city.
The district approach enables NYC 2030 District to incorporate two unique aspects of the city. A great deal of work addressing climate change is already being done in the public and private sectors, creating both great possibilities for change and the need to navigate a complex landscape of solutions. And as New York City is composed of a diverse collection of neighborhoods and communities, NYC 2030 Districts will be located in diverse areas that include dense commercial districts along with adjacent residential, institutional, and industrial zones.
Our initial target location is Brooklyn Community District 2. This compact area’s diversity will facilitate the modeling of solutions to sustainability and resilience challenges for the entire city.