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. […]
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A Review of Richard Rhodes’ Energy: A Human History How do we make energy for all? Well, Science Historian Richard Rhodes’ Energy: A Human History attempts to answer that question by looking at the past 500 years of European and North American history. More of a read for policy wonks than technocrats, Energy won’t bring […]
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 […]
The Bridge to 2030 educational series invites Pittsburgh to delve into topics integral to 2030 District progress, including energy, water, transportation, indoor air quality, and financing.Register Now
3:00 – 5:00 – Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
5:00 – 6:00 – Networking Reception
James Stitt, PWSA
How does water get from our rivers to our buildings and why does water efficiency matter? Learn why wasted water is tied to wasted energy and what you can do to help. Also, Save the Date for a tour of PWSA’s water treatment facility on June 7.
Heather Schrock, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Using renewable energy certificates (RECs) to reach your 2030 Challenge energy goals? Consider Water Restoration Certificates (WRCs) for your water goals.
John Norbut, Highmark
Highmark has seen tremendous reductions in water use on their way to achieving the 2030 Challenge Goals. Learn how they’ve achieved these savings using their faucets and fixtures. You’ll also hear about their water filtration and testing programs.
- Understand why wasted water equals wasted energy.
- Gain insight into how water gets to your building.
- Discover how WRCs can help you meet your 2030 Challenge or LEED goals.
- Learn strategies for increased water efficiency in your building.
This event is pending approval for 2.0 GBCI CEUs and 2.0 AIA HSW hours.
Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits. Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events). Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.
Bridge to 2030: Water is sponsored by:
Interested in sponsoring the Bridge to 2030 Series? Contact Ryan Walsh or call 412-773-6017 to learn about opportunities.
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 […]
At this point, almost everyone in the building world is familiar (if not intimate) with LEED, with emerging awareness of the Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, and Passiv House. BUT, in Pittsburgh, there is a new framework in town, developed right here. You’ve heard “p4” tossed about as the next frontier of sustainable, urban […]
The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of Green Building Alliance, published its annual Progress Report on Tuesday, celebrating four years of rigorous reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions. More than doubling in area and quadrupling from 81 to 491 committed properties since founding, Pittsburgh leads all 17 established 2030 Districts in committed […]
Interested in Energy? Then Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Week, March 27-31, 2017, is for you!
This week-long celebration at CMU’s Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. And most activities are free! Not affiliated with CMU? No problem!
The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU’s Energy Week 2016 — Register early so you don’t miss out this year!
By guest blogger Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou, Climate and Energy Fellow at Pennsylvania Environmental Council On March 15-16, 2017 the Pennsylvania Environmental Council is convening Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Electricity Future in Pittsburgh. This conference will bring together prominent thought-leaders in clean energy and climate protection for an open and honest discussion around the […]
On October 18, 2016, Pittsburgh’s City Council passed Building Benchmarking legislation (8-0, with 1 member absent). The legislation requires owners of nonresidential buildings over 50,000 square feet (or portions of mixed use buildings with at least 50,000 square feet of nonresidential space) to submit complete whole building energy and water usage to the city on […]