Green Building Update: No Turning Back

October 9th, 2015

When Richard Piacentini and the board of Phipps began planning for the conversion of the former public works garage into an exhibit staging center, there was no discussion of delivering the project in a manner other than to the most rigorous environmental standards. Rather than viewing the Center fo[...]

Shout Out to Our Very Own "Spark!"

October 8th, 2015

We're super proud of our Executive Director's "Innovator Profile" piece in Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It) - sounds like the perfect combination, if you ask us! Aurora Sharrard is spotlighted for her passionate career in engineering and sustainability. The article calls Aurora[...]

Pittsburgh 2030 District Recognized with International Downtown Association Award

October 7th, 2015

Touted for building a healthier, higher performing downtown, Pittsburgh on top again. The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of the Green Building Alliance, today received a prestigious award from the International Downtown Association for its work to significantly reduce energy consu[...]

Bite-sized Pieces of Intellect on Leadership from Some of Pittsburgh's Own

October 5th, 2015

I attended the Thrival Session entitled Public Revolutionaries: Ideas and Individuals Shaping 21st Century Metro Areas, moderated by Mayor Peduto and including panelists John Fetterman, Bill Generett, and Tara Sherry-Torres. Among the many interesting aspects of this panel discussion was a brief exc[...]


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