Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report

Pittsburgh 2030 District Achieves 2020 Goals Ahead of Schedule

As the largest 2030 District in the world, the robust network of 540 properties (representing more than 84.8 million sq ft) drives market standards for building performance. In 2018, Pittsburgh achieved its 2020 targets for energy and transportation, surpassing critical milestones in the international 2030 Challenge. The success also marks the first time a 2030 District has incorporated renewable energy districtwide. Please read the District’s extended analysis below, or download to share with your network.

2018 PROGRESS IN BRIEF:

As the largest 2030 District in the world, the robust network of 540 properties (representing more than 84.8 million sq ft) drives market standards for building performance. Pittsburgh has achieved its 2020 targets for energy and transportation, surpassing critical milestones in the international 2030 Challenge. The success marks the first time a 2030 District has incorporated renewable energy districtwide.

In 2018, District Property Partners decreased energy use by 23.5% and water by 18.6%, saving a combined $38.5 million.  The District purchased a full 10% of its energy from renewable sources, and collectively avoided 279,000 metric tons of CO2e.

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The District successfully integrated the 2030 Challenge into the City of Pittsburgh’s Climate Action plan, while linking development incentives to building performance for the first time in the city’s history.

The Pittsburgh 2030 District also relaunched the region’s first comprehensive commuter survey, Make My Trip Count. The survey captured over 20,000 residents’ transportation choices, measuring traditional transit modes like personal vehicles, light rail, and buses, in addition to ridesharing (such as Uber and Lyft), electric vehicles, and bike share users. Transportation authorities like the Port Authority and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission are already incorporating survey data into their long-range transportation modeling.