Owners and managers who commit their properties to the 2030 District’s goals can realize cost savings and reduce their environmental impact by assessing, tracking, and improving upon energy efficiency, water use, and transportation emissions. Participating property owners and managers gain access to a network of peers to share strategies and best practices, and to tools and resources to improve upon the performance of and add value to their assets, including financing information, aggregate building performance data, and building operator trainings.
What’s more, the Philadelphia 2030 District is an opportunity for voluntary, private sector leadership in demonstrating the value of high performing, cost-effective buildings. Buildings are the primary driver of climate change in our region. In Philadelphia, 60 percent of the carbon emissions that cause climate change come from the building sector, and an average commercial building wastes 30 percent of its energy. Making improvements to our built environment represents the best chance we have to reduce our region’s climate impact and save money.
Philadelphia 2030 District sponsorship provides unique marketing visibility as well as access and the opportunity to present in member-only district meetings. If you are interested in becoming a 2030 District Sponsor, please complete the following sponsorship form.
On February 10, the Exploratory Committee of the Philadelphia 2030 District met to discuss in detail the district’s energy goals. The committee reviewed both the existing and new building/major retrofit energy goals as well as progress tracking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
In addition, a presentation was given by Kennedy Wilson detailing the energy projects undertaken in the Aramark Tower since 2008. Operations manager, John Healy, detailed the decision making process to upgrade the site’s chiller plant and gave details on cost vs. savings as well as data tracking and application. John also led a tour of the plant after his presentation.
Thanks also to our hosts, Aramark, for the use of their space and the light refreshments.
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The district is seeking additional property partners who commit buildings to the goals, resource partners who can deliver services and sponsor the district, as well as community partners who can provide specialize expertise and support to the district as needed.
Please contact Katie Bartolotta, DVGBC’s Policy and Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.