Author Archive | Anna Siefken

Event at Energy Innovation Center. Photo: Green Building Alliance

Smart Cities, Microgrids, and EVs at CMU’s Energy Week

This is a guest post from Anna Siefken, Associate Director for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at CMU’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. Buildings worldwide use 40 percent of our energy, but why isn’t that use decreasing faster with all that the industry knows? It’s pertinent questions like this that nationally-recognized thought leaders and decision […]

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Point State Park Press Event

Pittsburgh 2030 District Expands into Northside, DCNR Secretary Commits Point State Park

The Pittsburgh 2030 District has expanded its boundary – for the 3rd time in as many years – into the Northside. The District, already the largest among 13 participating cities in North America, continues to grow at a record pace. In 2016 alone, the Pittsburgh 2030 District has gained commitments from 41 buildings representing 8 million square feet via agreements with 14 new property partners. […]

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Pittsburgh 2030 District Exceeds All Three Milestone Reduction Targets for 2015

Pittsburgh leads 12 international 2030 Districts in size and progress.  2015 achievements, measured performance results revealed in Progress Report.  The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of Green Building Alliance with boundaries in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland, announced on April 28th in its annual report to local leaders and the business community that the District has […]

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High Performing Buildings are Profitable: Pittsburgh 2030 District as a Roadmap for Success

A collaborative group of building owners and managers, community stakeholders, and resource partners, the Pittsburgh 2030 District is a public-private-nonprofit partnership voluntarily committed to aggressive building performance goals. Specifically, 435 buildings totaling nearly 68 million square feet in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland have already committed to reducing energy consumption, water use, and transportation emissions to 50 […]

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Pittsburgh 2030 District wins Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Since 2012, we at Green Building Alliance (GBA) have been quietly – and sometimes vocally – supporting building owners and facility managers in both Downtown and Oakland as they pursue aggressive energy, water, and transportation reduction goals. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that our efforts are being recognized throughout the Commonwealth with the Governor’s […]

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Towering Efforts to Save Energy & Water, Building Disclosure is Taking Shape, and Making Every Trip Count

More than 70 Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners braved the snowy weather to gather high atop the city’s skyline to contemplate topics of critical importance to the economic vitality and future of Pittsburgh. Held at the U.S. Steel Tower and hosted by UPMC, the January 19th Partner Meeting was packed with updates – and the promise of a follow-up […]

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