An Interview with John Brooks, BRINC Building Products Always a builder and construction person at heart, former Lumber Grader John Brooks spent two years of his “spare” time as a young, single dad remodeling his home in the small town of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. John had full custody of his two children – 7 and 8 […]
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Due to concerns of COVID-19, we are cancelling this year’s Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report Reception and will be releasing all results in a digital format.
GBA is following guidelines from the CDC and local health and government officials, and will keep our community safer and healthier by cancelling this in-person event. We are so proud of the many Property, Community, and Resource Partners that make the Pittsburgh 2030 District a success, and are excited to unveil our 2019 progress in a digital format.
Though we are saddened to not convene our partners, we are excited to share their great work via an interactive, digital version of the report that will live on GBA’s website. The Report will be live on May 12, 2020.
The Pittsburgh 2030 District remains the largest District in the world and we look forward to sharing their continued success in 2019!
For those who have already registered for this event, GBA will be issuing refunds within the next two weeks.
If you paid for a ticket and haven’t received a refund by March 31st, please contact Paige Colao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The past week has not been a kind one for the environment, nor for those who care to read about it. Three monumental reports from the US Government, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and a team of independent researchers ripped through news feeds, with dire headlines like ‘UN Says Climate Genocide is Coming. […]
Good news for the environment and the economy. Pennsylvania employs 86,000 clean energy workers, with clean energy jobs becoming more plentiful in all areas of the state. Allegheny County is topping the state with nearly 12,000 of those jobs. The majority of the clean energy jobs in PA are in energy efficiency, but with many in renewable energy (especially solar) as well. And those workers are making household-sustaining […]
PAT is revving up cleaner buses. Port Authority is planning to bring its first electric buses to the fleet: 2 buses costing more than $1 million each. Partially funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and personally tested by ACE Fitzgerald and PAT CEO Katharine Eagan Kelleman, the buses are anticipated to hit the streets of the East End next […]
The Pittsburgh 2030 District published its fifth annual Progress Report at a reception celebrating years of encouraging and tracking reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions, in addition to improving indoor air quality in the built environment. The largest of the 19 established 2030 Districts in North America by committed square feet, the […]
First: A huge thank you! The participation in the commenting process on building codes was outstanding: there were over 50 comments submitted commenting on the 2015 ICC Codes in General and over 160 comments submitted concerning the International Energy Conservation Codes. What did all of these comments say? Well, since you took the time to […]
A question we get fairly often from you, the lovely people of Western Pennsylvania is: Can I switch my electricity provider to something greener? Why yes, yes you can. And as this is one the easiest ways (it takes less than 10 minutes) to reduce your environmental impact, we want to make sure everyone knows […]
A barrier for many businesses considering energy efficiency retrofits is upfront capital. Even if there is institutional will, a business owner must first and foremost meet daily expenses, and then consider the commitments throughout the entire period of repayment. But what if the debt were tied to the building in question? How would the financial […]
You already know that energy efficiency upgrades save you money by lowering your utility bills. But did you know that you can also receive payment from our regional grid? If you’ve done (or are planning) a lighting, HVAC, or VFD project, received a rebate from Duquesne Light, or demonstrated energy use reduction for a LEED […]