News Analysis

Building Owners Embrace Sharing Economy with 2030 Districts

“What’s unique about our group is that we’re actually benchmarking and tracking in the aggregate,” says Brian Geller, founder and executive director of the Seattle 2030 District, which currently includes 25 million square feet of building space (a little over a quarter of the building space located within the physical confines of the district). “We’re going to share all data and share best practices and challenges. As a group, we’re going to reach these goals.” The district aims to function as a high-performance unit through projects like district heating, cooling, heat recovery, and renewable power generation.

Published April 30, 2012