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SU Joins 2030 District

June 28, 2019

Advancement and Alumni Building

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Seattle University has joined the Seattle 2030 District, an organization that seeks to dramatically reduce the environmental impacts of building construction and operations in Seattle. An interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a high-performance building district in downtown Seattle, the district sets the following goals for existing buildings and new construction in the areas of energy use, water consumption and carbon emissions. 

Existing Buildings and Infrastructure Operations

  • Energy Use: 20 percent reduction below the national average by 2020; 50 percent reduction by 2030.
  • Water Use: Manage stormwater peak discharge and potable water use within the District by 50 percent below the District baseline by 2030, with incremental targets of 20 percent by 2020, 35 percent by 2025, reaching 50 percent by 2030.
  • Auto & Freight CO2e: 20 percent reduction below the current District average by 2020; 50 percent reduction by 2030. 

New Buildings, Major Renovations and New Infrastructure

  • Energy Use: 70 percent reduction below the national average, reaching carbon neutrality by 2030.
  • Water Use: Immediately manage the combination of stormwater peak discharge and potable water use by 50 percent below the District baseline.
  • Auto & Freight CO2e: 50 percent reduction below the current District average. 

Learn more at Seattle 2030 District. If you have an idea for a new environmental initiative you’d like to see on campus, contact Resource Conservation Manager Richard Moyer at moyerrichard@seattleu.edu.

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