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The Hills are Alive with Solarize Allegheny!

The Hills are Alive with Solarize Allegheny!

May 22nd, 2017

These nonprofit solar experts are making your community greener. Find out if your roof can gleam with new solar panels. Summer is a time for sunburns, sunporches, and, of course, photovoltaic cells. For those of us living in one of Pittsburgh's charming (read: hilly and tree-lined) neighborhoods,[...]

Autonomous Vehicles Reimagined

Autonomous Vehicles Reimagined

May 15th, 2017

Imagine if no one on your street owned a car. No one speeds through pedestrian zones, no one runs over your garbage cans. And in fact, your cobbled street just grew by two lanes, because the 90% of time that your car remains parked has been eliminated. This is not a utopian environmental fantasy,[...]

Frick Environmental Center to Receive Leadership Award at GBA's 2017 Emerald Evening

Frick Environmental Center to Receive Leadership Award at GBA's 2017 Emerald Evening

May 8th, 2017

As the hillsides celebrate spring, Green Building Alliance is thrilled to honor the Frick Environmental Center with our new Leadership Award at the 2017 Emerald Evening gala. The Frick Environmental Center is the world’s first free-to-the-public building engineered to meet the Living Building Cha[...]

ILFI Living Product Hub Launched, GBA Members to Receive Discount to 2017 Living Product Expo

ILFI Living Product Hub Launched, GBA Members to Receive Discount to 2017 Living Product Expo

May 5th, 2017

On April 18, 2017, the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), in collaboration with Green Building Alliance (GBA), officially launched the new Pittsburgh Living Product Hub at a happy hour generously hosted by Phipps Conservancy and Botanical Gardens. Through this new partnership, GBA memb[...]

Green Building: The Nutshell Version

Green Building: The Nutshell Version

May 1st, 2017

Passive House. Zero energy buildings. LEED buildings. You’ve probably heard all of these terms used to describe a green building, and you know that all have something to do with energy efficiency. There are certifications, design standards, and buzzwords to track, and while all engender a sort o[...]

 

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