The Grand Rapids 2030 District (GR2030) is a city-wide initiative where public and private sectors are coming together for these common goals: carbon drawdown, increased marketability, and community vibrancy.
why buildings, transportation, and water?
of energy-related global CO2 emissions are from buildings
The transportation sector accounts for 24% of direct CO2 emissions from combustion of fossil fuels, with passenger road vehicles being the highest emitter at 3.6 gigatons as of 2020. Three-quarters of these transportation emissions can be attributed to road transportation (passenger vehicles and trucks carrying freight). With this in mind, the International Energy Agency expects global transport to double by the year 2070.
where does grand rapids fall in the race to zero?
Grand Rapids commercial and industrial building and transportation data for 2019
let's decarbonize grand rapids together
To get to 50% emission reduction by 2030, we need to reduce 68,000 metric tons of CO2e per year.
we've got the tools & resources for our community to collectively decarbonize our city
a GR2030 member exclusive carbon tracking platform
Member building owners and managers can measure their carbon in real-time through the Grand Rapids 2030 District at absolutely no cost.
Using the nZero r platform, building owners can measure their dynamic scope 1 and 2 emissions in real-time. This GR2030 District tool streamlines carbon reporting for ESG reporting, compliance, and measuring the progress of sustainability pledges.
"How do I fit in?"
the grand rapids 2030 district is an informational hub to make data-backed decisions for all groups of people, including:
- building owners
- energy managers
- building managers
- nonprofit organizations
- property managers
- building professionals
- policy makers
- carbon accountants
- climate change advocates
- anyone interested in carbon data
as a part of the Grand Rapids 2030 District, you will:
we have the resources
whether you are interested in designing a net zero building, E.H.Zero resources, or even financing options for a project we have the tools for you to make informed decisions.