OAKLAND, Calif. — Lucid, a provider of real-time energy monitoring and display systems, announced a partnership with the Seattle 2030 District to provide energy and water monitoring for commercial buildings in downtown Seattle. Lucid’s Building Dashboard® will enable managers and tenants to track ongoing progress toward a 50 percent reduction in energy and water usage.

The Seattle 2030 District is a public/private partnership of more than 60 members, including Architecture 2030, 19 property owners and managers, the City of Seattle, King County, and numerous professional and community stakeholders. Their aim is to enroll nearly 88 million square feet of buildings in downtown Seattle and leverage a variety of resources to meet the energy, water, and CO2 reduction targets called for by Architecture 2030 in the 2030 Challenge for Planning. The target is to reduce energy use, water consumption, and CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

This marks the first time that a group of commercial buildings has voluntarily shared energy and water data with the public. A Downtown Seattle Building Dashboard® will serve as the central platform for tracking, aggregating, and displaying building performance. By centrally tracking and communicating performance data, members are able to benchmark themselves against other participating buildings, as well as typical buildings, and use this information to evaluate progress toward reduction targets. In addition to measuring performance at the District level, Lucid will be monitoring and tracking performance for each participating building and organization through Building Dashboard.

“It’s critically important that we develop a community of buildings, owners, and managers that are striving for a common goal, and leveraging actual performance data to challenge themselves to find creative ways to reduce the impact of these buildings,” said Brian Geller, executive director for the Seattle 2030 District.

“District members can use Building Dashboard to motivate their building managers to reduce consumption through management and facility improvements, and engage building tenants in making behavior changes that will reduce consumption further,” said Michael Murray, Lucid CEO.

Progress toward reduction targets is continually updated on the Seattle 2030 District’s Building Dashboard at www.buildingdashboard.net/seattle2030district.

For more information on the Seattle 2030 District, visit www.2030district.org/seattle. For more information about Lucid, visit www.luciddesigngroup.com.

Publication date: 6/4/2012