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At GBA, We are Thankful for our Members

At Green Building Alliance, we are so thankful for our members and supporters of our cause. If you are not yet a member of GBA, please consider joining our community. Here, we spotlight some of our members, partners and supporters:   Spotlight on: Lars Lange Supervisor, West Bethlehem Township | Attorney, The Law Office of […]

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GBA Heads to International Climate Conference

  Green Building Alliance (GBA) team members will represent Western Pennsylvania along with a local contingent of participants at COP26, the upcoming international climate summit. GBA’s team will join representatives from Carnegie Mellon University, Sister Cities Association of Pittsburgh, and Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in addition to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Grant Ervin, […]

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Minimizing Carbon Emissions from Grid Electricity

It’s All About Timing: How to Minimize Carbon Emissions from Grid Electricity A Follow-Up from Greenbuild 2021 by Paige Colao We all know that using energy produces carbon emissions. But did you know when you use energy is almost as important in reducing carbon? This is the concept explored by “The Future of the Grid […]

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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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Museums Taking Leadership Position in Climate Change

Museums can – and are – taking a leadership position in demonstrating that climate change solutions are within reach.  This is evidenced by the recent formation of the 2030 Districts Network’s Museum Best Practices Working Group Cohort and empowered by the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative. 2030 Districts Network The vision of the 2030 Districts Network is […]

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What We Learned at Greenbuild 2021

GBA team members attended Greenbuild both in-person and online this year. They will share specific take-aways about what they learned in the coming weeks but here, we explore some trends they identified. This year’s Greenbuild returned to its traditional in-person format, with an option to attend virtually as well. No doubt those industry veterans who […]

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GBA’s Jenna Cramer Recognized for Key Contributions to United Nations Sustainable Energy Initiative

Jenna Cramer, Executive Director of Green Building Alliance (GBA), joined international partners in receiving an award for outstanding impact on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Sustainable Energy Subprogramme. The award – which honored the group for catalyzing the High Performance Buildings Initiative, drafting the framework guidelines for energy efficiency standards […]

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Reflecting on Emerald Evening 2021

Emerald Evening 2021 was certainly a celebration to remember. This was our first fully outdoor fundraising gala – planned as such to ensure the safest possible environment for guests – and the weather cooperated to provide a lovely evening for us to spend time together (an afternoon downpour and fickle weather forecast had us nervous […]

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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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