Author Archive | Leslie Montgomery

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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Let’s Go GPRO

We all know that the quest for healthy and high-performing buildings does not end at the completion of construction. In fact, that’s just the beginning! Once a building is occupied, energy models and water budgets transform into real-life building users turning on lights, faucets, and computers. Efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings not only […]

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Sneak Peek: GBA’s Events and Tours in 2017

A new year means new educational opportunities through Green Building Alliance! We’re excited to explore several threads and themes with you in 2017, and also look forward to some stellar tours. As our team works to finalize the education calendar, below is a sneak peek of what’s on our radar. The events we’re planning have […]

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Introduction to Passive House by Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy is a trainer with the Passive House Academy, and an international authority on the Passive House Standard. Michael visited Pittsburgh in December 2016 to lead a training for future Certified Passive House Designers and Consultants in partnership with Green Building Alliance and Passive House Western Pennsylvania. While in town, Michael gave a presentation […]

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Fast Facts: How GBA Reports Your Continuing Education Hours

As you may know, Green Building Alliance offers a variety of opportunities for AIA and LEED professionals to earn continuing education units (CEUs) that count toward credential maintenance. These CEUs are associated with events that contribute to professional development, offer new insights into the green building industry, and provide valuable networking opportunities. The ability to offer […]

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