Author Archive | Leslie Montgomery

Call for Ideas: Help Plan GBA’s 2016 Educational Calendar

It’s been several months since I transitioned into the role of GBA’s education director (after three super-fun years as the organization’s communications director!). I’m loving this new adventure and am excited to plan out the 2016 educational events calendar. And you can help me! So far in my role as education director, I’ve had the […]

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And the Winner Is….

…Apple White! After a tight race and more than 1,000 votes, we are delighted to announce and celebrate this year’s Luminary Award winner. As VP and Head of Business & Environmental Sustainability at BNY Mellon, Apple established the company’s sustainability initiatives and culture, and helps others realize their personal environmental impact. Congratulations to Apple and […]

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Meet our Finalists and Vote for the 2015 Luminary Award

Get ready to vote! It’s our pleasure to introduce you to this year’s GBA Luminary Award finalists… Please take some time to meet them and then scroll down to place your vote for the winner of this year’s honor! So many people in our region work hard to create healthier, higher performing spaces for us all […]

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Thanks for your patience during our website issues

Our Bad! We know several of you experienced difficulty in registering for events recently. Our apologies! We’ve fixed the website issues and we’re back up and running! To make up for the inconvenience, we’d like to offer you a special discount for select events if you register between now and August 26. Use discount code 8cz6s2rax […]

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Meet This Year’s Legacy Award Honoree: Gary Saulson

GBA is delighted to announce that Gary Saulson, executive vice president and director of Corporate Real Estate for The PNC Financial Services Group, will receive the 2015 Legacy Award at its Emerald Evening gala on September 24. As The Tower at PNC Plaza will be opening in the coming months, this is a great time to […]

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Nominations Open for the 2015 Luminary Awards

It’s that time of year again! The time when we recognize the most inspiring, hard-working, and passionate green building leaders in our region. GBA’s Luminary Award is our people’s choice award, designed to celebrate those who are creating healthy, high-performing spaces in our region. Do YOU know someone who should be honored? Nominate them using […]

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What We Learned About B Corps

Green Building Alliance recently gathered some friends at the super cool Beauty Shoppe in East Liberty for a panel discussion on certified B Corporations. It was a low-key evening of food, drinks, and informed discussion about this special type of business certification. What does it mean? Why should companies consider it? What can it do […]

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Leslie’s Vacation Verde: Tucson

Since returning from my Russian green building exchange (where my colleagues and I spent nearly all our time observing, discussing, tweeting, and blogging about the sustainable successes and challenges we found in the cities we visited), my senses have remained on auto-detect: constantly scanning their surroundings, looking for hints of sustainable living. So when I […]

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Russian Report and Slideshow

Well folks, now that we’re back from our trip and adjusting to the time change, we’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. Check out the Leaflet for all my city summaries (Moscow, Perm, Yekaterinburg, and Chelyabinsk) and for wonderful, insightful thoughts from Deanna. Below, I offer our final report from all that we accomplished on our […]

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Wrapping Up GBA’s Green Building Tour in Chelyabinsk

The final stop on our Russian green building tour was Chelyabinsk, an industrial city three hours south of Yekaterinburg. Driving past the factories on the city’s border evoked images of Pittsburgh in its industrial heyday, making this a perfect stop for our educational exchange. Our hosts in Chelyabinsk were Vakhtan and Andree from Development Pro. Vakhtan […]

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