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Women in Green: We've All Been There

Women in Green: We've All Been There

May 22nd, 2018

A group of 180 women and female allies gathered last Friday, and we’re all a little speechless. Every woman had a story to share, of defeats and challenges and hopes and victories. And though we each arrived by our own winding path, there was this quiet understanding that yes, we have all been there[...]

Community Solar Conquers Pittsburgh Shade

Community Solar Conquers Pittsburgh Shade

May 8th, 2018

This is part one of a two-part series.  Rooftop solar is growing across Western Pennsylvania, with Allegheny County now boasting the second-highest number of solar installations in the state at almost 1,800, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission. Once considered a specialty pr[...]

Updated Buildings Codes in Pennsylvania

Updated Buildings Codes in Pennsylvania

May 7th, 2018

Exciting news for Pennsylvania: 2015 ICC Codes will be effective (in almost their entirety) on October 1, 2018! There were certainly some compromises made, but compared to the stalemate that has plagued PA building codes, this is amazing! Well, what do we mean in almost their entirety? This is a do[...]

Before I Die, I Want to Create Places that Matter

Before I Die, I Want to Create Places that Matter

April 30th, 2018

Pittsburgh is a city of places. Every cobbled alley has witnessed life, each precariously perched house somehow forming a part of our collective memory. It is tempting to understand the built environment as the realization of urban plans and architectural schematics. And in many ways, stones and c[...]

Green and Healthy Schools Across the Nation

Green and Healthy Schools Across the Nation

April 24th, 2018

In the multidisciplinary world of healthy schools, there is a dizzying number of webinars, classes, and conferences to sharpen your impact. Of course, making the time to sort through that wealth of knowledge can be a project in and of itself, and educators often have the hardest time prioritizing th[...]

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