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So Long, 2016! Here’s Where 2017 is Taking Us!

2017 will bring challenges and opportunities for green buildings and sustainability.  However, we at GBA like to look on the bright side, so here’s some positive perspectives from GBA staff about what we’re excited about in 2017 – along with what we’re proud of accomplishing in 2016. Ryan In 2017, I look forward to finding […]

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Working Harder Than Ever in 2017

As GBA enters its 24th year with 16 staff members; a robust Board, network, membership, & funder set; and mission that continues to be hard to achieve, our work and yours remains more important than ever. Many of you have been with us on this quest for efficiency, cost savings, health, and quality control for […]

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Is a cap-and-trade system the only solution to the carbon emission problem?

On Friday, July 31 I was fortunate (thanks, Dr. Sroufe) to attend a luncheon at Duquesne University at which Paula DiPerna was the guest speaker prior to her commencement address to Duquesne University’s most recent crop of sustainability MBA students. Paula has a distinguished background with significant experience in the carbon trading business and is […]

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PGH Green Innovators: Growing Solar from the Hill – RFP from 501(c)3 Non Profits

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FROM 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AS HOST SITES FOR SHARED SOLAR INSTALLATIONS PROPOSALS ARE DUE: 5:00PM APRIL 8, 2015 VIA EMAIL SUMMARY: Pittsburgh Green Innovators is seeking qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations located in and/or serving disadvantaged communities in Allegheny County to submit proposals to receive solar PV system installations on their facilities. […]

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Photo Essay: RIDC Almono Brownfield Site Tour in Hazelwood

Have you noticed a hole in the wall that runs along the river-side of Second Avenue? I have long wondered what was on the other side of that wall, and the new hole exposed a gigantic site that was suddenly full of activity.  If you’ve passed by this newly exposed section recently, you’d see a […]

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Russia Comes to Pittsburgh: On the Road with Guy and Svetlana Part II

We’ve had a wonderful time with our Russian visitors, Guy and Svetlana, as we spent the past several weeks facilitating meetings and presentations for our guests to connect with leaders in Pittsburgh, New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Johnstown, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Chicago.  This cultural exchange has also allowed some of our staff members and partners […]

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Have You Met GBA’s Interns and Fellows?

If you’ve been to any GBA events recently, you’ve likely run into one of the many young people who have been working with us and gaining experience in our various programs.  Get to know them better here! Ruth Maust – Ruth joins us from Indianapolis this year as a PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience) […]

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We Are a Bike Friendly Employer

GBA is now officially a Bike Friendly Employer!  This distinction, overseen by BikePGH, demonstrates that we are making Pittsburgh a safer, more attractive, and more sustainable city.  We’ve always encouraged alternative modes of transportation among our staff and those attending our events (at least three of our staffers bike to work often), but we’ve taken […]

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About GBA’s Expansion

In corporations, when done in a thoughtful and controlled way, growth is viewed in an extremely favorable manner.  The same can also hold true with nonprofits and the Green Building Alliance is currently implementing quite an expansion model of its own, adding five new employees to its staff within a recent eight-month period.  For many […]

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With energy costs sky rocketing and the future of oil, natural gas and other fossil fuels in question, saving energy is a priority of many building owners and facility managers.  Given that, how can energy be saved without causing other problems and how do energy-saving-related projects stack up against other building projects competing for the […]

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