Author Archive | Anthony Mendicino

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The Punchlist 4-30-21

Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Dropped Plans: Previous plans for a fracking company to drill for gas at a Pittsburgh area steel mill have […]

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The Punchlist 4-23-21

Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Clean up Jobs: Two studies conducted by the Ohio River Valley Institute researched un-reclaimed coal mines and abandoned oil […]

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Three Major Earth Day Announcements to Build a Better Future

Earth Day 2021 brought with it a trio of exciting climate announcements for our region, the country, and the international community. The Pittsburgh region once again took center stage in two of these three announcements. Green Building Alliance’s (GBA’s) solidified international partnership with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) toward developing a more energy […]

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RELEASE: Green Building Alliance and United Nations’ Partners Receive International Climate Initiative Award

GBA to play key role in US commitment to climate and infrastructure, transforming the building industry April 21, 2021, Pittsburgh, PA: Green Building Alliance (GBA) announces an international collaboration led by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to develop a $24M project to improve the energy efficiency of the global building supply chain […]

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GBA Joins UNECE High Performance Buildings Panel

The built environment is crucial to meeting the challenge of a changing climate around the world. On average, human beings spend roughly 90% of their lives indoors. Whether at home or work, we must make buildings more sustainable and healthier for both environment and people.   On Monday, April 19, 2021, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) kicked off their 69th Session […]

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Biden Infrastructure Plan Goes Green

President Joe Biden returned to Pittsburgh yesterday to announce his plan to renew and revitalize infrastructure and transit across the country. While the plan focuses on all aspects of American infrastructure, it centers on sustainable improvements and advances green building initiatives that promise a healthier future – many of which Green Building Alliance (GBA) has […]

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The Punchlist 3-26-21

The Punchlist is back! Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Environmental Job Training Opportunities: Landforce, a non-profit in Homewood, received $200,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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The Punchlist 3-4-2021

The Punchlist is back! Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! New Plans for Riverlife: In the past 20 years, 85% of the land between the […]

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Green Building Bites with Pete Jefferson: Coming Trends in the Green Building Industry

Thanks so much to Pete Jefferson from BranchPattern for talking with Green Building Alliance’s Leslie Montgomery, Vice President of Education, about coming trends in the green building industry. Below, we share the full, extended version of the interview, which can also be found on GBA’s YouTube Channel as an episode of Green Building Bites.  About Pete Jefferson Pete Jefferson is a Principal at BranchPattern, and he has over […]

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The Punchlist 2-26-2021

The Punchlist is back! Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Solar Power Made Easy: Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is offering a solar co-op in the […]

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