Seattle Takes the Lead on Green Buildings: Seattle 2030 District

Source:  KUOW EarthFix, September 9, 2011.  Seattle 2030 District is a public-private partnership in which property owners promise to halve their energy usage. 

At a launch ceremony this week, Mayor Mike McGinn called the Seattle 2030 District a strong contributor to the city’s economic development. “Where are the green jobs? You’re making them right here!”

Brian Geller, the executive director of Seattle 2030 District, says the city is going to become America’s first large-scale high performance building district and will set an example for other cities in the country.

2030 District is a public-private partnership between a wide range of stakeholders, including city, county, utilities, property owners and community groups. The partnership is responsible for millions of feet of commercial building space.

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