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Here's What's New: LEED Certified Buildings in Pittsburgh

Here's What's New: LEED Certified Buildings in Pittsburgh

February 13th, 2017

When it comes to green buildings, Pittsburgh finished 2016 with a bang, and we're off to a strong start this year! A plethora of projects have been certified with LEED or ENERGY STAR® ratings. We've highlighted some of these projects below. In Larimer, three single-family homes have been LEED Plati[...]

Finding An Eco-Friendly Apartment

Finding An Eco-Friendly Apartment

February 8th, 2017

Homeowners can make great strides to change the carbon footprint of their homes through weatherization, the installation of insulation and using alternative energy sources. But as a renter, your hands are tied. So if you’re hoping to keep your housing eco-friendly and save on your utilities bill, yo[...]

We LOVE Our Members!

We LOVE Our Members!

February 3rd, 2017

Really, we do. We are inspired by your dedication to creating a sustainable future for Western Pennsylvania that is socially just, economically viable, and environmentally responsible. Thanks to our members and supporters, we are making positive, measurable change in our region — dramatically red[...]

Performance Measures for Downtown Development Plus Local & Regional Mobility

Performance Measures for Downtown Development Plus Local & Regional Mobility

January 30th, 2017

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, a civic educational, entertainment, and economic powerhouse for over three decades, hosted Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners for the January Partner Meeting. Trust employees shared their principles for the development of the 8th Street block as they continue to lead th[...]

Greenwashing* is Bad, but Green Drying is Good

Greenwashing* is Bad, but Green Drying is Good

January 25th, 2017

We often discuss ways to help make our homes and offices more energy efficient, such as using air barriers, insulation, and triple-pane windows. But what are some of the loads that you can reduce yourself without a major cash outlay or disruption to your home? Recently, I investigated getting some [...]

 

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