Author Archive | Ryan Walsh


GBA 25th Anniversary Awards Recipients Announced

Green Building Alliance is proud to honor 25 projects that have significantly advanced the region’s green building movement at our Emerald Evening and GBA 25th Anniversary Awards gala on September 20th.  Awardees were selected for verified innovation in design and maintenance across a diversity of sectors, building types, and project scales, and their collective efforts have elevated sustainable building practices in Western Pennsylvania.   Join us […]

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Membership Drive Raffle Winners

Green Building Alliance is excited to announce the winners of our membership drive raffle, Laura Almendinger, Belinda Nuth Sloboda, and Jeff Burd! Winners received gift certificates from Monmade to shop from a selection of Greater Pittsburgh area producers of specialty goods. We reached out to them to ask about what they value most in their […]

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GBA Membership Changes in 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Green Building Alliance have been busy strategizing how to broaden our impact (on which we’re excited to share our 2018-2020 Strategic plan early in the new year). As part of our refined mission and vision, we are changing the names, pricing, and benefits of GBA membership effective […]

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GBA Receives Grant to Assist with Northwest Pennsylvania Energy Efficiency Projects

Green Building Alliance is pleased to receive a $20,000 grant from the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to provide technical assistance and education for organizations in the Northwest Pennsylvania service area of the Pennsylvania Electric Company. This support will help GBA focus on assisting organizations in the region with […]

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Member Spotlight: Jennifer Szczesniak

As a Project Manager and Designer at Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel, Jennifer Szczesniak integrates sustainability into every aspect of the projects in which she’s involved. When she joined Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG) in 2015, Jennifer Szczesniak also became a member of GBA through PWWG’s corporate membership. Jennifer holds a LEED AP BD+C credential and […]

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Member Spotlight: Nicholson Kovalchick Architects

For over a decade, Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects has promoted livable, sustainable cities in Seattle, WA, and, more recently, here in Pittsburgh. By using Passive House design strategies and specializing in urban housing, NK Architects works to combine energy-efficient designs with historic renovation, development, project rescue, and landmark designation. Through its focus on commercial and residential development, the […]

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Your Support is Inspiring

Dear friends, Together we have accomplished so much to create a sustainable future for Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania over the past year! Thanks to you and other caring supporters, this past year Green Building Alliance (GBA) has gained new commitments from owners of more than 40 buildings who pledge to dramatically reduce energy use and […]

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Member Spotlight: Nancy Jones and Cassie Treshok

While they aren’t working their day jobs at BNY Mellon, Cassie Treshok and Nancy Jones can often be found planning and leading GBA’s Emerging Professionals events and meetings. In addition to their involvement with the Emerging Professionals group, Nancy and Cassie attend many GBA events and support our mission of inspiring healthy, high performing places […]

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YOU Are the Heart & Pulse of All We Do

We are tremendously grateful for support from GBA members and friends. You are essential to finding innovative solutions to critical issues here in Western Pennsylvania, and together we are better positioned to make tangible impacts. We need partners like you to connect people and expand tools, knowledge, and available resources to support the creation of […]

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