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Honoring Homewood Children’s Village – 2021 Emerald Evening Beacon Award Winner

With a mission to improve the lives of Homewood’s children and simultaneously reweave the fabric of the community in which they live, Homewood Children’s Village has become a true beacon of hope!  A beacon for its children and all community members to grow in, thrive in, stay in, and to return to. Homewood Children’s Village […]

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Remembering and Honoring Michael Carnahan, Scalo Solar Solutions – 2021 Emerald Evening Legacy Award

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Mike Carnahan was not afraid of challenge and controversy, especially when it came to his passionate advocacy for sustainable transformation and dedication to […]

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Honoring Highmark Health – 2021 Emerald Evening Vanguard Awardee

In the 1990s, Highmark Inc., a subsidiary of Highmark Health located their Pittsburgh offices in Penn Avenue Place.  These offices were designed and renovated based upon green building principles before there was a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system.  The turn-of-the-century department store building was renovated as opposed to being torn down […]

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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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Out of the Ashes-the Greenest of the Green is Born

An Interview with John Brooks, BRINC Building Products Always a builder and construction person at heart, former Lumber Grader John Brooks spent two years of his “spare” time as a young, single dad remodeling his home in the small town of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  John had full custody of his two children – 7 and 8 […]

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Connecting and Creating for Beautiful, Sustainable Places with Monmade

  Most everybody wants to do the right thing if they can.  This includes professionals in the built environment – developers, builders, interior designers, and architects.   But it’s not always easy to know where to go or how to do it. Connecting That’s where the genius of Monmade comes in. Originally a nonprofit program of […]

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of John C. (Jack) Mascaro

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of John C. (Jack) Mascaro At Green Building Alliance, we join the construction community and our region in mourning the loss of John C. (Jack) Mascaro. An early adopter of sustainable building in Pittsburgh, Jack was an innovator, a change-maker, and lifelong learner. Jack was personally dedicated to creating sustainable […]

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Membership Drive Raffle Winners

Green Building Alliance is excited to announce the winners of our membership drive raffle, Laura Almendinger, Belinda Nuth Sloboda, and Jeff Burd! Winners received gift certificates from Monmade to shop from a selection of Greater Pittsburgh area producers of specialty goods. We reached out to them to ask about what they value most in their […]

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Member Spotlight: Jennifer Szczesniak

As a Project Manager and Designer at Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel, Jennifer Szczesniak integrates sustainability into every aspect of the projects in which she’s involved. When she joined Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG) in 2015, Jennifer Szczesniak also became a member of GBA through PWWG’s corporate membership. Jennifer holds a LEED AP BD+C credential and […]

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