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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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Energy Efficiency Upgrade Challenges, Disclosure Legislation, and Indoor Air Quality Pilot

Each month, the Pittsburgh 2030 District holds a Partner Meeting convening Property Partners, Community and Resource Partners, sponsors and other stakeholders to discuss the latest relevant happenings and information. Meetings are held in a different location within the District’s two boundaries, Downtown and Oakland, giving building representatives an opportunity to share their successes and challenges, […]

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2030 Glossary: Challenge, Commitment, Districts, Palette, & Products

When we’re talking about things focused on the year 2030, there are many — and understanding of these different programs, measurement mechanisms, and tools varies widely across the country.  As a result, if you’re confused about the difference between The 2030 Challenge, the AIA 2030 Commitment, AIA + 2030, the 2030 Palette, 2030 Districts, and […]

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2030 Districts: Community Collaboration Toward Measurable, Yet Inspirational Goals with Measured Performance

If you’re a Pittsburgher and/or GBA stakeholder, you’re already familiar with the 2030 District model, as well as what efforts we’ve been making through the Pittsburgh 2030 District locally. At their most basic, 2030 Districts connect property, community, professional, and resource partners in defined geographic areas (mostly downtowns, but not exclusively) to inspire measurable change […]

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Pittsburgh 2030 District: 2014 Progress Report

The Pittsburgh 2030 District’s 2014 growth was in both scale and scope, presenting far greater opportunities for impact reduction. The goal of the Pittsburgh 2030 District is to reach 50% reductions in energy use, water use, and transportation emissions by the year 2030. As one of eleven established 2030 Districts in North America, Pittsburgh is also piloting […]

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Earth Hour 2015 Participating Buildings

This year, more buildings in Downtown and Oakland participated in Earth Hour than ever before. Over 100 buildings turned off rooftop signage and other non-essential indoor and exterior lighting in their facilities for one hour on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Below is the list of participating buildings as of 03/30/15. ·         11 Stanwix ·         411 Seventh […]

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Steelers Football: Know Your Opponent – Atlanta Falcons

I’m continuing my (sporadic) series of Know Your Opponent with a look at the Falcons and their hometown of Atlanta, GA. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gary Dulac gave the Steelers an A+ for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals this past weekend.  As we head towards the AFC North Championship, let’s take a look at the […]

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Not Just for the Big Guys: Small Commercial Properties in the Pittsburgh 2030 District

As I have been preparing to take the next 12 weeks as maternity leave, I’ve also taken the opportunity to reflect on the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s Small Commercial Property program.  When I started at Green Building Alliance last October, I was excited to begin working with owners and managers of small commercial properties (buildings at […]

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Green Building Alliance Friends Take Home THREE EBie Awards!

Well, that was cool!  Sean, Isaac, and I just took a quick trip to NYC for the EBie Awards – a national ceremony hosted by our sister USGBC chapter, Urban Green Council.  The EBies were created to specifically celebrate the people behind major efficiency improvements to existing buildings, and GBA nominated some friends from Pittsburgh that we thought […]

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Introducing the Pittsburgh 2030 District Energy Baseline

In order to measure the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s success in reaching its 50% reduction goals, baselines must first be determined for each reduction category. The reduction goals are measured against a national baseline for energy and against District baselines for water and transportation. As properties commit to and work towards 2030 goals, the individual baselines […]

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