Author Archive | Anthony Mendicino

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Guest Blog: How Smart Buildings Support Occupants and Owners When Adapting to the “New Normal”

Submitted by: In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, smart buildings around the world prepare to reopen. What can technology do to support companies and their employees to return to work with confidence? From a recent CoreNet Global Survey: 84% of companies plan to bring employees back in waves Companies may not reach 100% […]

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Chris Cieslak Joins Pittsburgh 2030 District as Senior Director

Green Building Alliance is proud to welcome Chris Cieslak to our team! Chris will bring her vast experience throughout the world of sustainability to Green Building Alliance as Senior Director of the Pittsburgh 2030 District. She will also hold the title of Vice President of Program Strategy & Impact. Chris has devoted her career to […]

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Make My Trip Count Survey Results

After over a year of collecting responses from Pittsburgh commuters, GBA’s Make My Trip Count survey results are ready to be released to the public! Over 20,000 respondents from around the Pittsburgh region provided feedback on their daily transportation routines through Make My Trip Count. The survey results will help inform critical transportation and infrastructure […]

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Environmental Charter School Transforms Vacant Building into Sustainable Middle School

Current and former students of The Environmental Charter School (ECS) joined community members and Mayor Bill Peduto to unveil their new middle school, built out of the historic James E. Rogers Building in Garfield. The school is centered around sustainability for both students and environment, meaning the building, completed in 1914, required extensive reconstruction to […]

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GHSA Emerging Youth Visit the Center for Sustainable Landscapes

Yesterday, our Green and Healthy Schools Academy took their Emerging Youth Program students to one of 17 living buildings in the world, Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL). Phipps’ Meghan Scanlon joined the students to talk about the importance of green buildings and the synergistic nature between the natural world and high-performing buildings. Check […]

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The Art of Advocating with Mel Chin

Mel Chin has been creating art for decades, spanning the cultural, social, and political environments of each period while leaving his unique, lasting mark. Each piece his own commentary on a moment in time, a lesson on what it means to be human and feel. The recently named MacArthur Genius awardee brought those lessens to […]

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Erie’s Sustainable Evolution

The shores of Lake Erie were lined with people, all looking out for a glimpse of the Tall Ships. It’s a yearly occurrence that attracts residents and onlookers from around the region, giving the whole town an economic jolt. The ships’ visit are a constant in a city that is rapidly changing, both in infrastructure […]

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DMI is Manufacturing Sustainability in the Mon Valley

Formerly the heart of steel country, the Mon Valley has seen some of the worst economic decline in Western Pennsylvania. Its once bustling main streets fell dormant as factories, companies, and residents left. The hearty soul of the Mon Valley outlasted the factories, and the same spirit of innovation that smelted the steel that built […]

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Malik Bankston’s Lifelong Love of Larimer

As a young Malik Bankston trekked along Larimer Avenue on his way to the East End Library, he’d walk through the smells of fresh bread and cigar smoke in the then bustling Italian American neighborhood. More than a literary education, Mr. Bankston discovered the fabric that holds communities together. Mr. Bankston’s life is his calling, […]

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