The Pennsylvania Building Code Needs You!

Seriously.  We need you.  We, those who want to improve the health, safety, and energy security of all Pennsylvanians, need you.  In order to update the Pennsylvania building code from model codes published in 2009 to the current 2015 version – we need you to submit a public comment to the Review and Advisory Council (RAC) […]

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Check Out These Energy and Sustainability Conferences Coming to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh gets a lot of national attention for being a great place to live, but many organizations know that it’s also a great place to host a conference. Some conferences of green building and sustainability interest coming to Pittsburgh in 2018 are as follows.  Locals, get inspired; nationals, come visit us!   Getting to Zero National […]

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Covestro’s THINC30 Summit Matches Global Challenges with Local Creativity

While 2017 has been a year of uncertainty for federal environmental policy, we continue to be encouraged and energized by what is happening right here in Pittsburgh. As part of Covestro’s i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) corporate social responsibility initiative, the THINC30 Summit brought together the architects of Pittsburgh’s green transformation, and provided a stunning reflection […]

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GBA Announces New Title Sponsor of Pittsburgh 2030 District

Green Building Alliance (GBA) is pleased to announce that Siemens is the new Title Sponsor of the Pittsburgh 2030 District. As the Pittsburgh 2030 District Title Sponsor, Siemens brings global leadership in building technologies and performance, sustainable energy, and intelligent infrastructure to serve as a catalyst in helping Pittsburgh and the greater region achieve ambitious […]

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GBA Membership Changes in 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Green Building Alliance have been busy strategizing how to broaden our impact (on which we’re excited to share our 2018-2020 Strategic plan early in the new year). As part of our refined mission and vision, we are changing the names, pricing, and benefits of GBA membership effective […]

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A Googolplex of Renewable Energy

As of December 1st, Google became the single largest corporate purchaser of renewable power in the world, joining 116 other companies that have committed to ‘going 100% renewable.’  It’s tempting to see corporate renewable pledges as a balm to otherwise bleak predictions. But what does ‘going renewable’ actually entail? Are companies like Apple and Amazon […]

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Giving Thanks for Big Data (and Saving Turkeys)

Beep. My fitness app pops a message as I start my day. “On average, your wake-up time was 7:08 AM on weekdays and 7:43 AM on weekends. The average user wakes up 21 minutes later than you on weekdays and 1 hour and 4 minutes later than you on weekends.” Moments later, I am filling […]

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