The Pittsburgh 2030 Districts are collaborative, nationally recognized, but local communities of high performance buildings in Downtown and Oakland that aim to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption and transportation emissions, and improve indoor air quality while increasing competitiveness in the business environment and owner's returns on investment.

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Pittsburgh 2030 district mapHigh performance buildings have proven track records of simultaneously increasing business and property profitability, reducing environmental impacts, and improving occupant health.  This groundbreaking project will keep Pittsburgh competitive and ensure a healthy and livable city in 2030.

The Pittsburgh 2030 Districts are an interdisciplinary public-private-nonprofit collaborative working to create groundbreaking high performance building districts in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland. With the Architecture 2030 Challenge providing property performance targets, The Pittsburgh 2030 District seeks to prove that high performing buildings are the most profitable buildings in Pittsburgh.  District Partners will do this by developing realistic, measurable, and innovative strategies to assist district property owners, managers, and tenants in meeting aggressive goals that keep properties and businesses competitive while operating buildings more efficiently, reducing costs, and reducing the environmental impacts of facility construction, operations, and maintenance. 

These collective efforts have established the Pittsburgh 2030 District as an example of a financially viable, sustainability focused, multi-sector driven effort that maximizes profitability and prosperity for all involved. Through collaboration of diverse stakeholders, leveraging existing and developing new incentives and financing mechanisms, and creating and sharing joint resources, the Pittsburgh 2030 District continues to prove the business case for healthy and high performing buildings. Property owners and managers are voluntarly committing their properties to Pittsburgh 2030 District goals; they are not required to achieve the District goals through legislative mandates or as individuals.  

Achieving he 2030 Challenge targets at a District scale will provide a working model that other cities, towns, and regions can use to reduce costs and resource use while increasing competiveness and efficiency. While individual buildings have distinct opportunities for reductions and improvements, a District approach provides the opportunity for additional efficiencies across all categories. The Pittsburgh 2030 District provides Partners a roadmap and the support they need to own, manage, and develop high performance buildings by leveraging Community and Resource Partners, Green Building Alliance's members and stakeholders, market resources, and by creating new tools, partnerships, and opportunities to overcome current market barriers. This type of collaborative action is not only a strategic undertaking to keep Pittsburgh competitive and innovative in the year 2030, but also represents a major investment in Pittsburgh’s future and reflects the collaborative nature of our region.

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Current Progress Towards District Goals

Pittsburgh 2030 District Aggregated Progress
Year End 2013 (Participating Properties)