District Formation Toolkit

This toolkit explores the unique aspects of a 2030 District, how they differ from other aligned efforts, and the pathways and protocols to establishing a 2030 District as a private/public partnership. 

Technical Tools

Whole Building Retrofit

A rapid whole building retrofit tool to quantify the potential energy and energy cost savings of energy efficiency measures for small commercial office and retail buildings.

Develop a Building Energy Asset Score for your building to convey the buildings level of energy efficiency.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Lighting Retrofit Tool

A Technical Tool to estimate the energy savings that can be achieved from implementing lighting controls and fixture upgrades. The lighting controls include institutional tuning, daylight harvesting, occupancy sensing, and personal controls.

Plug Load Tool

A Tool based on inputs on the type of equipment currently in an office space the potential savings of using ENERGY STAR qualified products are quantified.

Air-Cooled Electric Chiller Calculator

Specifically tailored to Air-Cooled Electric Chillers, this cost calculator is a screening tool that estimates a product's lifetime energy cost savings at various efficiency levels.

Closed Loop Commercial Boiler Calculator

This cost calculator is a screening tool that estimates a product's lifetime energy cost savings at various efficiency levels.

Commercial Heat Pump Calculator

This cost calculator is a screening tool that estimates the efficiency of your commercial heat pump (systems between 5.4 and 20 Tons). Inputs give the ability to vary equipment size, energy cost, hours of operation, and /or efficiency level.

Rooftop Unit Comparison Calculator

The Rooftop Unit Comparison Calculator (RTUCC) simulates the energy usage of both a high efficiency and a standard efficiency air conditioner. It then compares their energy and economic performance.

Resources

General stucture and rationale for the creation of 2030 Districts.

Launching and running a new 2030 District is an intensive and engaging project. This document lays out the phases of the process, and describes the resources available to help you.

This document describes the unique value of 2030 Districts and thier ability to leverage strategic partnerships to provide stakeholders with the education, services, tools and support needed to accomplish their performance goals.

This document explains the pathways to establishing a 2030 District either as a new and independent entity or integrating it as a program within existing organization.

This document explores the unique aspects of a 2030 District and how they differ from other aligned efforts.

This template decribes the Charter Agreement required for license to establish a 2030 District with Architecture 2030 and join the 2030 Districts Network.