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Top 10 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the Inspire Speakers Series

We’re pumped about launching the second season of our Inspire Speakers Series on November 14!  This lecture circuit, which we’re presenting with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, has an awesome line-up of both national and local experts.  Last year, our Inspire Speakers Series attracted 100-450 people to each of its monthly events, and we expect […]

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Highlights from the Pittsburgh TODAY Regional Environment Survey

Pittsburgh TODAY recently conducted a Regional Environment Survey and published its report, detailing attitudes and behaviors of citizens toward environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania.  Reading through the report, I found that some results were not what I would have expected.  Specifically, I’ve highlighted some perceptions and actions of interest below.  Overall, the report does give […]

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Have You Met GBA’s Interns and Fellows?

If you’ve been to any GBA events recently, you’ve likely run into one of the many young people who have been working with us and gaining experience in our various programs.  Get to know them better here! Ruth Maust – Ruth joins us from Indianapolis this year as a PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience) […]

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New Green Cleaning Resource Available

If you’re looking for a good green cleaning recipe, you’re in luck!  We’ve just added a new resource to the Green Building Methods section of our website, where you can find cleaning solutions that are greener and healthier for your home, school, or office.  Check out this new Green Cleaning resource to learn about the […]

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Reflections on the North American Passive House Conference

I recently attended the North American Passive House conference here in Pittsburgh at the William Penn Hotel.  It continues to be one of the most intellectually engaging and cutting-edge conferences in green building today.  The Passive House building method is all about the envelope, particularly downsizing equipment so that money can be transferred back into […]

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The Pittsburgh 2030 District Continues to Grow

The Pittsburgh 2030 District has enjoyed tremendous success throughout its first year, thanks to commitments by some of Downtown Pittsburgh’s largest and most well known properties.  Despite having over 50% of the district’s total square footage committed to the program’s aggressive energy and water reduction goals, only 20% of district buildings are currently committed.  Aurora […]

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The MBA Green Builders Symposium

Last week, the Master Builders’ Association of Western PA (MBA) hosted the 2013 Green Builders Symposium.  Attendees of the event included designers, contractors, attorneys, material vendors, and more.  We were glad to see that lots of GBA friends were part of this great educational event.  Chad Michaelson presented on High Performance Building Codes, Chris Klehm […]

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GBA Member Profile: Ann Gerace

GBA Member Profile: Ann Gerace Executive Director, Emeritus, Advising Conservation Consultants, Inc. (CCI) This week’s Member Profile is a celebration of Ann Gerace, who recently retired from her long-standing post as executive director of Conservation Consultants, Inc.  Ann will stay on in an advising role as Executive Director, Emeritus as she transitions the position to […]

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Green Schools Academy Profile: An Interview with Principal Rodney Necciai

As Green Building Alliance launches the second year of its Green Schools Academy, Jenna Cramer (GBA’s VP of Green Schools) interviewed Rodney Necciai, principal of Pittsburgh Langley K-8, about his experience opening the new school and how the Green Schools Academy has impacted the school over its first year. JC: What are your reflections on […]

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