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Cancelled: Friendship Circle Tour with the Emerging Professionals

Unfortunately, this tour has been cancelled. We are sorry! Please check the events calendar for other interesting GBA events. Thank you!

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Note: This event was moved from its original date(August 23) to a new date of September 26.


The Friendship Circle, established in Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community in 2006, is dedicated to integrating children and young adults with special needs more fully into the broader community.

The program engages children and young adults with and without special needs in a full range of social activities. The Friendship Circle aims to enrich the lives of all participants through mutually advantageous interactions, creating lasting friendships, which consequently strengthen both the Jewish and greater community.

The Friendship Circle has made its home in the former Gullifty’s restaurant in Squirrel Hill, and is pursuing LEED-NC certification. This event will include a tour from Friendship Circle staff and the design/construction project team, and will conclude with happy hour on the site’s roof deck.

You can read about this project in the latest edition of Breaking Ground magazine.



5:30 – 6:30 – Tour led by building ownership and project team.

6:30 – 7:00 Networking happy hour on roof deck, additional questions and conversation.


Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the mission of the Friendship Circle and gain insight into the role of the organization’s physical space in serving this mission. Hear why the owners and project teams wanted a healthy, high-performing building that was connected to the surrounding community.
  • Understand how the building’s location contributed to the pursuit of Development Density and Community Connectivity (SSc2) and Alternative Transportation (SSc4.1) credits under LEED-NC v2009.
  • Gain insight into the project’s energy goals and its pursuit of the Optimize Energy Performance (EAc1) credit under LEED-NC v2009.
  • Learn about how building owners and project team members selected materials that would contribute to the pursuit of Recycled Content (MRc4) and Regional Materials (MRc5) credits under LEED-NC v2009.


GBCI CMP AIA logo This event is approved for 1.0 LEED-Specific (BD+C) GBCI CEUs and for 1.0 AIA HSW credits.

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.

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