This report celebrates the annual progress of buildings in the region toward reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions while improving indoor air quality.
Though progress continued in 2020, we want to acknowledge the enormous pain due to COVID-19, and how our community has demonstrated resilience and strength.
The Pittsburgh 2030 District is a founding member of the 2030 Districts Network, which connects 22 Established and two Emerging Districts around the world. Founded in 2012, Pittsburgh represents 17% of all committed square feet in North America, including Philadelphia, Seattle, and Toronto. The Pittsburgh 2030 District frequently advises cities pursuing building performance programs, and maintains a leadership position within the Network.
To measure progress toward 2030 Challenge goals, the Pittsburgh 2030 District relies on comprehensive data collection and analysis. Individual property performance is aggregated to assess overall reductions in energy, water, and transportation emissions, in addition to improvements in indoor air quality. Each building’s performance is determined by pairing contextual factors with metric-specific data.
The most significant factor affecting performance in 2020 was the impact of COVID-19 and the prevailing work-from-home practices.
Thanks to Pittsburgh 2030 District Sponsors
The Pittsburgh 2030 District is presented by Siemens, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission and plays a pioneering role in infrastructure and industry solutions. The Pittsburgh 2030 District is sponsored by Covestro, a leading supplier of high-tech polymers used in building technologies.