2030 Glossary: Challenge, Commitment, Districts, Palette, & Products

July 2nd, 2015

When we're talking about things focused on the year 2030, there are many -- and understanding of these different programs, measurement mechanisms, and tools varies widely across the country.  As a result, if you're confused about the difference between The 2030 Challenge, the AIA 2030 Commitment, AI[...]

2030 Districts: Community Collaboration Toward Measurable, Yet Inspirational Goals with Measured Performance

June 30th, 2015

If you're a Pittsburgher and/or GBA stakeholder, you're already familiar with the 2030 District model, as well as what efforts we've been making through the Pittsburgh 2030 District locally. At their most basic, 2030 Districts connect property, community, professional, and resource partners in defi[...]

What We Learned About B Corps

June 26th, 2015

Green Building Alliance recently gathered some friends at the super cool Beauty Shoppe in East Liberty for a panel discussion on certified B Corporations. It was a low-key evening of food, drinks, and informed discussion about this special type of business certification. What does it mean? Why shoul[...]

Leslie's Vacation Verde: Tucson

June 9th, 2015

Since returning from my Russian green building exchange (where my colleagues and I spent nearly all our time observing, discussing, tweeting, and blogging about the sustainable successes and challenges we found in the cities we visited), my senses have remained on auto-detect: constantly scanning th[...]


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