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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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Encouragement from a Green Patriarch, Living Building Challenges, and More

The historic Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, site of the popular Greek Food Festival, hosted Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners for the December Partner Meeting. In addition to learning what drives their efforts, we also heard from the Watt Choices Public Agency Partnership Program, the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Sustainability & Resilience, and from the […]

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Fast Facts: How GBA Reports Your Continuing Education Hours

As you may know, Green Building Alliance offers a variety of opportunities for AIA and LEED professionals to earn continuing education units (CEUs) that count toward maintaining their credentials. These CEUs are associated with events that contribute to professional development, offer new insights into the green building industry, and provide valuable networking opportunities. The ability […]

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The Fourth Metric: Indoor Air Quality and the Pittsburgh 2030 District

If you’re familiar with the Pittsburgh 2030 District, you can probably name the goals of the 2030 Challenge for Planning off the top of your head: 50% reductions (below baselines) for energy, water, and transportation emissions for existing buildings. But did you know that the Pittsburgh 2030 District has indoor air quality as a fourth […]

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“City-Wide Green First Plan” Released for Public Comment

On December 2, 2016, the City of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released their “City-Wide Green First Plan” for public comment.  Those two entities, along with four consulting teams, worked to create both an innovative and cost-effective plan that would meet the Consent Decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to […]

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Saving Energy on a Holiday Tradition, Rebates for Efficiency Upgrades, and Managing Storm Water

A lighting retrofit at Penn Avenue Place, including the Unity Tree, improved energy efficiency while maintaining the building’s historic appeal. Duquesne Light’s Watt Choices Program allows business owners to recoup money while Port Authority’s new fare policy and sustainability practices improves the rider’s experience. We also heard from PWSA and their plans to manage storm […]

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Member Spotlight: Nicholson Kovalchick Architects

For over a decade, Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects has promoted livable, sustainable cities in Seattle, WA, and, more recently, here in Pittsburgh. By using Passive House design strategies and specializing in urban housing, NK Architects works to combine energy-efficient designs with historic renovation, development, project rescue, and landmark designation. Through its focus on commercial and residential development, the […]

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Your Support is Inspiring

Dear friends, Together we have accomplished so much to create a sustainable future for Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania over the past year! Thanks to you and other caring supporters, this past year Green Building Alliance (GBA) has gained new commitments from owners of more than 40 buildings who pledge to dramatically reduce energy use and […]

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Member Spotlight: Nancy Jones and Cassie Treshok

While they aren’t working their day jobs at BNY Mellon, Cassie Treshok and Nancy Jones can often be found planning and leading GBA’s Emerging Professionals events and meetings. In addition to their involvement with the Emerging Professionals group, Nancy and Cassie attend many GBA events and support our mission of inspiring healthy, high performing places […]

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