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Tying the Knot on Material Reuse

Read the full version of this article in TrimTab. In the wide world of material reuse, sometimes a solution is born from a chance meeting between conference sessions. It’s not the most magical stumble-upon-a-soul-mate encounter, but the real world dictates a more practical timetable. And that is how a bowtie entrepreneur and an office furniture […]

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Check Out These Energy and Sustainability Conferences Coming to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh gets a lot of national attention for being a great place to live, but many organizations know that it’s also a great place to host a conference. Some conferences of green building and sustainability interest coming to Pittsburgh in 2018 are as follows.  Locals, get inspired; nationals, come visit us!   Getting to Zero National […]

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Passive House Conference 2017

Recently, the 21st International Passive House Conference 2017 was held in Vienna, Austria. In addition to the presentation of papers at the Passive House Conference, there were more than 70 exhibitors displaying products that help make the most energy efficient buildings in the world possible. Buildings built to the Passive House standard are very low […]

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ILFI Living Product Hub Launched, GBA Members to Receive Discount to 2017 Living Product Expo

On April 18, 2017, the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), in collaboration with Green Building Alliance (GBA), officially launched the new Pittsburgh Living Product Hub at a happy hour generously hosted by Phipps Conservancy and Botanical Gardens. Through this new partnership, GBA members can receive an early-bird discount of $300 when they register for ILFI’s […]

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To Advance Ambitions for Sustainability, Pittsburgh Can Look to Seattle for Inspiration.

With its vast array of innovative sustainable projects, Pittsburgh is often touted as a green leader.  But to truly innovate, Pittsburgh must look beyond the city limits for inspiration as it continues on its path toward healthy, high performing sustainable design and construction. One such source is King County in the Greater Seattle area. This jurisdiction […]

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Introduction to Passive House by Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy is a trainer with the Passive House Academy, and an international authority on the Passive House Standard. Michael visited Pittsburgh in December 2016 to lead a training for future Certified Passive House Designers and Consultants in partnership with Green Building Alliance and Passive House Western Pennsylvania. While in town, Michael gave a presentation […]

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The Frick Environmental Center: A Living Classroom Reimagined

In September 2016, the reimagined and rebuilt Frick Environmental Center opened its doors to welcome people of all ages to Frick Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The world’s first environmental education facility that’s free, open to the public, municipally owned, and pursuing the Living Building Challenge, the Center is an unprecedented collaborative venture focused on the […]

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PNC’s Onsite Well-being Centers Achieve LEED Silver

In 2015, PNC Financial Services opened onsite Well-being Centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Miamisburg, Ohio, providing convenient, affordable, and quality care. Among other services, the centers offer primary, preventive, and urgent care, as well as lab services, annual physicals, well-woman exams, and physical therapy. Both centers are open for all employees enrolled in PNC medical benefits, their covered […]

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Technology in the Race to Zero Energy: Identifying Energy Inefficiencies

Session 2 of “The Race to Zero Energy” series, on June 23, was held at Carnegie Robotics in Lawrenceville. The state-of-the-art facility, formerly a warehouse from the steel era, houses the design of robotic products with heavy commercial and research applications. Here, attendees gathered to learn about new technologies impacting energy use in the building sector. This month’s session […]

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Covestro BrightSpace in the Works at Energy Innovation Center

Thanks to Covestro, LLC’s new sponsorship with the Energy Innovation Center (EIC), Pittsburgh will soon have a new, innovative, efficient and beautiful meeting space in the Uptown neighborhood. The 2,150 sq. ft. conference room will be complemented with a 725 sq. ft. adjoining classroom, overlooking the Allegheny River. Many of Covestro’s high-tech materials have been […]

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