ABOUT: What is the Knowledge Network?
GBA generates programming and events for its members’ educational and networking needs. With more than 200 events a year, GBA works to build the region’s green building capacity through presentations, building tours, webinars, lunch & learns, and LEED test preparation courses. GBA also has a plethora of in-person and online resources including case studies; topical fact sheets; and product, project, and service directories. The Knowledge Network facilitated these efforts as well as communications, branding, and multimedia.
IMPACT: How is the Knowledge Network Improving the Region?
GBA works to generate awareness, interest, and commitment to healthy and high-performance places through its events, communications, social media presence, and enthusiasm.
The Knowledge Network shared stories of high performing buildings in the region, prepared the green building leaders of tomorrow, and offered resources for all levels of interest or experience.
These efforts have resulted in:
- More than 100 LEED-certified buildings in the region, ranking Pittsburgh 14th in the nation
- Over 1,250 LEED professionals in Western Pennsylvania
- Pittsburgh being on the cutting edge of green building for 20+ years! It’s home to some of the first LEED-certified buildings in the country (such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank), some of the most iconic (David L. Lawrence Convention Center, for example), and some of the greenest (like Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes).
DETAILS: Where to Learn More
Although the Knowledge Networking initiative has been discontinued, the work and efforts of GBA hasn’t changed. Visit the events calendar and find details on upcoming seminars, building tours, happy hours, LEED preparation courses, workshops, and more!