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The Ithaca 2030 District

Leading the effort to create a new model for
urban sustainability and shared economic growth.
We are a global network of districts committed to making
meaningful changes within cities that address climate change

Linked In A Powerful Network

The 2030 Districts Network was established to lead the effort to help newly forming Districts and to coordinate existing District resources and collaborations in cities across the United States.

Our objective is for 2030 District national collaborators and partners to have equal access to the support and resources needed to achieve the 2030 Challenge for Planning targets.

2030 Districts are rapidly emerging as a new model for urban sustainability.

Our 24 established districts nationwide, made up of more than 1,650 organizational members, have committed over 618 MILLION SQUARE FEET of commercial building space to address climate change.

Established Districts
Organizational Members
Square Feet of Commercial Building Space Committed

Achieving District-Wide Goals Together

2030 Districts are committed to reducing:

Building Operational Emissions

to Zero

Building Water Consumption

by 50%

Transportation GHG Emissions

to Zero

by the year 2040

2030 Districts are meeting incremental reduction targets for new and existing buildings set by the 2030 Challenge for Planning, which was issued by Architecture 2030, a non-profit organization committed to transforming the built environment from a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the climate crisis solution.

Private-Public Partnerships

2030 Districts are organizations led by the private sector, with local building industry leaders uniting around a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth – while aligning with local community groups and government to achieve significant energy, water, and emissions reductions within our commercial cores.

Property owner/manager/developers join a local 2030 District to help them make significant changes to their properties to create reductions necessary to transition to a low carbon economy.

A Successful 2030 District is a PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP comprised of:

Property Owners and Managers

that own, manage, and/or develop real estate within a District boundary

Services Stakeholders

providing related services within a District boundary

Community Stakeholders

representing either non-profit organizations or local government

Leveraging Strategic Partnerships

Energy Assessment
Software Tools
Collective Buying Power
Professional Services

Latest News

June 2, 2024 in Uncategorized

The 2023 Annual Progress Report Released

We're excited to present the fifth annual progress report for the Ithaca 2030 District. As the report shows, the District as a whole in 2023 reduced its energy consumption by 37% from…
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June 2, 2024 in Ithaca

Students help Ithaca building owners see progress on emissions

By Caitlin Hayes, Cornell Chronicle, 5/29/24 In May, on top of exams, work for his engineering project team and prep for summer opportunities, Joey Armstrong ’25 was crunching numbers for…
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December 5, 2023 in Ithaca

Cornell Hosts National Sustainable Engineering Conference

Peter Bardaglio speaking last month at the Engineers for a Sustainable World conference. The annual conference of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), an international nonprofit network of students and professionals,…
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