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The Punch List – 9/18/18

Google Tracks Your Searches, Now It Can Track Pittsburgh’s Carbon Footprint. Pittsburgh is one of the first five cities to beta-test Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE). Although not totally comprehensive, EIE uses Google’s mapping, earth engine, and cloud data, as well as third-party information, to create cost- and time-efficient estimates and projections of Pittsburgh’s greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and transportation. Climate-nerd-out over Pittsburgh’s stats here.    Too Cool for School. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s museumlab is beginning its final phase of construction. Planning for LEED and WELL certifications (to name a few), the project will operate as a STEM and creative makerspace for children on the […]

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Make Your Trip Count

With the advent of new technologies (we see you electric scooters), transportation is changing. Even gone are the days of needing to be in a physical office—telecommuting is quickly becoming a viable option for many. The Make My Trip Count regional commuter survey launched this week as part of Pittsburgh’s effort to capture these changing […]

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The Punch List – 7/13/18

Let’s get swinging along the riverfront. Izzy Rudolph of McKnight Realty Partners says his company’s renovation project of the Terminal Building (where GBA’s office lives!) is a potential spot for covered public riverfront swings. KDKA’s Ken Rice has been advocating to have these tranquil swings in Pittsburgh after seeing them along the Ohio River in Cincinnati (inspired […]

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Why Traveling by Train is Your Greatest Productivity Secret

With the Pennsylvania Legislature studying the benefits of extended Amtrak service to Pittsburgh, it begs the question: Did you know there is Amtrak service to Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh is a city disconnected from the northeast corridor and notoriously out of the way for commuters from Boston, Philadelphia, and D.C. There are no high-speed trains, no state-of-the-art […]

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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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p4 Pittsburgh Performance Measures

Last week, p4 Pittsburgh released the p4 Performance Measures, which have been in development for all of 2016. The twelve p4 Performance Measures “will help determine investment prioritization for Pittsburgh’s real estate development projects” in the following categories, each of which offers 10 possible points: Community Opportunity Economy Housing Land Public Connect Rainwater Air Energy Innovation […]

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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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