Inaugural District Progress Report Unveiled

At a special reception kicked-off by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Sustainability Manager Grant Ervin, Green Building Alliance unveiled the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s Inaugural Progress Report.

In the initial reporting period, 84 properties (85% of those participating) shared their energy performance data and 73 were aggregated to provide a snapshot of District progress towards the energy reduction goal.  First-year reports indicate progress made towards the energy reduction goals by reporting Property Partners in 2013.  The aggregated site EUI for the District is calculated as the total energy consumption reported (2,169,468,407 kBtu), divided by the total square footage of reporting properties (30,759,323 sq. ft.).  This results in an aggregated site EUI of 70.5, which represents a 11.6% reduction from the baseline, putting the District ahead of 2015 reduction goals.  At 286,508,179 kBtu avoided, this demand reduction is equivalent to removing 7,748 homes (assuming 36,977.38 kBtu/home) from the electric grid.

The report also details initial assessment of progress being made towards the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s water reduction goals.  An update on the establishment of the transportation emission and indoor air quality baseline is also included.

Learn more at GBA’s website or download the full report.

Green Building Alliance is grateful to Pittsburgh 2030 District’s 40 Property Partners; 30 Community and Resource Partners; sponsors: The Efficiency Network, EBC Network, Stantec, and GE Lighting/Scott Electric; and our funders.