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Seattle Becomes Founding Member of Seattle 2030 District

Seattle 2030 District logoToday, the City of Seattle joined local businesses to form a unique public-private partnership to increase energy efficiency of commercial buildings, the Seattle 2030 District. The Seattle 2030 District is an effort of more than 40 civic leaders including building owners and professionals, utilities, Architecture2030, the City of Seattle, and King County, to become the first large scale, high performance building district in the country.

In doing so, the City became one of 3 cities to accept President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge to reduce energy use in commercial buildings by 20 percent by 2020.

This effort is just the latest in many efforts the City has undertaken to reduce Seattle’s energy use, which include Community Power Works and an Energy Benchmarking Ordinance.