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Jenna Cramer & Dr. Aurora Sharrard Are Taking on New Positions in Sustainability

Sustainability leader Jenna Cramer has been promoted to Executive Director of Green Building Alliance, while the University of Pittsburgh tapped GBA’s Dr. Aurora Sharrard as the first-ever Director of Sustainability. PITTSBURGH, June 7, 2018 – Two of the region’s top sustainability leaders are taking on new positions in Pittsburgh. An established leader in the green […]

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p4 Measures Compared to Green Building & Sustainable Development Certifications

At this point, almost everyone in the building world is familiar (if not intimate) with LEED, with emerging awareness of the Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, and Passiv House.  BUT,  in Pittsburgh, there is a new framework in town, developed right here. You’ve heard “p4” tossed about as the next frontier of sustainable, urban […]

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Architecture Trending

To the outside observer, architecture probably does not seem a dynamic profession. Inside the profession, however, practicing architecture has been about managing the pace of change over the past generation. Not all change has been good (see, fee erosion and schedule compression) and not all has been bad. It usually requires the perspective of a decade or so to judge whether or not something was a trend […]

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Pittsburgh 2030 District wins Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Since 2012, we at Green Building Alliance (GBA) have been quietly – and sometimes vocally – supporting building owners and facility managers in both Downtown and Oakland as they pursue aggressive energy, water, and transportation reduction goals. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that our efforts are being recognized throughout the Commonwealth with the Governor’s […]

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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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Green Building Alliance and Friends Sweep Energy Leadership Awards

What does an energy leader look like?  Scope out Green Building Alliance’s offices or events and you’ll spot a few!  Staff and friends of GBA swept the Pittsburgh Business Times‘ 2014 Energy Leadership Awards with FOUR winners!  Vivian Loftness, Volker Hartkopf, Sean Luther, and Mike Schiller were each recognized by these awards, which were publicly […]

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Read All About It: GBA in the News

At Green Building Alliance, we are proud to share the stories of healthy and high-performance spaces throughout our region!  We strive to reach the broader population in Western Pennsylvania through our many media outlets.  When we receive news coverage, we’ll post it here in our GBA in the News section so you can keep up-to-date […]

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