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From Vienna to Pittsburgh: What's the Fuss with the Passive House Movement?

From Vienna to Pittsburgh: What's the Fuss with the Passive House Movement?

August 14th, 2017

In the past year or so you may have noticed that GBA has been quite supportive of the Passive House standard.  Why?  Well, designing and building buildings that use 1/10 the energy of traditional buildings is likely one of the best ways to reduce human’s contribution to climate change.  And as we [...]

Sustainable Design Leaders: Innovative, Integrated, & Impactful

Sustainable Design Leaders: Innovative, Integrated, & Impactful

August 7th, 2017

This is a guest post by architect Patricia Culley from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Over the last ten years, architectural design firms have increasingly started to invest in dedicated personnel to guide their firm’s sustainability efforts at the leadership level. As these efforts increase, the role[...]

Millvale EcoDistrict to be honored with Inspiration Award at the 2017 Emerald Evening Gala

Millvale EcoDistrict to be honored with Inspiration Award at the 2017 Emerald Evening Gala

July 31st, 2017

Green Building Alliance is thrilled to honor the Millvale EcoDistrict with our Inspiration Award at the 2017 Emerald Evening gala and awards ceremony. With a history of devastating floods and disinvestment, the residents of Millvale are reimagining their community, and building a neighborhood wher[...]

The Pittsburgh 2030 District Dives into Lighting

The Pittsburgh 2030 District Dives into Lighting

July 31st, 2017

The Energy Innovation Center hosted the July Partner Meeting for Pittsburgh 2030 District participants. Attendees heard from four of the District’s sponsors who highlighted recent projects and initiatives, giving Property Partners ideas to take back to their facilities. WHAT WE LEARNED: Still co[...]

Making Green: Getting the Most from Your Energy Upgrades 

Making Green: Getting the Most from Your Energy Upgrades 

July 24th, 2017

This is a guest blog by home energy consultant Erin Vaughan If you ask most homeowners if they want a green home, chances are, they’ll say yes. We start with notions of protecting the environment, of using fewer resources and reducing our carbon footprint. Dig a little deeper though, and most c[...]

 

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