Author Archive | Quinn Zeagler

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Five Reports, Five Hundred+ Buildings: Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report

The Pittsburgh 2030 District published its fifth annual Progress Report at a reception celebrating years of encouraging and tracking reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions, in addition to improving indoor air quality in the built environment. The largest of the 19 established 2030 Districts in North America by committed square feet, the […]

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Books for Sustainability Nerds

Looking to cozy up with a good book this fall? Do you identify as a sustainability wonk, an armchair scientist, or a full-blown climate nerd? Here are a few page turners to educate, inspire, and put it all in perspective. Full disclosure: The books listed here are ones I’ve read for my personal (read: nerdy) […]

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Historic Library to Children’s Lab and an Air Quality Update

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh hosted the September Partner Meeting for Pittsburgh 2030 District participants. Attendees learned about the Museum’s current efficiency efforts and their renovation of the former Carnegie Library along with a report from the Allegheny County Health Department on their work, particularly as it relates to our air quality. What We Learned: Opened […]

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Green Roof, Sailor, Soldier, Light

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum hosted the August Partner Meeting for Pittsburgh 2030 District participants. Attendees heard from three presenters on topics from preserving the past to securing our future.   What We Learned: The “nation’s only military memorial dedicated to honoring the men and women of all branches of service, from all […]

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The Pittsburgh 2030 District Dives into Lighting

The Energy Innovation Center hosted the July Partner Meeting for Pittsburgh 2030 District participants. Attendees heard from four of the District’s sponsors who highlighted recent projects and initiatives, giving Property Partners ideas to take back to their facilities. WHAT WE LEARNED: Still considering an LED lighting retrofit? The right time might be now. Troy Geanopulos, […]

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Lessons from Higher Education: Pittsburgh 2030 District Takes CMU

The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University hosted the June Partner Meeting for Pittsburgh 2030 District participants. Attendees heard from four presenters on a range of CMU projects and initiatives – from the work of the Scott Institute to new construction projects and storm water mitigation strategies. What We Learned […]

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Local Innovation to National Leadership: Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report for 2016

The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of Green Building Alliance, published its annual Progress Report on Tuesday, celebrating four years of rigorous reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions. More than doubling in area and quadrupling from 81 to 491 committed properties since founding, Pittsburgh leads all 17 established 2030 Districts in committed […]

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Dollars for Decreases: Enroll in a Demand Response Program Today

ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS AND MANAGERS: GET PAID TO REDUCE YOUR ENERGY USE THIS SUMMER. Our energy grid is highly reliable, however there are times when it experiences significant stress, like that hot day when everyone is blasting the AC. The significant peak in usage generally has one of two undesirable results.  Power companies could be forced to […]

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Performance Measures for Downtown Development Plus Local & Regional Mobility

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, a civic educational, entertainment, and economic powerhouse for over three decades, hosted Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners for the January Partner Meeting. Trust employees shared their principles for the development of the 8th Street block as they continue to lead the transformation of Downtown’s Cultural District. Attendees also got a sneak peek […]

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