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Erie County Energy Efficiency Call to Action: Featuring the New LEED Erie Insurance Training Center and Erie Art Museum

January 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Come learn about two of Erie’s highest performing, most innovative buildings, learn what others in the region are doing to answer the call to action for increased energy efficiency.


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Join the NWPA branch of Green Building Alliance to tour Erie Insurance’s new Technical Learning Center, one of the region’s most innovative new buildings. This state-of-the-art training center achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for new construction and applied sustainable practices like recycled content, regional materials, increased indoor ventilation, and innovation in design. The building’s project team also prioritized regionally specific goals like stormwater design and reduced heat island effect. This training center not only represents the company’s commitment to customer quality and employee education, but also a commitment to energy efficiency, healthy indoor spaces, and responsible use of land and materials.

Our event will start at the new training center where we’ll learn about the space and also hear what others in the region are doing to achieve energy efficiency, and why it’s important. Following a tour of the training center, we’ll enjoy a reception at the Erie Art Museum, another LEED Gold certified building (learn more about Erie Art Museum’s efficiency and sustainability measures here) and local leader in energy efficiency.



4:30 – 5:00 – Guests arrive and gather in the atrium of Erie Insurance. Opening remarks from GBA.

5:00 – 5:30 – Guest speakers discuss their efforts in energy efficiency. Speakers will include: Erie Art Museum, Erie School District, and the Benedictine Sisters.

5:30 – 6:00 – Overview of the Erie Insurance Technical Learning Center, provided by EI staff members and consultants.

6:00 – 6:30 – Guided tour of the Erie Insurance Technical Learning Center.

6:30 – 7:30 – Guests will make their way to Erie Art Museum where they’ll enjoy a reception to include food, beer, wine, networking, and museum tours.


Learning Objectives:

1. Discover why energy efficiency is so important, and how various industries (including insurance, K-12 schools, and even a convent) approach the issue of energy efficiency

2.Learn about Erie Insurance’s new LEED Gold (NC) certified building and hear about why the company prioritized sustainable methods in the construction of the space.

3.Explore the similarities and differences between two LEED NC Gold certified spaces, including motivations, decision-making, credit prioritization, and more.

4.Find out what you can do to answer the call for energy efficiency in Erie County, including voluntary measures, low-hanging fruit, and building standards like LEED.




This event is approved 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.



January 28, 2016
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Guy McUmber


Erie Insurance Training Center
100 Erie Insurance Place
Erie, PA 16530 United States
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