You are making a difference toward building a future where every building and community is sustainable so every person can thrive. Your membership directly supports GBA’s mission to advance innovation in the built environment by empowering people to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant places throughout our region. We couldn’t do this without you!
In addition to contributing to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and productivity, your GBA Membership also comes with many great benefits for you, including:
> Growth & Connection: Grow your network by meeting people who are committed to working across sectors, acting locally to answer global challenges. The GBA community unites architects, planners, engineers, owners, teachers, contractors, community leaders, developers, environmentalists, and everyone in between. Each month, there are also several opportunities to connect with GBA staff—chat with Aurora Sharrard, our Executive Director, over coffee or tour GBA’s office and ask questions of our staff. Check our calendar for details
> In-Depth Education: Take advantage of your member discount to GBA events, trainings, and workshops. We continue to navigate an increasingly crowded field of certifications and credentials to provide trainings and events that keep you up-to-date on the latest green building standards, including LEED, WELL, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, and more. With more than 100 events per year, you can also look forward to lectures, seminars, building tours, and lunch & learns that explore a variety of topics. Stay tuned to our events calendar. Please let us know if there are specific programs you would like to see.
> Member-Only Events: As our region continues to push the boundaries of sustainability, we’ll also be delivering more exclusive member-only tours of innovative buildings and spaces. Past member-only tours have explored the Frick Environmental Center, Google’s Bakery Square 2.0 office, Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens, Children’s Hospital, PNC Park, Wigle Whiskey, 3R Building Sustainability’s office, and more! We’re also pleased to offer free admission to our annual Summer Soiree member appreciation event.
> Auto-reporting: We take care of your USGBC and AIA continuing education unit hours, plus Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements for teachers. Just enter your GBCI/AIA or Professional Personnel ID when you pre-register for approved GBA events to take advantage of this great member benefit.
> Website User Profile: As a member, you have access to your own dashboard on our website allowing you to view your membership status, see your event history, and more. Sign In in the upper right corner.
- FREE basic membership to International Living Future Institute (a $50 value).
- Discounted advertising in Breaking Ground magazine
- Discount on transportation rentals through Zip Car.
- Inclusion in our Member Directory and recognition in GBA’s Annual Report.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events. Thanks again for your support in creating places that are environmentally responsible, socially just, and economically viable throughout our region.
If you have any questions about how to make the most of your GBA Membership, please contact:
Ryan Walsh, Relationship & Development Director