Green Building Alliance Hires Director of Pittsburgh 2030 District

Pittsburgh Native Returns Home to Lead Pittsburgh Towards 2030 

Green Building Alliance (GBA) has hired Sean Luther as Director of the recently launched Pittsburgh 2030 District – an inspirational GBA initiative in which over 60 properties and 23 million square feet in Downtown Pittsburgh have committed to reducing energy, water, and transportation emissions 50% below national and District baselines by the year 2030.  The Pittsburgh 2030 District currently has 39% of the Downtown Pittsburgh District committed to working towards these goals; they are supported in their commitments to this endeavor by over 20 resource and community partners who have also signed the pledge. 

As Director of the District, Mr. Luther will be working to increase District participation, progress, and performance in the coming years.  Mr. Luther will manage all aspects of the Pittsburgh 2030 District, including convening the District Partners; serving as the primary spokesman; and collaborating with GBA, Pittsburgh 2030 District, and Pittsburgh stakeholders.

A Pittsburgh native, Sean Luther will be returning to Pittsburgh following three years as President & CEO of Downtown Roanoke, Incorporated in Roanoke, VA.  “GBA is ecstatic to be able to bring Sean Luther home to lead the Pittsburgh 2030 District,” says Aurora Sharrard, VP of Innovation for Green Building Alliance. “We know Sean will build from the stupendous start the Pittsburgh 2030 District has had towards creating a nationally recognized community that represents the best Pittsburgh has to offer in terms of high-performing properties, collaborations, and forward action.”

Mr. Luther’s experience as a nonprofit CEO and in the real estate sector makes him well-qualified to take on direction of the transformational Pittsburgh 2030 District and guide it towards future success.  As a past  economic development specialist at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Mr. Luther is positioned for success in continuing and building relationships with Downtown property owners and managers, as well as other Pittsburgh organizations.  Mr. Luther also holds two degrees from Clemson University -- a Political Science bachelor’s and a Real Estate Development master’s--along with a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

GBA is excited to welcome Sean Luther to our collaborative team—and we invite others to join us in welcoming him home to Pittsburgh at an event on November 1.