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Member-Only Hard Hat Tour: Carnegie Science Center Expansion

April 30, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


Rendering of PPG SCIENCE PAVILION™ at Carnegie Science Center


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Members of Green Building Alliance and the Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the PPG Science Pavilion, currently under construction at the Carnegie Science Center. Targeted for LEED Silver certification upon completion, this new addition of one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved cultural gems will feature sun-soaked STEM learning labs, a traveling exhibition space, stormwater catchment, a sustainable education kiosk, and solar array. Project team representatives from Oxford Development Company and Turner Construction will lead participants on a hard-hat tour of the expansion space, highlighting significant and sustainable features along the way.


Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the mission of the Carnegie Science Center and gain insight into the role of the organization’s physical space in serving this mission. Hear why the owners and project teams wanted a healthy, high-performing building that was connected to the surrounding community.
  2. Understand how different design features of the new Pavilion will control stormwater runoff in the post-developed condition, meeting the criteria for the Stormwater Design-Quantity Control (SSc6.1) credit under LEED-NC v2009.
  3. Gain insight into the project’s energy goals and its pursuit of the Optimize Energy Performance (EAc1) and On-Site Renewable Energy (EAc2) credits under LEED-NC v2009.
  4. Explore the various fixtures, fittings, and policies that lessen the Science Center’s water use and have earned the Water Use Reduction (WEc3) credit under LEED-NC v2009.



3:30 pm-5:00 pm – Guided Tour of the PPG Science Pavilion


Special Notes

This event is offered at no-cost to members of Green Building Alliance and the Master Builders’ Association, but advance registration is required and space is limited. Not a GBA member yet? Join us!

We will not have a formal networking happy hour at this event, but all participants are invited to walk down the street for (buy-your-own) drinks and food at a nearby North Side establishment where we can network and continue the conversation.

GBA has a limited number of hard hats available to lend, so please bring your own if you have one.


April 30, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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GBA Member


The Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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