Volume 15, Issue 70 June 25, 2018
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2030 Districts Are Emerging Throughout the Country as a New Model for Urban Sustainability
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2030 Districts Are Emerging Throughout the Country as a New Model for Urban Sustainability
Reducing energy use, water consumption and transportation GHG emissions are primary goals


2030 Districts are partnerships in urban areas across North America committed to achieving district-wide goals to reduce building energy use, water consumption and transportation greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) emissions by 50% by the year 2030. 2030 Districts bring property owners and managers together with local governments, businesses, and community stakeholders to provide a business model for urban sustainability through collaboration, leveraged financing and shared resources.1 

WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy) is a proud sponsor of the 2030 District initiatives through Green Building Alliance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (as both the Erie 2030 Emerging District Meeting and Pittsburgh 2030 District Meeting sponsors) and through Green Building United in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (as the Philadelphia 2030 District Meeting Sponsor).  WGL Energy is committed to helping property owners and managers reduce their energy use by conducting energy audits and implementing energy efficiency measures.  We also can provide renewable energy alternatives such as wind and solar to meet sustainability goals. 

In Pittsburgh, 2030 District represents more than 500 buildings committed to rigorous reductions, leading all 19 international 2030 Districts with 81.7 million square feet committed. For the 2017 performance year, committed properties reduced energy use by 12%, while water consumption fell by 14.5%. Since 2012, the Pittsburgh 2030 District has collectively saved $85.4 million in energy and water costs, while avoiding 434,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide.2

In Philadelphia, which is a relatively new 2030 District, the Green Building United kicked off their Philadelphia 2030 District initiative in October 2017. There is a total of 120 million square feet of properties within the district that could commit to the pledge.  The initiative seeks to improve efficiency in the building sector in Philadelphia with the goal to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, improve indoor air quality and tenant comfort, and improve the resiliency of the city’s new and existing building stock.

Learn more about the 2030 Districts in your area. 


1 Architecture 2030, 2030 Districts
2 Buildings, Pittsburgh 2030 District Helps Create a More Sustainable City

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