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Illuminating the Way Toward Greener Parking Garages

In the business of energy efficiency, one type of structure that uses a great deal of energy might not come to mind first – a parking garage. In many cases, parking garage lights are on 24 hours a day, seven days a week – even when the buildings are totally unoccupied. As a result, garages’ […]

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Pittsburgh 2030 District Expands into Northside, DCNR Secretary Commits Point State Park

The Pittsburgh 2030 District has expanded its boundary – for the 3rd time in as many years – into the Northside. The District, already the largest among 13 participating cities in North America, continues to grow at a record pace. In 2016 alone, the Pittsburgh 2030 District has gained commitments from 41 buildings representing 8 million square feet via agreements with 14 new property partners. […]

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Historic Synagogue Upgrades, Restaurant Tracking, and Water Baseline Update

The August Pittsburgh 2030 District Partner Meeting took place at Rodef Shalom, a historical gem designed by Henry Hornbostel around the turn of the 20th century. During our visit, we learned about and toured the facility, got updates from the Pittsburgh 2030 District team, and heard the interesting findings of an in-depth restaurant energy assessment. After Pittsburgh 2030 District […]

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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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Energy Conservation Opportunities, Passive Strategies, and the State of Downtown

Almost 50 Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners convened at the iconic One PPG Place to dig into topics of critical importance to the economic vitality and future of Pittsburgh, with detailed information on methodologies for opportunity discovery, passive strategies, and the State of Downtown Pittsburgh. Hosted by Highwoods Properties, the May 24th Partner Meeting provided a […]

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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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Pittsburgh 2030 District wins Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Since 2012, we at Green Building Alliance (GBA) have been quietly – and sometimes vocally – supporting building owners and facility managers in both Downtown and Oakland as they pursue aggressive energy, water, and transportation reduction goals. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that our efforts are being recognized throughout the Commonwealth with the Governor’s […]

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Towering Efforts to Save Energy & Water, Building Disclosure is Taking Shape, and Making Every Trip Count

More than 70 Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners braved the snowy weather to gather high atop the city’s skyline to contemplate topics of critical importance to the economic vitality and future of Pittsburgh. Held at the U.S. Steel Tower and hosted by UPMC, the January 19th Partner Meeting was packed with updates – and the promise of a follow-up […]

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Envision Downtown Breaks Down How Commuters Get Downtown

In an effort led by Green Building Alliance, Envision Downtown and other Pittsburgh stakeholders partnered to deliver an extensive commuter survey asking over 20,000 people who work in Pittsburgh detailed questions about their commuting habits. We can use the final results from the Make My Trip Count Survey to unpack the nature of commuting trends […]

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Unique Commuter Survey Reveals Complexity of the 2015 Pittsburgh Commuter

Mayor William Peduto, in partnership with Green Building Alliance (GBA) and Envision Downtown, today announced initial results of the Make My Trip Count commuter survey, offering a glance at the complexity of the 2015 Pittsburgh commuter. The survey, conducted last fall by GBA and a dozen partners, asked where commuters travel from and to, and […]

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