IREM collaborates with 2030 districts in 10 cities to promote sustainability

October 20, 2015

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is collaborating with 2030 Districts® to promote sustainability across the United States. 2030 Districts® are evolving as a new model for urban sustainability with more than 241 million square feet of commercial building space. 2030 Districts are urban areas committed to meeting a high standard of energy, water, and transportation emissions reduction targets. 

The vision of the 2030 Districts® Network is to onboard new cities using the new business model, support peer exchange across Districts, store and share data, use the aggregate purchasing power of the District membership to secure reduced costs, create national partnership relationships, and influence policy making. Investors and capital markets are evaluating sustainability indicators to determine asset performance and desirability. The 10 cities established so far in the 2030 Districts® Network are Seattle, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Denver, Stamford, San Francisco, Dallas, Toronto, and Albuquerque. 

2030 Districts® receive a discount on IREM®’s Analyzing and Presenting Deep Retrofit Value series of online courses. These courses show investment real estate professionals how to analyze the financial impact of energy and sustainability retrofits and make a compelling case to move projects forward with owners, investors, and other stakeholders.Other areas of collaboration include opportunities for case studies, joint webinars, and additional collaboration with IREM chapters.If you are a member of a 2030 District and want to learn more about the preferred course pricing or other opportunities, visit irem.org/2030 or contact sustainability@irem.org.

“The 2030 Districts vision to unite cities to promote sustainability is remarkable. Sustainability is becoming essential in real estate management and it presents opportunities to enhance asset value,” says Lori Burger, CPM®, IREM® President, Eugene Burger Management Corporation, AMO®, Rohnert Park, California. “IREM is pleased to offer convenient online courses that enable industry professionals to evaluate and take advantage of those opportunities.” 

Learn more about IREM’s sustainability resources. 

About 2030 Districts

Across North America, 2030 Districts® are forming 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.

First established in Seattle, 2030 Districts® are in the vanguard of the grassroots effort to create longterm partnerships, coalitions, and collaboration around achievable and measurable goals for renovating hundreds of millions of square feet of existing urban and suburban areas and infrastructure, as well as for infill development and redevelopment. 2030 Districts® are unique private/ public partnerships that bring property owners and managers together with local governments, businesses, and community stakeholders to provide a business model for urban sustainability through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared resources. Together they benchmark, develop and implement creative strategies, best practices and verification methods for measuring progress towards a common goal.

About IREM®

IREM®  is an internationalcommunity of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors. 

IREM® believes good management matters, and well-managed properties pay dividends in terms of value and in the quality of life for residents, tenants and customers. IREM® offers a variety of membership types for professionals of every experience level, from on-site managers to high-level executives. IREM® credentials, earned by meeting high standards of education, experience, and ethical business practices, include: CPM®, ARM®, ACoM, and AMO®. 

Since 1933, IREM® has set the standard for best practices in real estate management. Today, IREM® membership includes more than 19,000 individual and 550 corporate members. To learn more about IREM, call 800-837-0706, ext. 4650 (outside the United States, call 312-329-60000), or visit www.irem.org. Twitter @IREM_info

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