“Through our new partnership, we’re hoping to make a meaningful impact on global carbon emissions... ULI Greenprint and Measurabl will help us get to our targets faster using a best of breed data management platform to benchmark and report sustainability performance.
SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2018
Today the 2030 Districts Network announced a new partnership with Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center, a worldwide alliance of sustainability-minded real estate owners, investors and strategic partners, and Measurabl, the world’s most widely adopted sustainability software for commercial real estate, to provide a unified platform for benchmarking and tracking the sustainability performance of 18 North American cities working towards shared goals of reducing energy use, water consumption, and transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2030.
The 2030 Districts Network is a group of private-public partnerships in designated urban areas that unite the community around a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth. Through the 50% reduction targets, 2030 Districts hope to significantly mitigate the effects of climate change on their urban centers and the world at large.
“Through our new partnership, we’re hoping to make a meaningful impact on global carbon emissions, as cities are responsible for the large majority of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Dave Low, Network Liaison for 2030 Districts Network. “ULI Greenprint and Measurabl will help us get to our targets faster using a best of breed data management platform that then allows us to benchmark and report sustainability performance consistently across all districts.”
This new partnership enables all districts to access Measurabl and for ULI to then coordinate and support their ambitious goals. Municipalities are increasingly deploying ESG (environmental, social, governance) factors and regulations in their operations as diverse stakeholders – including citizens, businesses, and the energy sector – seek to track and reduce environmental impacts.
“The opportunity to work with all eighteen 2030 Districts, as well as the emerging districts, is an incredible opportunity to help accelerate sustainable practices in cities,” said Billy Grayson, Executive Director of the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance.
As cities account for more than two-thirds of the world’s energy use and 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, urban areas are vital to the movement for more sustainable living. Emerging Districts like San Diego 2030 are joining this movement to mitigate climate change through the world’s cities.
“Innovative cities like San Diego are leading the way on climate action with ambitious goals to slash greenhouse gas emissions and move to 100 percent renewable energy,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “Cities can’t do it alone and that’s why this network is so important as we encourage more businesses and residents to join our efforts to clean up our urban environment and leave a better future for the next generation.”
Real estate groups and local governments are not the only entities contributing; private corporations and other occupiers of the built environment are a large part of this effort.
“The 2030 Districts Network is an innovative partner working to mitigate the effects of climate change, the issue of our generation,” said Matt Ellis, CEO and Founder of Measurabl. “We’re thrilled to be selected as the data management software to make sustainability data accessible to all.”
More than 385M square feet across the 2030 Districts Network have officially committed to reducing environmental impact through the 2030 goals. As more cities join the effort to reduce emissions by the fast-approaching deadline, organizations across industries are joining to help this effort.
About the 2030 Districts Network
The 2030 Districts Network is a US registered 501 C3 non-profit organization comprised of the Established 2030 Districts throughout the world. The Network establishes a global network of thriving high performance building districts and cities, uniting communities to catalyze transformation in the built environment and the role it plays in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Currently, the Network includes over 358 million sq feet of commercial real estate whose owners have committed to working to achieve the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning goals to reduce resource use. Learn more at http://www.2030districts.org/.
About the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance The Urban Land Institute Greenprint Center for Building Performance is a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry through value enhancing strategies. Through measurement, benchmarking, knowledge sharing, and the implementation of best practices Greenprint and its members strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Greenprint is a research center within the ULI Center for Sustainability, which also oversees ULI’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program and Urban Resilience Program. For more information, please visit uli.org/greenprint.
Measurabl is the world’s fastest growing sustainability software for the built environment. Our automation tools make it easy and accurate for more than 5 billion square feet of commercial property across 67 countries to collect sustainability data, analyze, and report on performance, and identify energy and water efficiency opportunities. Our scalability has helped Measurabl emerge as the global clearinghouse for corporate non-financial data, empowering companies and their stakeholders to act and invest sustainably. Learn more about Measurabl at http://www.measurabl.com.