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Be My Neighbor – Building Equity in the Steel City

“Mister Rogers Neighborhood” debuted in 1966 to a Pittsburgh that was about to embark on a total economic overhaul. Its foundation as the world’s mecca of steel manufacturing was shaken by a shifting world economy that would send Pittsburgh into economic upheaval. While Mr. Rogers began asking, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” neighborhoods throughout the […]

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Passive House Tradesperson Training is Coming to Pittsburgh

The designs are in. But how do you actually build a Passive House building? It’s a need we hear from many architects and engineers in Pittsburgh. Such is the success of the local Passive House push that there simply aren’t enough builders with knowledge of Passive House to complete the construction. So we’re hosting Pittsburgh’s first […]

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New Member Spotlight: New Local Company Offers High-Performance Building Consulting

I recently spent some time visiting with the team of 3R Building Sustainability, a new company in the Pittsburgh area that offers consulting to projects pursuing LEED or other high-performance building standards.  Here’s what I learned about the company and the folks who are running it… Carla Mitchell (principal) has 20 years experience in engineering […]

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Pittsburgh 2030 District Unveils Inaugural Progress Report

High-performance buildings have proven track records of simultaneously increasing business and property profitability, enhancing asset values, reducing environmental impacts, and improving occupant health.  In addition to the Pittsburgh 2030 District energy and water analysis and demand reduction, efforts are being made to complete the baseline for transportation emissions as well as develop a metric for […]

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