Monday, October 22, 2012

2030 District Presentation

SEDR is hosting a presentation on Seattle's pioneering 2030 District by Brian Geller, Founder and Executive Director.
Monday, November 5, 2012 from Noon to 1pm
4th Floor Conference Room in City Centre, 1420 5th Ave, Downtown Seattle.
FREE, as always.

The Seattle 2030 District is an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle. With the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning providing our performance goals, we seek to develop realistic, measurable, and innovative strategies to assist district property owners, managers, and tenants in meeting aggressive goals that reduce environmental impacts of facility construction and operations. 
Brian Geller, Founder and Executive Director of the group, will be talking about its formation, goals, benefits, and general aspirations, and including some case studies of buildings within the District. He will also give an update on other cities copying this model nationwide – Cleveland and Pittsburgh have both launched 2030 Districts this year, with more to come shortly.
Achieving the 2030 Challenge targets at a district scale, and focusing on existing medium to large buildings that are privately owned, will provide a working model that other cities and regions can use to reduce emissions and impacts. While individual buildings will have specific opportunities for energy reductions, a district approach will provide the opportunity for district-wide heat recovery, distributed generation, and other district energy efficiencies that can reduce the demand for resources. The 2030 District will provide members a roadmap to own, manage, and develop high performance buildings by leveraging existing market resources and by creating new tools and partnerships to overcome current market barriers. This type of collaborative action is a strategic undertaking to help the City of Seattle meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030 and represents a major investment in Seattle's future.

SEDR is the Seattle Energy & Design Roundtable, which hosts speakers and work sessions each month. Our goals are to drive building simulation understanding forward toward the goals of the 2030 Challenge. We invite all architects, designers, and engineers to our free presentations to share ideas and experiences with sustainable design.

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