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Living Building Challenge: Project Updates

Living Building Challenge: Project Updates

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[...]

Get the Inside Scoop on Certified Wood from Pennsylvania's 1st FSC-Certified Company

Get the Inside Scoop on Certified Wood from Pennsylvania's 1st FSC-Certified Company

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[...]

Call for applications now open for Community Green Scholars grants

Call for applications now open for Community Green Scholars grants

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[...]

Passive House Isn't Just for Houses

Passive House Isn't Just for Houses

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[...]

LED Retrofit Enlightens Erie Community

LED Retrofit Enlightens Erie Community

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 [...]

 

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