GBA Announces New Title Sponsor of Pittsburgh 2030 District

Green Building Alliance (GBA) is pleased to announce that Siemens is the new Title Sponsor of the Pittsburgh 2030 District. As the Pittsburgh 2030 District Title Sponsor, Siemens brings global leadership in building technologies and performance, sustainable energy, and intelligent infrastructure to serve as a catalyst in helping Pittsburgh and the greater region achieve ambitious sustainability goals.

“In an era of urbanization, Siemens is committed to helping cities rethink how they leverage data to become more efficient – and smarter – as they continue to grow. The Pittsburgh 2030 District exemplifies the city’s commitment to improving the quality of life of its inhabitants, more than 1,200 of which are Siemens employees,” said Peter Torrellas, Siemens’ National Business Manager for State and Local Government. “We’re proud to support the Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners as they realize their goals and create perfect places by working together the Pittsburgh way.”

Launched in 2012, the Pittsburgh 2030 District is 1 of 18 such Districts in North America, aggregating hundreds of buildings which have made individual commitments to 2030 Challenge goals of reducing energy and water use, as well as transportation emissions, 50% below baselines by 2030. Along with 2030 Districts in Albuquerque, Austin, Burlington (Vermont), Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ithaca, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland (Maine), San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Stamford, and Toronto, Pittsburgh is building on community strengths and efficiencies of scale to make widespread and inspirational environmental improvements that improve communities and bolster economic bottom lines.

The Pittsburgh 2030 District seeks to make Pittsburgh a more competitive place for business, improve employee and tenant health, and enhance the city’s reputation as a leader in building performance and sustainability. Current commitments to the inspirational 50% reduction goals include 492 buildings, totaling 79.2 million square feet (73% of the District’s square footage).  Property Partners are supported in this quest by 44 Community and Resource Partners, who support the initiative with their expertise and programs.

“GBA is delighted to work  with Siemens on this initiative,” said Dr. Aurora Sharrard, GBA’s Executive Director. “From materials and components to whole buildings and sustainable communities, GBA works at all scales of the built environment – and collaborating with Siemens, who also works on all of these levels, is a nice complement. We are excited to bring Siemens’ global expertise to our stakeholders here in Pittsburgh.”

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About Green Building Alliance

Founded in 1993, Green Building Alliance (GBA) is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and one of the oldest regional green building organizations in the United States. Our mission is to advance innovation in the built environment by empowering people to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant places. We envision a future in which every building and community is sustainable so every person can thrive. GBA proudly serves Pittsburgh and the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania, with stakeholders across the Mid-Atlantic, U.S., and around the world.  gba.org

About the Pittsburgh 2030 District

The Pittsburgh 2030 District, presented by Siemens, is a collaborative, nationally recognized, local community of high performance buildings in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Downtown and Oakland that aim to dramatically reduce energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions, while improving indoor air quality, increasing competitiveness, and improving owners’ returns on investment. The Pittsburgh 2030 District is a strategic initiative of Green Building Alliance, and currently represents over 72.5% of the total real estate square footage in the District’s boundaries, which cover Downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland, the Bluff, and parts of the North Side.

About Siemens

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, 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 as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 372,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $92.0 billion in fiscal 2017. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.3 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Learn more at Siemens.com.

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