The Seattle 2030 District will conduct, leverage, and/or make available the following diverse, new and existing services that members may not ordinarily have access to in one place. It is the intention of the Seattle 2030 District to utilize strategic partnerships to provide District Members with the services, tools and support needed to accomplish the performance goals of the District.
Membership Information for each Member Category
- Property Owners, Managers and Developers
- Professional Stakeholders
- Community Stakeholders
- Statement of Disclosure for Building Data Sharing
Small Commercial Program
More than 66% of District properties are small commercial buildings (under 50,000 sq. ft.) and, according to our performance data, they have far more room for improvement than their larger counterparts. This Department of Energy-funded multi-year project allows the Seattle 2030 District to work directly with building and business owners to deliver a 20% energy usage reduction in their building.
The Seattle 2030 District has created a suite of Small Commercial Building Tools and Resources that are designed specifically for our Members in order to help them achieve their energy reduction target.
Your membership in the Seattle 2030 District can also help create replicable Case Studies of actual energy-saving projects through our Demonstration Partner program. The sharing of results from these energy-savings projects will assist other local Members as well as those in 2030 Districts nationally in identifying and assessing potential opportunities within their own buildings. When you participate in the Seattle 2030 District Small Commercial project, you will be asked to become a Demonstration Partner and share your successful, energy-savings stories with others.
For further information and/or to join with other buildings in this exciting opportunity, please contact John Watson, Small Commercial Program Manager at 425.941.9666, or at email@example.com or follow the link below.
The Seattle 2030 District is pleased to announce a partnership with Nissan of North America to install Electric Vehicle charging stations in up to ten (10) Seattle 2030 District member building garages in 2014. These charging stations are available at either free or heavily discounted prices. Please see the attached program description and contact us with any questions, thank you!
The Stormwater Calculator
Polluted runoff is the #1 source of pollution in Puget Sound. The Seattle 2030 District recognizes this issue, and in late 2013, our Board of Directors voted unanimously to tackle stormwater management as part of our water performance criteria. We commissioned Herrera Inc. to develop this stormwater calculator to help our members understand their current stormwater management performance, to assess the feasibility and impact of available measures, and to look at their potable water use and stormwater management holistically. This tool is freely available for use and distribution.
The Seattle 2030 District Utility Incentives Matrix
Seattle building owners are fortunate to have a wide array of incentives from major utilities available for energy and water-saving projects. Keeping track of these incentives and their applicability is a complex task. As a service to our members, The Seattle 2030 District has assembled this Utility Incentive Matrix, covering available incentives and resources from the following utilities:
- Puget Sound Energy
- Seattle City Light
- Seattle Public Utilities
- Seattle Steam
As a member of the Seattle 2030 District you get greater access to Commute Seattle services, which can help support worksite sustainability initiatives, promote worksite amenities and services, reduce your drive-alone rate and earn LEED points, and comply with Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) regulations. Whatever your motivator, Commute Seattle can make it easy.
You also gain access to the Property Toolkit - Commute Solutions for Downtown Seattle Commercial Property Managers, providing a one-stop resource for sustainable transportation products, services, and incentives in Downtown Seattle.
Best of all, as a member of the Seattle 2030 District, Commute Seattle will come to your building to do a basic transportation survey to help downtown property owners evaluate a buildings’ performance in a number of transportation “mode split” categories and provides recommendations on how to improve performance and prioritize commute trip reduction efforts.
For more information on this service please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle 2030 District Partners with Switch Automation
The Seattle 2030 District is pleased to propose the following pilot project with Switch Automation, in conjunction with Seattle City Light, Microsoft, and the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development.
Switch Automation is the first automation company to announce an entirely cloud-based, on-demand platform, bringing cost effective and future-proof energy management and automation services to create the world’s most connected and intelligent buildings. The Seattle 2030 District has engaged Switch Automation to provide monitoring and analysis for Seattle 2030 District buildings that are learning about big data, priming them to make the leap into an eventual automation and analytics solution. Switch Automation will also create an aggregated view of results for Seattle 2030 District to share.
Fifteen member buildings from The Seattle 2030 District are currently piloting Switch’s platform for analyzing 15-minute interval energy use data from Seattle City Light.
Project goals and overview:
This project is part of the Seattle 2030 District’s Smart Buildings Pilot program, and has the following overall goals:
- Increase awareness among building owners about the availability and the potential for near real-time energy data to deliver knowledge, empowerment and ultimately energy savings.
- This follows on from the current standard of monthly data for analyzing energy use
- Create additional demand for services related to near real-time data, monitoring, building analytics, and other tools which have the potential to increase building energy and resource efficiency
- Secure Seattle’s place as a market leader in the Smart Buildings arena
Smart Buildings Pilot Program
The Seattle 2030 District is coordinating a Smart Buildings Pilot Program with Microsoft, Accenture, Seattle City Light, and the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development to help building owners and operators get to the next level of building efficiency through advanced building analytics.
Smart Building Solutions (SBS) uses advanced data analytics to provide enterprise energy management services to commercial building owners, helping them reduce energy usage and maintenance costs, while improving occupant comfort.
SBS leverages the convergence of IT and Building Technologies to provide a suite of data-focused services to reduce building operating costs by up to 30%. The continuous analytics improves equipment performance that results in a number of tangible and intangible benefits for building owners and occupants.
- Lower utility bills (decreased consumption and demand)
- Lower carbon emissions
- Lower maintenance costs (parts and labor)
- Increased equipment life
- Lower risk of catastrophic equipment failures
- Improved tenant comfort, retention, and leasing rates
Better Buildings Challenge Financial Allies
Better Buildings Challenge Showcasing
Clinton Climate Initiative Preferred Purchasing Discount
Training and ongoing support for ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Training and Ongoing Support
How sustainability considerations can be modeled in discount cash flow analyses and proformas
The sensitivity of asset value and the 12 financial inputs most affected by sustainability
The importance of market context and evaluating risk on sustainability investment decisions