Philadelphia 2030 District

What is the 2030 District?

Convened by Green Building United, it is a voluntary effort by the owners, managers, and developers of the city’s largest buildings to achieve deep reductions in energy use, water use, transportation emissions, and to improve stormwater management. We currently have over 48 million square feet, representing over 300 buildings in Philadelphia committed to this mission.


What are the Goals?

  • Reduce Building Baseline Energy Use by 50% by 2030
  • Reduce Baseline Water Use by 50% by 2030
  • Reduce Building Level Transportation Emissions by 50% by 2030
  • Increase Green Acres through Green Stormwater Infrastructure
  • Increase Awareness of Environmental Impact of the Building Sector
  • Increase Education Surrounding Sustainable Building Operations

Together We Can Reduce Emmissions & Increase Awareness

Now more than ever, companies and buildings are making the pledge to become more sustainable, and we want to help. Together we can build awareness around green building, operations, and maintenance, increase the opportunities to engage with likeminded individuals, make informed building decisions through data tracking and analysis, and reduce the carbon emissions from our built environment.

Interested in taking part? Contact Isabelle Coupet - for more information & to take the pledge!

Who's participating?

Building owners and/or managers that commit property to meet the district goals.

Government, non-profit and civic organizations that provide support and expertise for the district.

Energy services companies, utilities, and professional firms that provide expertise, deliver services, and sponsor the district.

How are we doing?

Each year, Green Building United aggregates progress toward the district goals. As of our latest annual report (based on 2021 data) property partners districtwide have achieved:

  • 31% reduction in energy use

  • 31.8% reduction in water use

  • New transportation emission target of 202.5 Metric Tons of Carbon per commuter annually by 2030

  • 54.9  verified Greened Acres

How are we meeting the goals?

Property partners are meeting the goals of the Philadelphia 2030 District through sophisticated operations, robust tenant engagement, and strategic investments in conservation and efficiency strategies. 

Check out our partner spotlights for exemplary project examples. 

How do you get involved?

The district is seeking additional property partners who commit their buildings to the meeting the goals of the district and participating in our peer community.

For more information >>


Philadelphia 2030 District Sponsors

Meeting Level Sponsors


Philadelphia 2030 District sponsorship provides unique marketing visibility as well as access to member-only district meetings.

Green Building United Legacy Partners

Green Building United Platinum Partners

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