GBA’s members truly drive the organization. Not only do we rely on funding through membership, but our region relies on the passion, expertise, and hard work of our members who are leading the green building industry in countless ways.
2014 Membership Highlights:
- Welcomed 300 members through the fall membership drive.
- Began automatically reporting GBCI continuing education units (CEUs) for all our members in August; between August and December, we auto-reported 495 CEUs for 231 member event attendees, making it easier for them to maintain their credentials.
- Provided exclusive, behind-the-scenes member tours of spaces such as Google Pittsburgh, Energy Innovation Center, and The Frick Orientation Center.
- Celebrated a diverse membership base, with our largest member categories represented by nonprofit organizations, construction contractors, architects, product manufacturers and distributors, engineers, consultants, higher education institutions, financial service representatives, and design professionals—all of whom advance our mission in their own way and help us promote and advocate for healthy and high-performing places for everyone in which to live, work, learn, and play.
Spotlight On: Corporate Member PITT OHIO
GBA corporate member PITT OHIO challenges the common perception of trucking companies. This Western Pennsylvania-based business incorporates sustainability practices and a culture of innovation into every aspect of its work, including a “no idling” rule for all trucks, waterless urinals in every facility, and an employee wellness program. In 2014, GBA and our friends toured PITT OHIO’s new 52-acre campus in Harmar, which was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. Its sustainable features include water use reduction, building orientation, bioswales, and geothermal heating and cooling. Representatives from PITT OHIO, evolveEA, Massaro Corporation, Lami Grubb Architects, PVE Sheffler, University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, and Iams Consulting gave presentations about the design and construction of the campus. “The measures we take today will affect generations in the future,” said Jim Maug, PITT OHIO’s manager of building maintenance. “PITT OHIO has always been progressive as to how we approach facilities management and this project is just another example of that mindset.”
Your financial support will help expand GBA’s influence by increasing awareness of our educational events, resources, and programs, all of which inspire the creation of healthy and high-performance spaces for people of all socio-economic backgrounds. Learn how becoming a GBA member can make you and your organization happier and healthier.
*The content above was part of our 2014 Annual Report.