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The Tower at PNC Plaza: A Workplace for the Future

The Tower at PNC Plaza: A Workplace for the Future

September 30th, 2016

Over the last decade, The Tower at PNC Plaza has been one of the Pittsburgh region’s most anticipated developments, but its origins stretch back to the late 1990s when The PNC Financial Services started its green building journey. In 2000, PNC opened PNC Firstside Center, then the largest LEED certi[...]

Pittsburgh 2030 District Expands into Northside, DCNR Secretary Commits Point State Park

Pittsburgh 2030 District Expands into Northside, DCNR Secretary Commits Point State Park

September 13th, 2016

The Pittsburgh 2030 District has expanded its boundary - for the 3rd time in as many years - into the Northside. The District, already the largest among 13 participating cities in North America, continues to grow at a record pace. In 2016 alone, the Pittsburgh 2030 District has gained commitments fr[...]

Clean Construction Policies, Technologies & Funding: GASP Perspective

Clean Construction Policies, Technologies & Funding: GASP Perspective

September 10th, 2016

The Pittsburgh region struggles with poor air quality, ranking as one of the top 10 most polluted cities in the nation with regard to short- and long-term particle pollution. Diesel exhaust contains many toxic air pollutants, carcinogens, ozone precursors, and fine particulate matter. As a result, p[...]

Historic Synagogue Upgrades, Restaurant Tracking, and Water Baseline Update

Historic Synagogue Upgrades, Restaurant Tracking, and Water Baseline Update

September 9th, 2016

The August Pittsburgh 2030 District Partner Meeting took place at Rodef Shalom, a historical gem designed by Henry Hornbostel around the turn of the 20th century. During our visit, we learned about and toured the facility, got updates from the Pittsburgh 2030 District team, and heard the interesting[...]

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Financing Strategies for the Race to Zero Energy

September 9th, 2016

Our fourth and final “Race to Zero Energy” session was held at Google’s Pittsburgh Office in Bakery Square on August 25. We heard presentations about financing opportunities and strategies from project team members and funders. These experts gave insight into different types of loans, grants, and ot[...]

 

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