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Check Out These Energy and Sustainability Conferences Coming to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh gets a lot of national attention for being a great place to live, but many organizations know that it’s also a great place to host a conference. Some conferences of green building and sustainability interest coming to Pittsburgh in 2018 are as follows.  Locals, get inspired; nationals, come visit us!   Getting to Zero National […]

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West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund RFP

Do you have a clean energy project that needs funding? West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund will be putting more money on the streets to support clean energy activities that benefit the West Penn Power ratepayers through a Request for Proposals (RFP) released this week. Applicants applying for WPPSEF financing do not have to be […]

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Pittsburgh’s transformation from industrial to sustainable propels surge in green innovation and collaboration across sectors

Newly launched provides latest news on sustainable redevelopment, technological innovation, brownfield reclamation, energy transitions, and more. (PITTSBURGH) February 27, 2017 — Pittsburgh’s ongoing physical, economic, and environmental transformation has propelled a surge in sustainable development, green innovation, and collaboration across multiple sectors – from municipal government, private business, nonprofit agencies, and university-based initiatives to […]

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GBA Installs Dream Bike Room

In 2014, GBA won Dero’s Dream Bike Room contest.  After two years of planning and implementation, we unveiled our new “dream bike room” to the public on October 12, 2016, at a Bike Room Bash in partnership with Dero and BikePGH. The Dero Dream Bike Room contest was a social media competition in which organizations […]

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PNC’s Onsite Well-being Centers Achieve LEED Silver

In 2015, PNC Financial Services opened onsite Well-being Centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Miamisburg, Ohio, providing convenient, affordable, and quality care. Among other services, the centers offer primary, preventive, and urgent care, as well as lab services, annual physicals, well-woman exams, and physical therapy. Both centers are open for all employees enrolled in PNC medical benefits, their covered […]

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Grant Oliphant’s Keynote at Build Pittsburgh 2016

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pittsburgh’s Annual Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Center – April 21, 2016 Keynote Speech: Just Design By Grant Oliphant, President, The Heinz Endowments Good morning. I am deeply honored to be here with you this morning. I confess I was a bit surprised when Ann Swager asked me to come […]

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Green Infrastructure Maintenance Resource Materials

3 Rivers Wet Weather is a nonprofit environmental organization created in 1998 to support 82 Allegheny County municipalities and the City of Pittsburgh in addressing the region’s wet weather overflow problem. Below are some resources from a recent event they hosted at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. PowerPoint Presentations: Rain Garden Maintenance Presentation Porous Pavement […]

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Pittsburgh’s risks and opportunities to strengthen resilience

The Preliminary Resilience Assessment (PRA) summarizes the risks Pittsburgh faces and the opportunities to strengthen resilience. The PRA will guide the next phase of resilience strategy development and subsequent project implementation. The Executive Summary of our PRA is available now by clicking here! The full PRA will be ready for public comment in April. Please […]

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ACEEE: Saving Energy is Good for Business and the Environment

Saving Energy Helps American Businesses and Creates Jobs Energy efficiency lets businesses improve their bottom lines by using less energy, and thus lowering costs, in their factories, offices, and stores. Smarter energy use makes businesses more competitive, provides investment opportunities, creates jobs, and promotes economic growth.   Saving Energy Improves Americans’ Health and the Environment […]

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Energy Sprout: a big idea contest for sustainable energy

How will your idea change the world? One day, one event, $160,000 Beat the rush and submit your application early. Less than 40 days left to make a pitch for your big idea. A collaboration between Sustainable Energy Fund and WPPSEF announced the creation of Energy Sprout, a competition open to all Pennsylvania residents, businesses, and communities […]

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