Initiatives

At GBA, our mission is to inspire the creation of healthy, high performance places for everyone by providing leadership that connects knowledge, transformative ideas, and collaborative action. We achieve this mission through a variety of efforts, programs, and initiatives:

Green Education and Events

Green Education and Events

GBA works to generate awareness, interest, and commitment to healthy and high performing places through events, communications, an online presence, and enthusiasm. By offering presentations, building tours, webinars, lunch and learns, LEED test preparation courses, and a plethora[...]

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

GBA has a long history of providing behind-the-scenes technical review, guidance, and assistance to green projects at a variety of scales and capacities. Whether a small upgrade, entire building, deep retrofit, new construction, a community, neighborhood, or district - GBA's Tech[...]

Pittsburgh 2030 District

Pittsburgh 2030 District

The Pittsburgh 2030 District is comprised of building owners and facility managers, community partners, and local resource partners who are taking on the aggressive reductions targets of the 2030 Challenge. Collectively, buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland are actively [...]

Green & Healthy Schools Academy

Green & Healthy Schools Academy

The Green & Healthy Schools Academy promotes vibrant, just, inspiring, engaging, healthy, and high performing schools and communities through programs and engagement with educators, administrators, students, and community members. Our vision is for schools to foster the types[...]

Inspire Speakers Series

Inspire Speakers Series

GBA's hallmark lecture series, the Inspire Speakers Series, is a sequence of lectures that offers national and local expert perspectives on various topics related to sustainability. The Series inspires new projects, partnerships, and ideas to make our region's businesses, communi[...]

Human Health in the Built Environment

Human Health in the Built Environment

There is significant need to incorporate human health concerns when designing, constructing, and operating buildings. Human health and well-being is a core component of all green building and sustainability frameworks. However, health in the built environment must also be vi[...]

Enviro Social Capital

Enviro Social Capital

Enviro Social Capital is exploring pay-for-success partnership opportunities in the City of Pittsburgh as a new way of funding public projects.  Our ultimate goal is to improve community outcomes by connecting funding to impact success.  In order to do this, we must better unders[...]

Pittsburgh Green Garage Initiative

Pittsburgh Green Garage Initiative

Free-standing parking garages are often identified as poor energy performers. In 2014, 73% of City of Pittsburgh garages reporting energy consumption more than national median average baselines. Modernizing garage lighting enables operators to utilize high efficiency lighting and[...]

 

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