Author Archive | Leslie Montgomery

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What We Learned at Greenbuild 2021

GBA team members attended Greenbuild both in-person and online this year. They will share specific take-aways about what they learned in the coming weeks but here, we explore some trends they identified. This year’s Greenbuild returned to its traditional in-person format, with an option to attend virtually as well. No doubt those industry veterans who […]

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GBA’s Jenna Cramer Recognized for Key Contributions to United Nations Sustainable Energy Initiative

Jenna Cramer, Executive Director of Green Building Alliance (GBA), joined international partners in receiving an award for outstanding impact on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Sustainable Energy Subprogramme. The award – which honored the group for catalyzing the High Performance Buildings Initiative, drafting the framework guidelines for energy efficiency standards […]

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Reflecting on Emerald Evening 2021

Emerald Evening 2021 was certainly a celebration to remember. This was our first fully outdoor fundraising gala – planned as such to ensure the safest possible environment for guests – and the weather cooperated to provide a lovely evening for us to spend time together (an afternoon downpour and fickle weather forecast had us nervous […]

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What We Learned on Our Tour of the Roundhouse

The Roundhouse at Hazelwood Green is an incredibly unique project that combines sustainability, adaptive reuse, and support of local artisans. Green Building Alliance and Monmade enjoyed a tour of the space recently, and Monmade’s sustainability consultant, Shayna Bodi, shares her highlights from the tour below. Here is what we learned about the building that will […]

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Returning to Gatherings with GBA

Here at GBA, we have spent the past year and a half adjusting to life online and safely gathering and learning together over our screens. We have been incredibly pleased and grateful for our community’s ability to connect and build relationships from home, all while advancing healthy and high-performing buildings in our region. As we […]

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Green Building Bites on Site: Installation of ThermalBuck and ThermalTight on a Local Project

It can be an incredible challenge to find high-performance building products that are manufactured regionally. The benefit of these products is that they support local jobs and the economy, continue Western Pennsylvania’s legacy of leadership in both innovative manufacturing and sustainability, and reduce vehicle miles traveled for products used on local projects – all while […]

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Green Building Bites presents a look at Locally Grown Hemp Building Products

This edition of Green Building Bites brings you a green building product spotlight on hemp. In an interview with Lori Daytner, Vice President of Program Development at the DON group of companies (DON stands for Disability Options Network, the name of the group’s first non-profit) in New Castle, Pennsylvania, we learned more about regional innovations […]

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Green Building Bites with Gerrod Winston: Making the Shift from Designer to Developer

A longtime friend and partner of Green Building Alliance, Gerrod Winston is owner at Winston Design + Development. Gerrod is a licensed architect who has worked with several successful private architecture firms for more than 20 years. Active in several organizations, Gerrod has a strong interest in environmentally-conscious design, the well-being of the community, and […]

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Launching the Next Cohort of the Sustainability Leadership Lab

An architect, a contractor, an energy policy advocate, a mechanical engineer, a landscape architect, a home energy auditor, and a sustainability coordinator: what do these professionals have in common? In 2018, they all joined together in a long-term learning cohort called the Sustainability Leadership Lab, to explore their individual and collective roles in how the […]

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