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Green Building Bites on Site: Installation of ThermalBuck and ThermalTight on a Local Project

It can be an incredible challenge to find high-performance building products that are manufactured regionally. The benefit of these products is that they support local jobs and the economy, continue Western Pennsylvania’s legacy of leadership in both innovative manufacturing and sustainability, and reduce vehicle miles traveled for products used on local projects – all while […]

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Green Building Bites presents a look at Locally Grown Hemp Building Products

This edition of Green Building Bites brings you a green building product spotlight on hemp. In an interview with Lori Daytner, Vice President of Program Development at the DON group of companies (DON stands for Disability Options Network, the name of the group’s first non-profit) in New Castle, Pennsylvania, we learned more about regional innovations […]

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The Punchlist 4-30-21

Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Dropped Plans: Previous plans for a fracking company to drill for gas at a Pittsburgh area steel mill have […]

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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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The Punchlist 4-23-21

Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Clean up Jobs: Two studies conducted by the Ohio River Valley Institute researched un-reclaimed coal mines and abandoned oil […]

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Three Major Earth Day Announcements to Build a Better Future

Earth Day 2021 brought with it a trio of exciting climate announcements for our region, the country, and the international community. The Pittsburgh region once again took center stage in two of these three announcements. Green Building Alliance’s (GBA’s) solidified international partnership with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) toward developing a more energy […]

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RELEASE: Green Building Alliance and United Nations’ Partners Receive International Climate Initiative Award

GBA to play key role in US commitment to climate and infrastructure, transforming the building industry April 21, 2021, Pittsburgh, PA: Green Building Alliance (GBA) announces an international collaboration led by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to develop a $24M project to improve the energy efficiency of the global building supply chain […]

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GBA Joins UNECE High Performance Buildings Panel

The built environment is crucial to meeting the challenge of a changing climate around the world. On average, human beings spend roughly 90% of their lives indoors. Whether at home or work, we must make buildings more sustainable and healthier for both environment and people.   On Monday, April 19, 2021, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) kicked off their 69th Session […]

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When Given a Choice of Where to Go, We Voted with our Feet and Went Outside

Gratitude for PA’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources It’s been a challenging year since last spring at this time, when life as many of us knew it was suddenly disrupted due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Pennsylvania state law mandated orders to shelter in place, self-quarantine, and practice social distancing.  Local, national, and international […]

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The Punchlist 4-16-21

The Punchlist is back! Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Railroad to Bike Trail: Allegheny Valley Railroad has agreed to sell the Brilliant Line of […]

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