Membership

Thank you for your interest in joining the Seattle 2030 District. This is a collaborative effort, and we need the participation of all stakeholders who work in the built environment in order to achieve our ambitious energy, water and transportation goals.

A solid, predictable base of membership support allows for the Seattle 2030 District to continue fulfilling its mission to make Seattle more livable in 2030 and beyond, and work towards climate stabilization, clean water and a robust local economy.   

We have a unique value proposition in that we convene diverse stakeholders, broker strategic partnerships, and provide a voice for property firms and professional companies in advocating for public policies that accelerate a high performance built environment.

We are confident that you will see value in joining the Seattle 2030 District and receiving the many benefits of membership, including:

  • Resources that reduce costs and increase value and competitiveness
  • Industry knowledge that adds value to member organizations
  • Access to Seattle 2030 District programs, tools and project assistance
  • Advocacy for new incentives and programs that support actions toward meeting the 2030 goals

 

We are asking members to support the organization with an annual fee based on membership type and organization size.

Membership Category

Member Size/Type

Annual Membership Fee

Property Stakeholder Developer, Owner, Manager

Standard

Small less than 500k SF*

Non-Profit

$1,000

$500

$500

Professional Stakeholder

Standard

$500

 

Small 5 or fewer employees

$250

Community Stakeholder

All

$250

* Under development/ownership/management within the Seattle 2030 District boundary

 

As you consider joining, we would like to share with you the major accomplishments over the past year

  • Played a substantial role in securing an update to the City’s Living Building Pilot Program that gives greater density bonuses to developers
  • Collaborated with the City to launch the 2030 Challenge Pilot Program for existing buildings, giving density bonuses for deep green renovations.
  • Released two stormwater reports: “Greener Belltown=Bluer Sound” that assesses opportunities in the Belltown neighborhood; and “A Developers Guide to Using Green Infrastructure” highlighting the value of these projects for development projects and the resources available to help implement it in design and practice. 
  • Issued a “Guide to Achieving the 2030 Goals” on the best available technologies and strategies that can get buildings to achieve the 2030 goals
  • Presented Vision Awards to four outstanding projects: 1201 Third Avenue (Water); Cyrene (Energy); Expeditors (Transportation); and Stone34 (Overall Leadership).
  • Helped to build the national 2030 Districts Network – Seattle was the first and now there are 20 Districts in the U.S. and Toronto, Canada.

Looking ahead, we will be:

  • Finalizing the implementation details of the 2030 Challenge Pilot and encouraging owners and developers to participate. A priority is the creation of a retrofit credit program that expands the current Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) market.
  • Advancing awareness and understanding of Seattle City Light’s Pay-for-Performance and Energy Efficiency as a Service programs that will support the 2030 Challenge Pilot.
  • Demonstrating leadership on getting to net zero carbon buildings through Shift Zero, a broad coalition of like-minded groups, that Matthew Combe co-chairs. We will also be completing our work on a new roadmap to our Energy Goal with the help of members.
  • Advocating for more flexibility and incentives for managing stormwater and organizing a green stormwater project competition to show what’s possible.
  • Promoting low-carbon commuting options with partner Commute Seattle, which helps companies identify solutions and shares corporate best practices. 

A description of membership benefits can be found here.

To see the membership commitment letters click here.

Please contact us with any questions about membership at seattle@2030districts.org.