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When Given a Choice of Where to Go, We Voted with our Feet and Went Outside

Gratitude for PA’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources It’s been a challenging year since last spring at this time, when life as many of us knew it was suddenly disrupted due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Pennsylvania state law mandated orders to shelter in place, self-quarantine, and practice social distancing.  Local, national, and international […]

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The Punchlist 4-16-21

The Punchlist is back! Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Railroad to Bike Trail: Allegheny Valley Railroad has agreed to sell the Brilliant Line of […]

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What we Learned: Inspire Speakers Series presents Mobility, Health, and Justice in the Clean Transportation Revolution

In this month’s installment of the Inspire Speakers Series, we investigated the evolution of mobility systems and how they can contribute to equitable communities. In our own region for example, transportation has come a long way. In the mid-19th century, public transit consisted of horse drawn streetcars and inclines that traversed the steep Pittsburgh slopes […]

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Green Building Bites with Gerrod Winston: Making the Shift from Designer to Developer

A longtime friend and partner of Green Building Alliance, Gerrod Winston is owner at Winston Design + Development. Gerrod is a licensed architect who has worked with several successful private architecture firms for more than 20 years. Active in several organizations, Gerrod has a strong interest in environmentally-conscious design, the well-being of the community, and […]

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The Punchlist 4-9-21

The Punchlist is back! Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Premature Celebration: Months after the region was celebrating meeting federal air quality standards for the […]

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Welcome and Meet Green Building Alliance’s Newest Board Members

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader… they set out to make a difference.  It’s never about the role – always about the goal.” – Lisa Haisha Green Building Alliance (GBA) is extremely fortunate to be led by a carefully selected board of directors that represents diverse perspectives, skill sets, and expertise from […]

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Biden Infrastructure Plan Goes Green

President Joe Biden returned to Pittsburgh yesterday to announce his plan to renew and revitalize infrastructure and transit across the country. While the plan focuses on all aspects of American infrastructure, it centers on sustainable improvements and advances green building initiatives that promise a healthier future – many of which Green Building Alliance (GBA) has […]

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Member Spotlight: FILTECH, INC.

  Many a true word is spoken in jest.  Just ask the folks at Filtech Inc., air filtration specialists located in Pittsburgh, PA, where they amusingly refer to themselves as “filter geeks.”  Never have “filter geeks” been cooler than during the recent COVID-19 pandemic! “Prior to the pandemic, many commercial office building, school and university, […]

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The Punchlist 3-26-21

The Punchlist is back! Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! Environmental Job Training Opportunities: Landforce, a non-profit in Homewood, received $200,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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Bridge to 2030: Key Takeaways on Building Electrification

By: Katie Bartolotta, Policy and Programs Director, Green Building United & Chris Cieslak, 2030 District Senior Director, Vice President of Strategy & Impact, Green Building Alliance On March 16, 2021, Green Building Alliance (GBA) and Green Building United (GBU) co-hosted an educational event on existing building electrification. The event was part of the Bridge to […]

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