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Welcome to the Tucson 2030 District

13.4 Million Square Feet Committed

Our City Has Declared a Climate Emergency. We Are Responding by Building Resilience.

With passage of the City of Tucson's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan March 7, 2023, the Tucson 2030 District is moving even deeper into its energy and water efficiency mission as a dedicated partner in reducing the carbon footprint of our built environment. The District and the City are in lockstep with the 2030 Challenge energy reduction goals of 50% by 2030 and net zero by 2050. Join us.

The National 2030 District Includes 23 Cities Committed to Reducing Carbon Emissions from the Built Environment

As a Tucson District Member, Your Colleagues Include UArizona, the City of Tucson, the YWCA of Southern Arizona, and Pima County.

2030 Districts Are Committed to Reducing, by 2030:

Building Energy Consumption

by 50%

Building Water Consumption

by 50%

Transportation GHG Emissions

by 50%


The built environment generates 40% of annual global CO2 emissions. Of those total emissions, building operations are responsible for 27% annually, while building and infrastructure materials and construction (typically referred to as embodied carbon) are responsible for an additional 13% annually. Source: Architecture 2030


Working with building owners, the Tucson 2030 District calls on its proprietary carbon worksheet, Know Your Number, to first assess a building's energy and water usage over time. From there, we conduct audits through our team of local specialists and advise partners on how to meet the 2030 Challenge goals, in practice and equipment.


2030 Districts across the nation are meeting the 2030 Challenge for Planning incremental reduction targets for new and existing buildings. Those targets were 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 player in creating solutions for the climate crisis.

District Success Is Driven by 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.

Our Private-Public Partnership is 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

March 8, 2020 in Uncategorized

Southern Arizona Green Business Alliance

The Tucson 2030 District and Local First Arizona have been working to expand out outreach by engaging local business and entrepreneurs in the formation of the Southern Arizona Green Business…
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