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Hugging the city's oldest tree on our walking tour.

Green Building Alliance in Perm

After a really cool exploration of Moscow, these intrepid Green Building Alliance travelers have made it to Perm, in Russia’s Ural Mountain region.We took an Aeroflot flight in the middle of the night and arrived in Perm early Monday morning. Our incredibly helpful host, Elena, met us bright and early at the airport. After a […]

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New York offers several examples in this series. Photo: Luca Sartoni on Flickr

Local Policy Best Practices for Healthy and High-Performing Buildings: Part 3

Throughout my series of Local Policy Best Practices for Healthy and High-Performing Buildings, we’ve looked at examples of mandatory green building criteria and expedited reviews in other municipalities. My hope is that we can adapt some similar practices right here in Pittsburgh. To drive this home, let’s take a look at direct financial incentives. PennSTAR: Implement […]

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PWSA

PWSA and the Penn State Center Pittsburgh host Green Stormwater Infrastructure Technical Workshop Series

Join PWSA and the Penn State Center Pittsburgh for the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Technical Workshop Series to be held on the mornings of March 26, April 30 and May 14.  The first workshop will be a panel discussion of various professionals who will describe numerous local projects and lessons learned for future development of green […]

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Green Infrastructure Webinar Series

Join the Penn State Extension for the Green Infrastructure Webinar Series as they explore how green infrastructure can put our communities and landscapes on the road to sustainability. The first in this series will concentrate on introducing green infrastructure and explore maintenance of such systems. Beginning in late summer, the webinars will discuss non-structural topics such as […]

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Back to Nature

Post Card from Mike: How Do You Say “Inspiration” in German?

Mike again here, sharing an update from my trip.  This tour of Germany’s most sustainable cities has been so inspiring.  It’s a good thing I like Pittsburgh so much, otherwise I just might move here.  I’ll have more to share when I return, but below I want to highlight some of my favorite photos and […]

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The architecture was beautiful!

Post Card from Mike: How Do You Say “Epiphany” in German?

So far, my trip to Germany has been just as inspiring as I had hoped.  I’m now in the middle of my trip and have been checking out some of the world’s most innovative cities with Mayor Bill Peduto, Bill Recker (Energy Innovation Center), Mike Mihuc (OSIsoft), and our gracious host and tour guide, Dr. […]

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Carnegie Mellon University: Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center

Carnegie Mellon University: Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center
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Greening the Grey: Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure is a hot topic right now, especially in Pittsburgh.  We’ll use this section of The Leaflet to share news about efforts throughout the region to incorporate more green infrastructure (rather than the current grey infrastructure that surrounds us). For example, this article was recently published in the Post-Gazette about a new bioswale in […]

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LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND)

Q:  What is LEED for Neighborhood Development? A:  LEED for Neighborhood Development, or LEED-ND, is a set of national standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) for neighborhood location and design based on the combined principles of smart growth, new […]

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