Pittsburgh 2030 District Reports $26.7M Energy, $3.9M Water Savings In 5th Annual Progress Report
The Green Building Alliance and its partners issued their 5th annual report on accomplishments of their Pittsburgh 2030 District initiative showing through 2017 participating buildings reduced energy costs by $26.7 million and water use by 164 million gallons resulting in $3.9 million in savings.
Overall, the 506 buildings in the Pittsburgh 2030, which are striving for a 50 percent reduction in energy and water use by 2030. So far they have reduced energy use by 12 percent and water use by 14.5 percent from their baseline consumption levels.
The District’s peer-to-peer network laid the groundwork for regional collaboration. Through the newly launched District Affiliate program, the Pittsburgh 2030 District invites all property owners and managers in Western Pennsylvania to join the 2030 Challenge.
Six partners have already committed, including Hazelwood Green, Chatham University, Community College of Allegheny County, Hill House Association, Huth Technologies, and Oxford Development Company.
Chatham University’s director of sustainability, Dr. Mary Whitney, explains, “Even though Chatham is located outside the boundary of the original Pittsburgh 2030 District, the new District Affiliate program allows Chatham’s commitment and progress toward our carbon neutrality goals.”
Want to learn more and join this growing group? Contact the Pittsburgh District 2030 by sending email to: Pittsburgh@2030Districts.org.
“Businesses from more than 25 different sectors are joining together to advocate for healthy places,” explains 2030 District Senior Director Angelica Ciranni. “By combining measurable goals with extensive resources and financial opportunities, the District Affiliate program leverages six years of progress, and provides an avenue for everyone to improve their impact.”
In addition to participation by District Affiliates, the official boundaries of the District are expanding yet again.
As one 2030 District with two boundaries in 2017, the addition of the commercial portion of Uptown between the Central Business District and Oakland boundaries creates one contiguous District.
This expansion adds a potential of 77 buildings and 1.1 million square feet eligible to participate as Property Partners.
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[Posted: April 20, 2018]
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