We are pleased to present the 2019 Progress Report for the Ithaca 2030 District. Part of a broader 2030 District Network involving 22 cities in the U.S. and Canada, the Ithaca 2030 District is a voluntary effort on the part of property owners and managers in Downtown Ithaca to meet ambitious energy and water use reduction goals as well as to bring about cuts in district-wide transportation emissions goals. Buildings make up 75% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the City of Ithaca, so achieving the city-wide goal of carbon neutrality by 2030 depends in great measure on dramatically reducing the carbon footprint of our buildings.
Currently, the Ithaca 2030 District consists of 26 buildings adding up to 329,225 square feet. With the permission of the property owners, we collect monthly consumption and performance data for energy and water. We also conduct an annual transportation survey to determine emissions for the District. The data from the member buildings from the previous calendar year is aggregated and compared to the District baselines. Besides this annual district-level report, each of the property owners and managers is provided access to a confidential dashboard that measures the performance of their individual buildings.