In the 1990s, Highmark Inc., a subsidiary of Highmark Health located their Pittsburgh offices in Penn Avenue Place. These offices were designed and renovated based upon green building principles before there was a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system. The turn-of-the-century department store building was renovated as opposed to being torn down […]
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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 Bridge to 2030 educational series invites Pittsburgh to go deep on topics integral to the Pittsburgh 2030 District – energy, water, transportation, indoor air quality, and financing.
Jordan Fischbach of RAND will talk about how climate change exacerbates stormwater issues. We’ll also take a deep dive into how Alex Wasko & Megan Hicks, two GIS analysts at PWSA, are determining impervious surfaces in Pittsburgh, in an effort to minimize runoff in the future and collect more accurate stormwater data. Information gathered in the study will be used as background data for the upcoming stormwater fee from PWSA. Finally, we will close the event with a stormwater capture and reuse system on CMU’s campus, explained by Martin Altschul.
3:00 – 5:00 – Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
5:00 – 6:00 – Networking Reception with Appetizers!
Ballroom at Hotel Fairmont – 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- Jordan Fischbach, Ph.D. – Co-Director, RAND Climate Resilience Center
- The Pittsburgh region is challenged by a number of stormwater impacts, including flooding and sewer overflows. Climate change is expected to exacerbate these impacts by increasing the intensity and volume of rainfall. Jordan will describe how the RAND Corporation team has been working to address this urgent planning need by evaluating the potential benefits and costs from green stormwater infrastructure across the region as well as in key City of Pittsburgh watersheds.
- Alexandra Wasko & Megan Hicks – GIS Analysts, PWSA
- Alex & Megan will take a dive into their GIS research determining impervious versus pervious surfaces in the region. This research will be the background PWSA’s upcoming stormwater fee.
- Martin Altschul, P.E. – Director of Strategic Facilities Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University
- Martin will give us an overview on CMU’s innovative water capture system, how they treat it, and use it to supplement building’s condenser water for cooling on campus.
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.
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 […]
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh hosted the September Partner Meeting for Pittsburgh 2030 District participants. Attendees learned about the Museum’s current efficiency efforts and their renovation of the former Carnegie Library along with a report from the Allegheny County Health Department on their work, particularly as it relates to our air quality. What We Learned: Opened […]
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 […]
You are cordially invited to the much anticipated unveiling of the Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report for 2016.
Please note: Registration for this event closes at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 25th. If you miss the window for online registration, not to worry! You can register at the door.
Green Building Alliance is pleased to announce the details from the 2016 Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report at a special reception on Tuesday, April 25th from 4-7 PM at the Heinz History Center. This event will showcase progress in both Downtown and Oakland towards achieving the 2030 District’s aggressive energy, water, and transportation emission reduction goals.
Beer, wine, and light appetizers will be served at 4 PM, followed by a Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report presentation and comments from other special guests.
The Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report Reception is sponsored by:
The Pittsburgh 2030 District is presented by
The Efficiency Network
and sponsored by
Also sponsored by:
Stantec, and GE Lighting/Scott Electric
The Pittsburgh 2030 District is generously supported by:
The Kresge Foundation, The Heinz Endowments,
The Richard King Mellon Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation
2030 Partner Meetings in Downtown are supported by our meeting sponsors:
Duquesne Light, evolveEA, Filtech, Jendoco Construction, and St. Moritz Building Services
2030 Partner Meetings in Oakland are supported by our meeting sponsors:
Mascaro Construction, Opterra, Trane, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, and WGL Energy
*This event does not necessarily represent the views or endorsement of the Heinz History Center.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, a civic educational, entertainment, and economic powerhouse for over three decades, hosted Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners for the January Partner Meeting. Trust employees shared their principles for the development of the 8th Street block as they continue to lead the transformation of Downtown’s Cultural District. Attendees also got a sneak peek […]
2017 will bring challenges and opportunities for green buildings and sustainability. However, we at GBA like to look on the bright side, so here’s some positive perspectives from GBA staff about what we’re excited about in 2017 – along with what we’re proud of accomplishing in 2016. Ryan In 2017, I look forward to finding […]