Peter Dobrovolny, the Seattle 2030 District liaison for the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment, received a Lifetime Achievement award at 2030’s Vision Awards on November 14th, 2013. Peter received a standing ovation for his work as a co-founder of the Seattle 2030 District, during which time he also spearheaded the EPA Showcase Communities Grant that provided nearly a half million dollars in funding for the public-private partnership over its past three years.
The Seattle 2030 District is a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle that aims to dramatically reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations through education and collaboration across every sector of the built environment. Through August 2013, the District had 45 building owners or property managers taking part in the effort, with participating buildings achieving savings of 21.5% in energy, 4% in water and 22% in transportation emissions through employee transit programs. The 2030 District is helping the City of Seattle reach its ambitious Climate Action Plan goal to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Brett Phillips, 2030 District Chairman of the Board, presented Peter with the award, calling the Seattle 2030 District Peter’s legacy initiative. Congratulations, Peter!