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Bridge to 2030: Innovative Financing Strategies for Capital-Intensive Projects

October 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

The Bridge to 2030 educational series invites the entire Pittsburgh built environment community to go deep on topics integral to the Pittsburgh 2030 District – energy, water, transportation, indoor air quality, and financing.

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What You’ll Learn
Focusing on financing strategies that get big projects approved and completed, this session will cover opportunities available now. Get the in-depth details on state-level low interest loans, PJM opportunities, and energy management contracts. We’ll also learn about the development cycle for self-funded projects.

This session is ideal for building owners, property managers, sustainability experts and financial officers representing municipalities, K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, large commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and more. If you have a capital-intensive project on your wish-list, this event can give you financing options to get it done.


3:00 – 5:00 – Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
5:00 – 6:00 – Networking Reception



Angelica Ciranni, Pittsburgh 2030 District Director, Green Building Alliance
Green Building Alliance is the Western PA liaison for PennSEF, a program that assists governmental and non-profit entities to procure and finance sustainable energy improvements, pairing deep energy retrofits with low-hanging fruit to provide guaranteed dollar savings that exceed financing costs. Angelica will dive into the details of program participation.

John Werling, Partner, World-Class Industrial Network
A variety of funding mechanisms are available, including opportunities with PJM. Get an overview of your options, along with details of the self-funded project development cycle.

Ed Cvelbar, Sr. Business Development Manager, OpTerra an ENGIE Company
ENGIE was recently awarded a 50-year contract by Ohio State University. ENGIE will provide energy conservation management services, as well as operate the utility system for this 485-building campus. Read More.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about resources for energy efficiency financing.
  2. Discover which financing strategies could work best for the projects you have in mind.
  3. Gain insight into how the funding strategies of case studies apply to your own projects.
  4. Understand how financing fits into the larger picture of energy use and building performance.


This event is pending approval for 2.0 GBCI CEUs and 2.0 AIA HSW hours.

Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits.  Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events).  Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.


October 4, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Quinn Zeagler


11 Stanwix St.
11 Stanwix St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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