GOAL: Avoid 60% of our projected, business-as-usual emissions in 2030
Goal (2030): Avoid 60% of our projected, business-as-usual emissions
Goal (2050): Avoid 80% of our projected, business-as-usual emissions
Rolling 12 Month Total (June 2022 – July 2023): 8%
We are currently tracking our GHG emissions for two buildings: The Mastercraft and the Ashton building. The graph above shows total GHG emissions in MtCO2e for these buildings starting at their baseline and tracking per year. As of July 2023, the emissions from the last 12 months are 956 MtCO2e, a 86 metric ton difference from the baseline.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the neighborhood are based on building energy consumption (electricity and natural gas usage). Millwork Commons currently has three buildings online, the Mastercraft building, the Ashton building, and HELLO Apartments. Disbrow Block and other future retail and residential spaces are in development. With our projected growth and build out, we also have projected our estimated GHG emissions. Our projected GHG emissions are based on “business as-usual” design, construction, and planned operations. Building type, such as residential or retail, and building size also influence our projections. Therefore, our estimated GHG emissions may change as our land use plans evolve.
Our goal is to do better than business-as-usual. How the neighborhood’s buildings are designed, constructed, and operated greatly influences our GHG impact. Collaborating with our partners, including architects, contractors, and tenants, helps us keep our buildings as energy efficient as possible. Our goal is to work together to avoid 60% of our projected, business-as-usual emissions in 2030 and 80% of our projected emissions by 2050.
- Designing, constructing, and operating our buildings following our sustainable design guidelines that include requirements for conducting energy modeling and building performance simulations.
- Installing LED light fixtures in indoor and outdoor spaces.
- Educating tenants on what they can do to reduce their energy consumption and maximize the energy efficiency of the neighborhood’s buildings.
- Obtaining, analyzing, and using energy consumption data to guide decision making.