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The Race to Zero Energy: Reaching 2030 Goals Session 3 – Renewables

July 21, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

GBA’s Race to Zero Energy series continues with this look at Renewables: Solar, Wind, and Geothermal in Pittsburgh. Renewable energy systems are great applications for commercial buildings that have already addressed energy use and efficiency. Come learn about what is available – and what is working – in our region.


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What You’ll Learn
This event presents various perspectives including building owner/property manager, product manufacturer, utility, and more, sharing information and insights about renewable energy technology that can get your building to zero energy. This is great information for vendors and building owners alike, including Property Partners in the Pittsburgh 2030 District!

Participants are welcome to attend one event in this series, or enjoy all four!

The remaining topic in the series is: Financing Strategies: Moving Key Projects Forward (August 25)


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

5:00 – 6:00 – Networking Reception + Green roof and solar array tour at The Yards at 3 Crossings.


Learning Objectives:

1.Learn how various types of renewables can be applied to or used by commercial buildings.

2.Discover how various renewable energy systems can be used together, and examples of local applications.

3.Gain insight through a variety of perspectives on renewables, including both producers and users.

4.Understand how renewables fit into the larger picture of energy use and building performance.


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.


About our Speakers: GBA has compiled an expert line-up of speakers for our Renewables panel discussion. We’re delighted to share perspectives from a variety of fields, and each presenter contributes a great deal to this conversation. Meet our speakers here:

Moderator: Sharon Pillar

Dr. Nina Baird: Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Mark Goyke: Project Manager, WindStax

Ben Morris: Senior Manager of Strategic Planning and Analytics, Duquesne Light

Hal Saville: Energy Project Consultant, EIS Solar

Dr. Peter Walker: Dean of the Falk School for Sustainability, Chatham University


We’d like to extend a big thanks to our Race to Zero Energy Series sponsors: Forte Building Science and Direct Energy!


This event is made possible in part by funding support through the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund.

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July 21, 2016
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Anna Siefken


Pitt-Ohio (Strip District)
15 27th St
Pittsburgh, 15222
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