Pittsburgh 2030 District embraces the Bluff

It used to be called Soho and Boyd’s Hill, but the neighborhood now known as The Bluff is often characterized by its two largest entities: Duquesne University and UPMC Mercy Hospital. Now that these two properties have committed to the Pittsburgh 2030 District, it’s safe to say that The Bluff– which is bordered by the Hill District and Central Business District – represents the first boundary push-out of the Pittsburgh 2030 District: Downtown.  Read more about Duquesne’s and UPMC’s longstanding commitments to sustainability at the Green Building Alliance (GBA) Press Room.

Duquesne and UPMC Mercy join a slew of new partners who have committed to the program since the Pittsburgh 2030 District announced its expansion into Oakland in August 2014.

New Downtown Property Partners:

  • ALSAB Limited, LP/Blush
  • Benedum Trees Building
  • The Caryle Condominium
  • JDM Properties/Glenmore Ave Associates
  • Planned Parenthood
  • O'Loughlin Company
  • Winghart's Whiskey & Burger Bar

New Oakland Property Partners:

  • 3609 Forbes Oakland Partners, LP
  • Braskem America
  • Meyers Management
  • Peter’s Pub
  • Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

New Community Partners:

  • Allegheny Conference on Community Development
  • Port Authority of Allegheny County

With these additional commitments, and the expansion of the Downtown boundary to include the Bluff, The Pittsburgh 2030 District now has commitments from 80 Property Partners representing 366 buildings and nearly 64 million square feet – 67% of the district totals.  These property partners are supported in their drive towards the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s aggressive building performance goals by 31 Community Partners and 8 Resource Partners.

While the goals of the Pittsburgh 2030 District are ambitious, GBA's team offers support and resources to assist partners in achieving success. Downtown and Oakland partners convene monthly to share lessons learned, discuss economies of scale, and connect with service providers. The District is already ahead of schedule in energy reduction in Downtown, and the team will announce its water and transportation baselines in the first quarter of 2015.