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Jenna Cramer & Dr. Aurora Sharrard Are Taking on New Positions in Sustainability

Sustainability leader Jenna Cramer has been promoted to Executive Director of Green Building Alliance, while the University of Pittsburgh tapped GBA’s Dr. Aurora Sharrard as the first-ever Director of Sustainability. PITTSBURGH, June 7, 2018 – Two of the region’s top sustainability leaders are taking on new positions in Pittsburgh. An established leader in the green […]

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GBA Announces New Title Sponsor of Pittsburgh 2030 District

Green Building Alliance (GBA) is pleased to announce that Siemens is the new Title Sponsor of the Pittsburgh 2030 District. As the Pittsburgh 2030 District Title Sponsor, Siemens brings global leadership in building technologies and performance, sustainable energy, and intelligent infrastructure to serve as a catalyst in helping Pittsburgh and the greater region achieve ambitious […]

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Green Building Alliance Honors 4 with Awards Recognizing Roles in Pittsburgh’s Sustainable Transformation

Frick Environmental Center, Majestic Lane, Millvale EcoDistrict, & Michael Kuhn recognized at GBA’s 2017 Emerald Evening Green Building Alliance (GBA) hosted our 2017 Emerald Evening on September 21, providing the opportunity to honor some of the people, projects, and initiatives that are transforming the region’s built environment. This year, GBA presented four awards: Leadership Award: […]

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GBA Receives Grant to Assist with Northwest Pennsylvania Energy Efficiency Projects

Green Building Alliance is pleased to receive a $20,000 grant from the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to provide technical assistance and education for organizations in the Northwest Pennsylvania service area of the Pennsylvania Electric Company. This support will help GBA focus on assisting organizations in the region with […]

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Local nonprofits launch campaign, address lead, radon hazards in schools: 1,000 Hours a Year Project supports schools, early learning centers

Women For A Healthy Environment (WHE) and the Green Building Alliance (GBA) are teaming up, with funding from The Heinz Endowments, to launch the 1,000 Hours a Year Project. The initiative will help schools, early learning centers, and after-school programs in Allegheny County and beyond address two known, but preventable, environmental hazards, lead and radon, […]

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Pittsburgh 2030 District Elevates Local Innovation to National Leadership, Besting 17 Established Districts across North America

The peer to peer network celebrates 4 years of collaboration, shifting the demand towards high performing buildings. (PITTSBURGH) April 25, 2017 – The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic venture of Green Building Alliance, published its annual Progress Report today, celebrating four years of rigorous reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions. More than […]

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Pittsburgh’s transformation from industrial to sustainable propels surge in green innovation and collaboration across sectors

Newly launched provides latest news on sustainable redevelopment, technological innovation, brownfield reclamation, energy transitions, and more. (PITTSBURGH) February 27, 2017 — Pittsburgh’s ongoing physical, economic, and environmental transformation has propelled a surge in sustainable development, green innovation, and collaboration across multiple sectors – from municipal government, private business, nonprofit agencies, and university-based initiatives to […]

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GBA to Feature Carnegie Robotics’ Real-Time Energy Usage as Part of The Race to Zero Energy Educational Series

Direct Energy installs Panoramic power Sensors to Monitor Energy Usage Green Building Alliance (GBA) will present “Technologies and Products Enabling Building Performance,” the second in a series of four events in its The Race to Zero Energy Educational Series: Reaching 2030 Goals on Thursday, June 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Carnegie Robotics in Lawrenceville. […]

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Internationally Acclaimed Environmentalist, Author, Sustainability Pioneer to Deliver Inspiring Lecture in Pittsburgh

Paul Hawken will discuss project Drawdown and hold book signing Green Building Alliance will host world-renowned Paul Hawken at its season finale installment of the Inspire Speakers Series on May 19. Recently named one of the top three Pioneers of Sustainability, and an accomplished author and environmentalist, Hawken will talk about his newest endeavor, Drawdown […]

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Pittsburgh 2030 District Exceeds All Three Milestone Reduction Targets for 2015

Pittsburgh leads 12 international 2030 Districts in size and progress.  2015 achievements, measured performance results revealed in Progress Report.  The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of Green Building Alliance with boundaries in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland, announced on April 28th in its annual report to local leaders and the business community that the District has […]

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