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p4 Measures Compared to Green Building & Sustainable Development Certifications

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 […]

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Local Innovation to National Leadership: Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report for 2016

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 […]

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Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Week

Interested in Energy? Then Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Week, March 27-31, 2017, is for you!

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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!

 

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Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Electricity Future

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 […]

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Citywide Building Benchmarking Legislation Approved by Pittsburgh City Council

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 […]

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GBA’s 2016 Legacy Award Honoree is Dr. Jared Cohon

GBA is excited to announce our 2016 Legacy Award honoree: Dr. Jared L. Cohon, Carnegie Mellon University’s Director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, President Emeritus, and University Professor. As Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) third-longest president and current director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Dr. Cohon has been a […]

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Energy Efficiency Upgrade Challenges, Disclosure Legislation, and Indoor Air Quality Pilot

Each month, the Pittsburgh 2030 District holds a Partner Meeting convening Property Partners, Community and Resource Partners, sponsors and other stakeholders to discuss the latest relevant happenings and information. Meetings are held in a different location within the District’s two boundaries, Downtown and Oakland, giving building representatives an opportunity to share their successes and challenges, […]

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We Need a Regional Energy Policy for Western Pennsylvania

Here’s a provocative idea that came out of a forum convened by Advanced Energy Economy last week that, for me, galvanized some recent efforts to create a regional energy policy. It seems like we’ve all been struggling to figure out what exactly it means to create an energy policy for the region (or city or […]

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Lighting, Furniture and the New-energy Office

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Interested in learning how interior lighting strategies can make your office more energy efficient?

Join us for an informative Lunch and Learn at GBA’s offices to learn about how a truly high-performance building must demonstrate deep energy savings and achieve high levels of occupant satisfaction. This combined goal remains largely elusive to those who continue to apply conventional wisdom and follow traditional project design delivery paths. Alternatively, we must embrace the notion that “What got us here won’t get us there.” This session will discuss the definitive research results that link office lighting to occupant satisfaction, how and why advances in low-ambient, workstation-aligned, and task/ambient office lighting strategies are leading the way to truly high performance office buildings and workspaces, and how traditional project design and implementation methods must evolve to avoid confusion, preserve performance, promote economy, and support success.

In this seminar participants will learn:

  • Three primary strategies for lighting open office spaces
  • How to recognize the limitations of conventional lighting solutions in creating high-performance office buildings
  • How to implement lighting strategies that support occupant satisfaction
  • How to implement lighting strategies that reduce energy consumption.

Lunch will be provided by The Lighting Quotient!

Can’t join us in person? Catch a live-stream of this lunch and learn. Details here:

Meeting Wall: https://www.startmeeting.com/wall/712-852-722
US Toll Number: (530) 881-1212
MeetingID: 712-852-722

Instructions: At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the meeting ID, followed by the pound key. To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above, then press “Join”. On the next page, complete your name and email address, then press “Submit”. The system will guide you through the process of downloading the meeting dashboard to participate in the online meeting.

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