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Going with the Flow: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Builds First Passive House Certified Library in North America

Going with the Flow: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Builds First Passive House Certified Library in North America

October 15th, 2018

The Carrick Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) will be the first Passive House certified library in North America. This significant green building achievement tells the story of Pittsburgh: a community for all, where everyone has access to learning opportunities and has access to hea[...]

When Art Creates Community

When Art Creates Community

October 15th, 2018

Urban landscapes represent both the unique ecological challenges of the built environment and the identities of the communities that shape those spaces. Redesigning this landscape to incorporate the natural world not only improves the sustainability of the urban area, but it can also help strengthen[...]

The Punch List – 10/15/18

The Punch List – 10/15/18

October 15th, 2018

Talk about self-driven. Pittsburgh-based startup Aurora Innovation, Co. just received the first ever official (but still voluntary) state authorization to test self-driving cars in Pittsburgh and surrounding municipalities. In April, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Authority urged self[...]

Breathe Easier with Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Breathe Easier with Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

October 8th, 2018

Indoor air quality is one of the many emerging topics of environmental health and green building.  Humans spend more time indoors than out, therefore the air we are breathing while inside is critically important to our health.   As we become more aware of the health impacts of not having a clean bre[...]

The Punch List – 10/8/18

The Punch List – 10/8/18

October 8th, 2018

Money on My Drain. Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority is considering implementing a stormwater fee.  Though details are still under development, the plan could largely affect “grey” infrastructure such as parking lots. Many such businesses don’t have any water access on their sites and have n[...]

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