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Emerging Professionals Tour and Happy Hour

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Emerging Professionals (EPs) are the energetic and dynamic leaders of tomorrow’s green building movement.  GBA’s Emerging Professionals Committee enables individuals early in their sustainability careers to be a force for progress within their communities by providing a forum for networking and education. The EP committee is hosting a happy hour and tour of Fulton Commons.

Fulton Commons is a co-working office, kitchen incubator, and artist studio space located in Manchester on Pittsburgh’s North Side. A rehabilitated school building from the 1940’s, the space is designed for low energy use operation, with a significant portion of the original building materials remaining untouched. The space also features a number of repurposed materials including all interior doors and 80% of the total furniture. All new-build is overwhelmingly from natural materials, including white oak flooring from wood grown and milled in Allegheny National Forest and the exclusive use of non-VOC, water-based finishes throughout.

Please note that COVID-19 protocols will be in place at this event, including masks required indoors. Pre-registration is required, and registration will close on November 3.

Admission to this tour is $5 and food and drinks are free of charge for tour participants.

Our EP Committee looks forward to seeing you!

 

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GBA + Monmade Pittsburgh Glass Center Tour – September 2021

GBA + Monmade | Pittsburgh Glass Center Tour| September 2021 A guest post by Shayna Bodi, Monmade Continuing the exploration of artisans intersecting with the built environment series, the Green Building Alliance and Monmade teamed up again for an expert tour of the Pittsburgh Glass Center on September 30th, 2021. Unlike the recent Roundhouse tour, […]

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Honoring Homewood Children’s Village – 2021 Emerald Evening Beacon Award Winner

With a mission to improve the lives of Homewood’s children and simultaneously reweave the fabric of the community in which they live, Homewood Children’s Village has become a true beacon of hope!  A beacon for its children and all community members to grow in, thrive in, stay in, and to return to. Homewood Children’s Village […]

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Remembering and Honoring Michael Carnahan, Scalo Solar Solutions – 2021 Emerald Evening Legacy Award

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Mike Carnahan was not afraid of challenge and controversy, especially when it came to his passionate advocacy for sustainable transformation and dedication to […]

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Honoring Highmark Health – 2021 Emerald Evening Vanguard Awardee

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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Out of the Ashes-the Greenest of the Green is Born

An Interview with John Brooks, BRINC Building Products Always a builder and construction person at heart, former Lumber Grader John Brooks spent two years of his “spare” time as a young, single dad remodeling his home in the small town of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  John had full custody of his two children – 7 and 8 […]

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Connecting and Creating for Beautiful, Sustainable Places with Monmade

  Most everybody wants to do the right thing if they can.  This includes professionals in the built environment – developers, builders, interior designers, and architects.   But it’s not always easy to know where to go or how to do it. Connecting That’s where the genius of Monmade comes in. Originally a nonprofit program of […]

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Pittsburgh 2030 District: DIGITAL 2019 Progress Report

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 paigec@gbapgh.org.  

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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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Tami Dixon and the Art of Storytelling

For Tami Dixon, the world is her theatre. As the Principal Creative and Co-Founder of Bricolage Production Company in Pittsburgh, she’s brought countless stories of quirk to Pittsburgh audiences, in addition to acting, writing, and directing virtually any sort of interactive experience. We discuss how she fell in love with the arts, her critically acclaimed […]

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