Emerald Evening 2018

Join Green Building Alliance for our Emerald Evening and GBA 25th Anniversary Awards gala on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

We are delighted to celebrate 25 years of green building excellence in Western Pennsylvania at this year’s Emerald Evening and GBA 25th Anniversary Awards gala. We have planned a special evening at the Carnegie Science Center’s beautiful new PointView Hall.

Join us in honoring 25 places and spaces that are transforming our region’s built environment. From the Heinz Family and Heinz Family Foundation Offices (a 1993 pre-LEED build-out) to the Frick Environmental Center (which earned full certification as a Living Building in May 2018), we will honor 25 projects that mark important advances in the green building movement in our region. Full list of awardees is here.

There are many ways to get involved with this year’s event:

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Is your business interested in an Emerald Evening sponsorship? It’s a great way to invest in your company’s visibility while supporting an important cause.  Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities and check out the fabulous benefits you receive as one of our 25th anniversary gala supporters.


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Mint Sponsors:

Avison Young

Blumling & Gusky, LLP

BuroHappold Engineering

CJL Engineering

Conservation Consultants, Inc.

DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design

DRS Architects

Duquesne Light Company

Faros Properties

Forbo Flooring Systems

Giant Eagle

Knoll, Inc.

Laborers’ District Council of Western PA

Mistick Construction

Peoples Gas

Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel


Renaissance 3 Architects

Tall Timber Group


Emerald Evening Co-Chairs:

Michael KuhnPresident of Jendoco Construction
Abass B. Kamara, Partner at The Carey Group

Host Committee:

Catherine AdamsIKM Incorporated

Will AllenNascent Group Holdings

Terri BaltimoreHill House Association

Eric BoothDesmone Architects

Jeff BurdTall Timber Group

Bob ButterVeritas Communications

Christen CieslakChildren’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Rebecca FloraReMake Group

Benson GablerInternational Living Future Institute

Gretchen Givens GenerettDuquesne University

Gena M. KovalcikUniversity of Pittsburgh

Vivian LoftnessCarnegie Mellon University

Cindy MalinchakPhilips

Mark MinnerlyFull Frame City

Marc MondorevolveEA

Laura NettletonThoughtful Balance

Scott PollockOxford Development

Izzy Rudolph, McKnight Realty

David SkolodaForbo Flooring

Peter WalkerChatham University