We’re thrilled to announce that SageGlass was the first dynamic glass selected for inclusion in the 2030 Districts Marketplace! The 2030 Districts Network, overseen by Architecture 2030, just launched a new online Marketplace to help its members and partners across North America streamline the procurement process and purchase innovative products at below-market prices to meet their energy efficiency goals. Thanks to the power of group purchasing, 2030 District members will now have the ability to buy SageGlass at a special rate.
The Marketplace technologies are selected through a competitive application process to vet reliability, effectiveness and pricing. SageGlass was one of just six suppliers and manufacturers included in the launch. Our dynamic glass was selected for its ability to control sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating. Additionally, SageGlass dramatically reduces energy demand and the need for HVAC by blocking sunlight on hot days, making it a great product for sustainable retrofits. The first set of products available include HVAC controls, advanced metering, LED lighting, windows and window film and electric vehicle chargers. New products from approved suppliers will be added to the Marketplace over time to help members meet their energy reduction targets in an affordable way.
The 2030 Marketplace is just the latest 2030 District Network initiative to help its members improve the energy efficiency of their buildings. Across North America, 2030 Districts are leading the grassroots effort to create long-term public/private partnerships, coalitions, and collaboration around achievable and measurable goals for renovating existing urban and suburban areas and infrastructure, as well as for infill development and redevelopment. The 2030 Districts currently boast 266 million square feet of property and 1,179 properties.
First established in Seattle, eleven other cities including Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Denver, Stamford, San Antonio, San Francisco, Dallas, Toronto, Albuquerque and Grand Rapids have joined the call to action set forth by Architecture 2030. Each 2030 District has unique goals, but all strive to meet the energy, water and vehicle emissions reduction targets for existing buildings and new construction called for by Architecture 2030 in the 2030 Challenge for Planning.
Established in response to the climate change crisis by architect Edward Mazria in 2002, Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate crisis.
According to the non-profit organization, slowing the growth rate of greenhouse gas emissions and then reversing it is the key to addressing climate change and keeping global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. To accomplish this, Architecture 2030 issued the 2030 Challenge. Since its inception, the 2030 Challenge has been adopted and is being implemented by 80 percent of the top 10 and 70 percent of the top 20 architecture/engineering/planning firms in the U.S. In addition, the AIA, ASHRAE, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the federal government, and many other organizations and state and local governments and agencies have adopted the Challenge.
SageGlass is proud to be included in this important and innovative strategic initiative to help combat climate change. Now, more property owners, managers and developers will have the ability to purchase SageGlass at a lower price to transform the human experience in their buildings and cut down on the need for HVAC units. For more information on the 2030 Districts, please visit: http://www.2030districts.org/.