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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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Green Building Update: No Turning Back

When Richard Piacentini and the board of Phipps began planning for the conversion of the former public works garage into an exhibit staging center, there was no discussion of delivering the project in a manner other than to the most rigorous environmental standards. Rather than viewing the Center for Sustainable Landscapes as a one-off demonstration […]

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Leslie’s Vacation Verde: Tucson

Since returning from my Russian green building exchange (where my colleagues and I spent nearly all our time observing, discussing, tweeting, and blogging about the sustainable successes and challenges we found in the cities we visited), my senses have remained on auto-detect: constantly scanning their surroundings, looking for hints of sustainable living. So when I […]

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On Falling in Love with Trying: Or Lessons I Learned from Majora Carter, David Orr, and Antwi Akom

Over the last three years, Environmental Charter School (ECS) has had the exceptional opportunity to be part of the Green & Healthy Schools Academy’s School Sustainability Culture Program. According to the GHSA site, this program is a two-year, hands-on, immersive learning community that assists schools with integrating sustainability into their buildings, curriculum, and culture through inspirational, […]

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Russian Report and Slideshow

Well folks, now that we’re back from our trip and adjusting to the time change, we’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. Check out the Leaflet for all my city summaries (Moscow, Perm, Yekaterinburg, and Chelyabinsk) and for wonderful, insightful thoughts from Deanna. Below, I offer our final report from all that we accomplished on our […]

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Deanna’s Russian Reflections

Cold, intimidating, and stuck in the 1960s.  These were my preconceived notions of what Russia would be like. Nothing could have been farther from the truth. During the two weeks I spent there with my colleagues, I learned that Russia is actually quite progressive, its weather can be wonderful, and urban planning is every bit […]

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Wrapping Up GBA’s Green Building Tour in Chelyabinsk

The final stop on our Russian green building tour was Chelyabinsk, an industrial city three hours south of Yekaterinburg. Driving past the factories on the city’s border evoked images of Pittsburgh in its industrial heyday, making this a perfect stop for our educational exchange. Our hosts in Chelyabinsk were Vakhtan and Andree from Development Pro. Vakhtan […]

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