SPEER is the fiscal sponsor of the Dallas 2030 District, San Antonio 2030 District, and the Austin 2030 District. The districts are growing in both membership and local community impacts. SPEER supports the 2030 District model as a strategic initiative to highlight the economic impact of building efficiency at a local level as well as a way to demonstrate the value of these investments throughout the South-central region.
2030 Districts are a collaborative of local businesses and community leaders who aim to increase the performance of buildings in their cities through no-nonsense, cost-effective improvements that reduce energy, water, and carbon consumption. These activities also have a goal to increase competitiveness in the business environment while increasing the building owners’ returns on investment. This is accomplished through district-wide aggregated reduction goals of 20% by 2020, 30% by 2025 and 50% by 2030 (compared to 2003 levels). The coalition of building owners, professional stakeholders, and community organizations work together to share best practices and opportunities for investments in district buildings that advance those aggressive efficiency goals.
High performance buildings have proven track records of simultaneously increasing business and property profitability, reducing environmental impacts, and improving occupant health. Members do this by developing realistic, measurable, and innovative strategies to assist property owners, managers, and tenants in meeting their efficiency goals. The overwhelming objective of the District is to keep properties and businesses competitive while operating buildings more efficiently, thereby reducing the costs and the environmental impacts of building operations. This groundbreaking project will keep cities competitive and ensure a healthy and livable environment in 2030.
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