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GBA Heads to International Climate Conference

  Green Building Alliance (GBA) team members will represent Western Pennsylvania along with a local contingent of participants at COP26, the upcoming international climate summit. GBA’s team will join representatives from Carnegie Mellon University, Sister Cities Association of Pittsburgh, and Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in addition to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Grant Ervin, […]

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GBA + Monmade Pittsburgh Glass Center Tour – September 2021

GBA + Monmade | Pittsburgh Glass Center Tour| September 2021 A guest post by Shayna Bodi, Monmade Continuing the exploration of artisans intersecting with the built environment series, the Green Building Alliance and Monmade teamed up again for an expert tour of the Pittsburgh Glass Center on September 30th, 2021. Unlike the recent Roundhouse tour, […]

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GBA’s Jenna Cramer Recognized for Key Contributions to United Nations Sustainable Energy Initiative

Jenna Cramer, Executive Director of Green Building Alliance (GBA), joined international partners in receiving an award for outstanding impact on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Sustainable Energy Subprogramme. The award – which honored the group for catalyzing the High Performance Buildings Initiative, drafting the framework guidelines for energy efficiency standards […]

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Reflecting on Emerald Evening 2021

Emerald Evening 2021 was certainly a celebration to remember. This was our first fully outdoor fundraising gala – planned as such to ensure the safest possible environment for guests – and the weather cooperated to provide a lovely evening for us to spend time together (an afternoon downpour and fickle weather forecast had us nervous […]

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Meet Dr. Allison Robinson – 2021 Emerald Evening Luminary Awardee

It’s no wonder Dr. Allison Robinson became System Program Director for Environmental Sustainability and Health at UPMC, one of the largest employers in Pittsburgh, PA, and world-renowned integrated health care provider.  Her passion and curiosity for the balance of human life and the environment began at an early age. The Beginning Dr. Robinson’s earliest childhood […]

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The Punch List – 6/1/18

GBA’s Punch List is a weekly collection of the latest news in green buildings and sustainability. Celebrating a remarkable achievement in green building. Frick Environmental Center joins only 20 other buildings with Living Building Certification – the highest green building standard demanding extensive performance requirements like net zero water and energy. The project is only the second in PA to achieve […]

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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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Greenbuild 2016 : Notes from the Field, Summit Day

Greenbuild 2016 is in Los Angeles this week.  The 15th year of  this international green building conference and expo kicked off Tuesday with 3 summits. Some highlights are below: Hanley Foundation gave out its 7th round of Hanley Awards last night: The 2016 Community Service in Sustainability Award (including $25,000) went to Skid Row Housing […]

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Grant Oliphant’s Keynote at Build Pittsburgh 2016

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pittsburgh’s Annual Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Center – April 21, 2016 Keynote Speech: Just Design By Grant Oliphant, President, The Heinz Endowments Good morning. I am deeply honored to be here with you this morning. I confess I was a bit surprised when Ann Swager asked me to come […]

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City of Pittsburgh’s Role in a Sustainable and Resilient Economy: The Inside Scoop

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Innovation and Performance aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through the intersection of technology, sustainability, and performance. Grant Ervin, the City’s Chief Resilience Officer, leads the Department and we had the opportunity to pick his brain. How do these three approaches work together? They are mutually supportive. […]

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