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The Fourth Metric: Indoor Air Quality and the Pittsburgh 2030 District

If you’re familiar with the Pittsburgh 2030 District, you can probably name the goals of the 2030 Challenge for Planning off the top of your head: 50% reductions (below baselines) for energy, water, and transportation emissions for existing buildings. But did you know that the Pittsburgh 2030 District has indoor air quality as a fourth […]

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“City-Wide Green First Plan” Released for Public Comment

On December 2, 2016, the City of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released their “City-Wide Green First Plan” for public comment.  Those two entities, along with four consulting teams, worked to create both an innovative and cost-effective plan that would meet the Consent Decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to […]

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Saving Energy on a Holiday Tradition, Rebates for Efficiency Upgrades, and Managing Storm Water

A lighting retrofit at Penn Avenue Place, including the Unity Tree, improved energy efficiency while maintaining the building’s historic appeal. Duquesne Light’s Watt Choices Program allows business owners to recoup money while Port Authority’s new fare policy and sustainability practices improves the rider’s experience. We also heard from PWSA and their plans to manage storm […]

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Member Spotlight: Nicholson Kovalchick Architects

For over a decade, Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects has promoted livable, sustainable cities in Seattle, WA, and, more recently, here in Pittsburgh. By using Passive House design strategies and specializing in urban housing, NK Architects works to combine energy-efficient designs with historic renovation, development, project rescue, and landmark designation. Through its focus on commercial and residential development, the […]

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Your Support is Inspiring

Dear friends, Together we have accomplished so much to create a sustainable future for Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania over the past year! Thanks to you and other caring supporters, this past year Green Building Alliance (GBA) has gained new commitments from owners of more than 40 buildings who pledge to dramatically reduce energy use and […]

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Member Spotlight: Nancy Jones and Cassie Treshok

While they aren’t working their day jobs at BNY Mellon, Cassie Treshok and Nancy Jones can often be found planning and leading GBA’s Emerging Professionals events and meetings. In addition to their involvement with the Emerging Professionals group, Nancy and Cassie attend many GBA events and support our mission of inspiring healthy, high performing places […]

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YOU Are the Heart & Pulse of All We Do

We are tremendously grateful for support from GBA members and friends. You are essential to finding innovative solutions to critical issues here in Western Pennsylvania, and together we are better positioned to make tangible impacts. We need partners like you to connect people and expand tools, knowledge, and available resources to support the creation of […]

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Chartiers Valley School District is charting new territory for school design and construction

At a recent Green and Healthy Schools Academy event, representatives from the Chartiers Valley School District administration, facility designer IKM Inc., and the Green & Healthy Schools Academy spoke about what makes the new Chartiers Valley Middle and High Schools project innovative and unique, and why all schools should be considering this type of approach. […]

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GBA Installs Dream Bike Room

In 2014, GBA won Dero’s Dream Bike Room contest.  After two years of planning and implementation, we unveiled our new “dream bike room” to the public on October 12, 2016, at a Bike Room Bash in partnership with Dero and BikePGH. The Dero Dream Bike Room contest was a social media competition in which organizations […]

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