Come join us in celebrating our newly completed bike room and gain insight into the design, logistics, and installation process for this retrofitted space!
GBA is partnering with the International Living Future Institute to bring you the latest Inspire Speakers Series!
Come learn how to design and build buildings to Passive House standards while earning your Certified Passive House Consultant or Designer credential with an instructor from the Passive House Academy.
The annual publication will showcase the projects, people, and perspectives that are leading our region’s innovative green building industry.
August 29th, 2016
Created by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), the Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a holistic and incredibly rigorous building certification – so rigorous, in fact, that only 11 buildings in the world have achieved full LBC certification. One of those buildings is right here in Pitt[...]
August 15th, 2016
Did you know that deforestation is a leading cause of carbon emissions? We all know that trees are important for this planet; they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. When a tree is cut and harvested, that carbon is stored in the wood, acting as a carbon sink. If the tree burns or naturally di[...]
August 5th, 2016
A 2011 McGraw-Hill study conveyed that 71 percent of hiring managers agree that a credential such as the LEED Green Associate or LEED AP gives applicants a competitive advantage in the hiring process. Of more than 1,400 LEED APs surveyed, 80 percent agreed that earning a LEED credential increased th[...]
August 1st, 2016
The term “Passive House” has become more frequent in the green building industry, but there is often confusion about its application. Despite its title, the Passive House building standard can be applied to office buildings, schools, supermarkets, residences, and more. It’s becoming more popular and[...]
August 1st, 2016
The Benedictine Sisters of Erie are well-known regionally for their community activism on important issues. They are rooted in a 1,500-year religious tradition founded by Saint Benedict, who promoted the sharing of goods and caring of the earth. Fast forward to 2016, and the Sisters have stepped up [...]