Author Archive | Guy McUmber


LED Retrofit Enlightens Erie Community

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie are well-known regionally for their community activism on important issues. They are rooted in a 1,500-year religious tradition founded by Saint Benedict, who promoted the sharing of goods and caring of the earth. Fast forward to 2016, and the Sisters have stepped up to address climate change in the Erie […]

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EASY Erie County

Energy Efficiency Just Got Really EASY in Erie County

In partnership with the Erie County Redevelopment Authority (ECRA), Green Building Alliance (GBA) is pleased to offer the Erie County Energy Efficiency Support Year (E3SY) or EASY! EASY! is a free program available to Erie County municipalities and other governmental entities to help them identify easy ways to save energy. Green Building Alliance support services include: Basic energy planning […]

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What We Learned at Erie’s Latest Green Event

In January, Green Building Alliance and The Nonprofit Partnership jointly hosted a seminar called “Lights Out” at SafeNet’s French Street office. The event offered a case study and presentation for nonprofit organizations hoping to reduce energy use and save money. Here’s what we learned… SafeNet is an Erie-based nonprofit that provides services to people victimized by domestic […]

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I’ve truly enjoyed participating in GBA’s Green & Healthy Schools Academy (GHSA) as a school sustainability adviser.  As I approach retirement from my day job at the Pennsylvania DEP – and as the GHSA approaches the graduation of its first cohort – I find myself reflecting on the many gifts I’ve received throughout this process…..  […]

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