2013 Vision Awards Videos

The Seattle 2030 District is pleased to share the following short videos highlighting our major projects and programs:

Alternative Transportation Program – This video highlights work that Commute Seattle is doing to reduce single occupancy vehicle use in Downtown Seattle, and introduces a new partnership with Nissan of North America, which gives members exclusive access to a reduced lease rate on a Nissan Leaf and gives building owners access to discounted charging stations for their garages.

Smart Buildings Program – The 2030 District has partnered with Microsoft and Accenture to provide building analytics to several buildings in Seattle, allowing the building to predict the future. The Sheraton Hotel was highlighted in the video as one of the first to sign up for this program.

Community Power Works – The Seattle 2030 District managed the Large Commercial portion of the Community Power Works program, which used government funding to stimulate the commercial retrofit market in Seattle. It touched hundreds of jobs and was responsible for an annual reduction of 8 million kWh of energy use in S2030D member buildings. The work that MacDonald Miller did with the Washington Athletic Club was highlighted in the video, which achieved a 29% reduction in energy consumption, which is equivalent to $250,000 in energy savings.

Green Storm water Infrastructure – Through work from our Water Task Force, water task force, The Seattle 2030 District added Storm Water Management to our goals. This will give the District members more information and resources that they can provide to building owners.

Strategic Energy Management – This video highlights one of the Districts more popular programs, the Strategic Energy Management Program, which was funded by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and executed by Milepost Consulting and the Seattle 2030 District. It is a bedrock program that allows real estate organizations to implement energy reduction strategies within their portfolios by creating long and short-term targets and developing action plans to achieve those targets. This video highlights two of the participants in the Program, JSH Properties and Stephen C Grey and Associates.

Better Buildings Challenge – The Seattle 2030 District was one of the first three cities to participate in the Better Buildings Challenge program. The program offers several things - a national showcase of projects, connections to financial allies to fund efficiency projects and technical expertise to implement. This video highlights the Pacific Science Center and the work that McKinstry carried out, resulting in a 25% overall reduction in utility bills.