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Pittsburgh 2030 District
19 March 2014 - 12:00am
Motivation Despite many years of progress, Pittsburgh’s outdoor air quality is still less than desirable.  Good air quality is imperative to personal and regional success, yet people typically spend 90% of their time indoors.  As a result, indoor air quality (IAQ) is just as important as outdoor...
Pittsburgh 2030 District
13 March 2014 - 12:00am
Led by the Pittsburgh 2030 District participants, the Office of Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh, Green Building Alliance and Sustainable Pittsburgh are partnering to engage downtown property owners and managers in Earth Hour 2014. You are encouraged to participate by dimming or turning...
Pittsburgh 2030 District
11 March 2014 - 12:00am
Green Building Alliance is pleased to announce that Anna Siefken and Isaac Smith have joined the Pittsburgh 2030 District Team as Special Projects Director and Resource Specialist respectively. Ms. Siefken brings significant building performance sector experience to Pittsburgh 2030 District...
Seattle 2030 District
6 March 2014 - 12:00am
  Dear Downtown Seattle Property Managers,  Join Commute Seattle, Downtown business leaders, transit advocates, and King County Councilmember Larry Phillips on March 19th for a panel discussion on King County Metro’s proposed service cuts, funding solutions, and how your tenants will be...
Seattle 2030 District
6 March 2014 - 12:00am
Good news! The US House today passed Better Buildings energy efficiency bill. The bill does a few good and relatively non-controversial things, including Tenant Star, green leasing and requiring Federally-leased buildings to benchmark & publish scores. On page 32, the bill (Better...
Seattle 2030 District
13 February 2014 - 12:00am
    Tune in next Tuesday, February 18th at 1pm EST to learn how you can join the 2014 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition.   This year, EPA is pitting teams of buildings from across the nation against each other in a battle to see who can trim their energy waste the most. You and...
Seattle 2030 District
13 February 2014 - 12:00am
The City of Seattle and Horizon House recently released press releases about successful efficiency efforts and we wanted to provide the below links for your review. The Podcast highlights benchmarking efforts and the S2030D, while the Opinion Editorial is focused on the City of Seattle Benchmarking...
Seattle 2030 District
13 February 2014 - 12:00am
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge as a way for agency partners and other organizations to encourage hotels to use best management practices that will save water and money, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
Seattle 2030 District
4 February 2014 - 12:00am
Bill Mitchel I serve as a senior director with Microsoft’s Public Sector business unit, which has been working with Schneider Electric for some time to deliver on the concept of smart cities. In this guest post, I wanted to give my view on the power of partnerships in making smart cities...
Pittsburgh 2030 District
17 January 2014 - 12:00am
In order to measure the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s success in reaching its 50% reduction goals, baselines must first be determined for each reduction category. The reduction goals are measured against a national baseline for energy and against District baselines for water and transportation. As...

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