Author Archive | Deanna McPeak

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Why Wouldn’t a City Want to be More Flexible, Adaptable, and Resilient?

I had the privilege of attending the Build Pittsburgh conference yesterday hosted by the AIA. The theme this year was focused around resilient design.  Resilience is increasingly becoming a buzzword for Pittsburgh, and for a good reason. Pittsburgh was recently selected as one of 100 Cities to participate in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative put forth […]

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Announcing New Members!

During the last quarter of 2015, we held our annual membership drive and brought in over 350 members! We’re excited and proud of all the amazing support we received. Thank you to all of our members – old and new – for your engagement and collaboration with our organization. Without your support, we couldn’t continue […]

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Here’s Why We’re Thankful for YOU!

At GBA, we’re here for our members. We are a membership-based organization and we are working toward creating a healthier and higher-performing region – WITH YOU! We couldn’t accomplish all that we do throughout the year without your help. So, with the holidays right around the corner, here at GBA we’d like to take a […]

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The PA Sustainable Energy Funds – the best-kept secret in sustainability financing

I recently attended the Power & Foresight Conference for the Sustainable Energy Funds hosted at Penn State in State College. Starting my green energy career in Virginia, I wasn’t aware of all the ins and outs of the electric provider deregulation process that occurred in Pennsylvania (Virginia is still a regulated Commonwealth), including the establishment […]

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Now’s The Time to Become a GBA Member!

Green Building Alliance relies on our members to continue advocating for healthy and high-performing places in Western Pennsylvania. Sign up or renew your individual or corporate membership during October, November, or December and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win one of four great prizes! Why become a GBA member? 1) Because this year […]

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GBA’s Membership: The Heart of Our Organization

GBA’s members truly drive the organization. Not only do we rely on funding through membership, but our region relies on the passion, expertise, and hard work of our members who are leading the green building industry in countless ways. 2014 Membership Highlights: Welcomed 300 members through the fall membership drive. Began automatically reporting GBCI continuing […]

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The beautiful Iset River in Ekaterinburg.

Deanna’s Russian Reflections

Cold, intimidating, and stuck in the 1960s.  These were my preconceived notions of what Russia would be like. Nothing could have been farther from the truth. During the two weeks I spent there with my colleagues, I learned that Russia is actually quite progressive, its weather can be wonderful, and urban planning is every bit […]

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GBA’s Membership Drive Ends With a Bang

Goal: Gain 100 new Green Building Alliance members during the Fall Membership Drive. Status: Goal Achieved! From October through December 2014, 117 new members joined GBA, and 184 members renewed their memberships, for a total of 301 members. We could not be more delighted with the results of this member drive, especially because our members are truly […]

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Laura Nettleton, Fred Brown, Richard Piacentini, Doreen Petri, and Angelica Ciranni

2014 GBA Thank You Video

Thank you for supporting Green Building Alliance. Our region became healthier and higher performing in 2014 because of YOU! Take a look back at our year of fun and hard work… Psst. To see more photos from events in 2014, visit our Facebook page!

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