Seattle 2030 District Hires U.S. EPA Veteran Susan Wickwire as its next Executive Director

SEATTLE, WA — The Seattle 2030 District has announced that Susan Wickwire will be its next Executive Director. A Seattle native, Wickwire has spent the past 20 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. She will be the organization’s second Executive Director, following the departure of founder Brian Geller who left in January to become the Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at Citigroup.

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The Seattle 2030 District is a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle that aims to dramatically reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations through education and collaboration across every sector of the built environment.

District Goals

Existing Buildings 

  • Energy Use:  A minimum of 20% reduction below the National median by 2020 with incremental targets, reaching a 50% reduction by 2030.
     
  • Water Use: Manage stormwater peak discharge and potable water use within the District by 50% below the District baseline by 2030, with incremental targets of 20% by 2020, 35% by 2025, reaching 50% by 2030.
  • CO2e of Auto and Freight:  A minimum of 20% reduction below the current District average by 2020 with incremental targets, reaching a 50% reduction by 2030.

New Construction

  • Energy Use:  An immediate 70% reduction below the National median with incremental targets, reaching carbon neutral by 2030.
     
  • Water Use:  Immediately manage the combination of stormwater peak discharge and potable water use by 50% below the District baseline.
  • CO2e of Auto and Freight:  An immediate 50% reduction below the current District Average.
For more detailed information on the 2030 District Baselines click here.