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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 is in lockstep with the City's goal to be carbon neutral by 2030. Join us in this planet-saving effort.

A Public–Private Partnership Dedicated to Creating a Healthy, Sustainable City 

The TUCSON 2030 DISTRICT is a local non-profit whose private-sector led, public-sector supported partnership brings property owners and managers together with local governments, businesses, and community partners to provide a business model for urban sustainability and reduction in climate change through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared resources. By doing so, we are improving the health and welfare of Tucson and its citizens.

We accept the 2030 DISTRICTS NETWORK challenge to "Accelerate to Zero" by reaching zero emissions by 2040.

Partner Level: Community

2030 DISTRICT Community Partners include utilities, academic institutions, government agencies, industry associations and public benefit organizations (NGOs, charities, community groups) in the Tucson 2030 District.

Partner Level: Owner / Manager / Developer

2030 DISTRICT property owners include building owners, managers, facility operators, developers, major tenants of properties, multi-family buildings and single-family residences in the TUCSON 2030 DISTRICT.

Partner Level: Professional Services

2030 DISTRICT Professional Service Partners include architects, engineers, ESCOs, contractors and other professional organizations working with the built environment or new construction in the TUCSON 2030 DISTRICT.

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

Priority 1.

Develop and disseminate a better understanding of District wide energy consumption, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to inform more strategic program development, better policy and more meaningful stakeholder outreach.

Priority 2.

Assist Property Owner Partners in benchmarking their properties to define current performance, to provide a Know Your Number rating and to provide access to Professional Service Partners to assist in implementing building improvements.

Priority 3.

Act as a catalyst, connector and advisor to accelerate the adoption of best practices, conservation program participation and knowledge transfer within the District.

Priority 4.

Assist building owners, developers, and tenants in understanding the positive financial value and asset improvement that accrue with efficiency upgrades.

As a Tucson District Member, You Join 24 Cities Nationally Who Are Committed to Reducing Carbon Emissions from the Built Environment

National 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 solution.

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

2030 Districts Network