The Stamford 2030 District has officially released their 2016 progress report. Collectively, buildings in Downtown Stamford are actively working to achieve 50% reductions in energy use, water use, and transportation emissions by the year 2030. These dramatic reductions are being accomplished with a lens of resiliency, by improving social and economic outcomes in relation to the environment.
Major accomplishments for 2016 included increasing membership by adding two of the largest building owners, Empire Real Estate Trust and Stamford Hospital, establishing the water baseline for the District, and earning two state-wide awards, the Green Circle Sustainability Award from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Alexion Award of Excellence from the Connecticut Green Building Council.
2016 By the Numbers:
- 41 buildings representing over 7 million square feet in Downtown Stamford have committed to Stamford 2030 District goals.
- 37% of the total square footage in the Stamford 2030 District is committed to energy efficiency, water efficiency, reduced transportation emissions, and resiliency.
- 77% of committed properties are voluntarily reporting their energy and/or water usage to The Stamford 2030 District.
- The Districtwide opportunity is to ultimately reach 18.8 million square feet (100% of Downtown Stamford)
- 21% reduction in energy use below baseline for member buildings, exceeding the incremental 2030 Challenge goal of 20% reductions by the end of 2020.
- 113,428,183 kBtu saved: The equivalent of the annual energy use of 2,467 homes.
- Water baseline of 26.6 gallons per square foot for commercial buildings compared to 37.3 for multifamily and 70.8 for single family.