The Pittsburgh 2030 District sets national standards for high performance building by committing landmark properties to 50% reductions in energy use, water use, and transportation emissions while improving indoor air quality by 2030.
As the largest 2030 District in the world, the robust network of 556 properties (representing more than 86.3 million sq. ft.) has saved $154.5 million and avoided over 1.48 million metric tons of CO2 to date.
Collectively, buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland are actively working to achieve 50% reductions in energy use, water use, and transportation emissions by the year 2030.
These dramatic reductions are being accomplished in conjunction with improved indoor air quality, increased returns on investment, and related growing regional successes.
IMPACT: How is the Pittsburgh 2030 District Improving the Region?
The District drives market transformation by uniting leading organizations in Pittsburgh’s high growth industries, creating unprecedented collaboration between sectors like healthcare, hospitality, higher education, and technology. Defined by Pittsburgh’s central business corridor, the District includes Downtown, the Northside, Oakland, and Uptown. In 2019, the District welcomed over 213 District Affiliates properties (representing 9.8 million sq. ft.) from across the region, building a broad coalition for change. GBA also successfully launched the Erie Established 2030 District, committing 61 buildings representing 4.1 million sq. ft.
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.
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Big 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.