About Seattle 2030 District
The Seattle 2030 District works to break down market barriers to building efficiency in an effort to make Seattle and the surrounding communities more sustainable, and contribute to the region’s environmental resilience, livability, and affordability.
The Seattle 2030 District is an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle. With the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning providing our performance goals, we seek to develop realistic, measurable, and innovative strategies to assist district property owners, managers, and tenants in meeting aggressive goals that reduce environmental impacts of facility construction and operations.
Achieving the 2030 Challenge targets at a district scale, and focusing on existing medium to large buildings that are privately owned, will provide a working model that other cities and regions can use to reduce emissions and impacts. While individual buildings will have specific opportunities for energy reductions, a district approach will provide the opportunity for district-wide heat recovery, distributed generation, and other district energy efficiencies that can reduce the demand for resources. The 2030 District will provide members a roadmap to own, manage, and develop high performance buildings by leveraging existing market resources and by creating new tools and partnerships to overcome current market barriers. This type of collaborative action is a strategic undertaking to help the City of Seattle meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030 and represents a major investment in Seattle’s future.
- Energy Use: A minimum of 20% reduction below the National median by 2020 with incremental targets, reaching a 50% reduction by 2030.
- Water Use: Manage the combination of annual stormwater runoff and potable water use by 50% below the District baseline by 2030, with incremental targets of 20% by 2020, 35% by 2025, reaching 50% by 2030.
- CO2e of Auto and Freight: A minimum of 20% reduction below the current District average by 2020 with incremental targets, reaching a 50% reduction by 2030.
- Energy Use: An immediate 70% reduction below the National median with incremental targets, reaching carbon neutral by 2030.
- Water Use: Immediately manage the combination of annual stormwater runoff and potable water use by 50% below the District baseline.
- CO2e of Auto and Freight: An immediate 50% reduction below the current District Average.
A Vision for 2030: Seattle 2030 District Strategic Plan
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