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It’s Frickin’ Great! (Part II)

August 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join GBA for our second hard hat tour of the Frick Environmental Center Construction Site!

Frick Environmental Center


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Are you interested in learning more about Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Frick Environmental Center? Join us for an in-depth tour of the construction site and the process of pursuing Living Building Challenge certification with Marijke Hecht, Director of Education at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.


When GBA toured the Frick Environmental Center in October 2014, we got to see the excavation stage and hear Marijke Hecht paint a compelling picture of what the center would look like in six months. We couldn’t wait to come back. This time around, you get the benefit of Marijke’s excellent instruction with the backdrop of a building that is halfway complete! Join GBA for a tour of a radically green building site that is (almost) in a class of its own. At its completion in 2016, the Frick Environmental Center will be one of six buildings worldwide to meet the Living Building Challenge and the first municipally-owned Living Building on the planet. The tour will outline the criteria for constructing and maintaining Living Buildings, explain the process of meeting Living Building Challenge guidelines from site preparation to project completion within a protected environment, and highlight radical, energy- and water-reducing features that will earn LEED Platinum certification. For more details about the building progress, click here.

Closed-toe shoes are required for the tour, and GBA will provide the hard hats and a snack before we begin.


Architects, engineers, designers, landscape architects, educators and professionals interested in learning about the Living Building Challenge process.


  1. Gain insight on the Living Building Challenge Design process
  2. Learn about the multi-phased project timeline including site preparation, building construction, landscaping and site detailing
  3. See the construction first hand to understand sustainability site measurements considered
  4. Understand rainwater capture and irrigation techniques incorporated into the site design

LEED AP BD+C AIA logo This event is pending approval for 1.5 GBCI AP BD&C CEUs and 1.5 AIA HSW credits.

As a USGBC Education Partner, GBA is now making it easy for members to report CE hours. Please provide your GBCI number when you register for an event so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events). Non-members can still earn CEU’s but will need to self-report.


August 13, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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