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26 January 2015 - 1:19pm

Small Buildings Can Make Big Changes in Energy Efficiency with this Workshop

Although small buildings (<50,000 sq ft) account for nearly half the energy used by US commercial buildings, they are under-served by energy efficiency programs. Green Building Alliance (GBA) is partnering with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (

20 January 2015 - 12:43pm

Pittsburgh 2030 District embraces the Bluff

It used to be called Soho and Boyd’s Hill, but the neighborhood now known as The Bluff is often characterized by its two largest entities: Duquesne University and UPMC Mercy Hospital. Now that these two properties have committed to the Pittsburgh

29 August 2014 - 12:00am

Pittsburgh 2030 District: Oakland Formally Launched August 28, 2014

On August 28, 2014, the Pittsburgh 2030 District officially expanded into the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, making us the first 2030 District in the nation to have two distinct boundaries.  The 22 Founding Property Partners in Oakland

8 August 2014 - 12:00am

Get ready for Pittsburgh 2030 District: Oakland!

After much anticipation, Green Building Alliance is proud to announce the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s expansion into Oakland at a public event on Thursday, August 28th from 1 until 3pm at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. The

23 June 2014 - 12:00am

Pittsburgh 2030 District Partners Sweep Ebie Awards

More than 100 people gathered at the Hard Rock Café in Manhattan’s Times Square on June 9th to celebrate the people behind our country’s most efficient existing buildings.  Urban Green Council launched the EBie Awards (the “Existing Building” Awards

23 June 2014 - 12:00am

Not Just for the Big Guys: Update on Small Commercial Program

Green Building Alliance and the Pittsburgh 2030 District are participating in a broader coalition of 2030 Districts and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs on a focused outreach effort to small commercial properties.  As part of the program, funded by

23 May 2014 - 12:00am

PDP Releases 2014 State of Downtown Report

Congratulations to Pittsburgh 2030 Community Partner, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, on the publication of the "2014 State of Downtown Report."  This report highlights seven key sectors, including environment and sustainability (page 38), and

17 April 2014 - 12:00am

Inaugural District Progress Report Unveiled

At a special reception kicked-off by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Sustainability Manager Grant Ervin, Green Building Alliance unveiled the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s Inaugural Progress Report. In the initial reporting

14 April 2014 - 12:00am

Fairmont Pittsburgh commits to the Pittsburgh 2030 District

Fairmont Pittsburgh has joined the Pittsburgh 2030 District in a commitment to work towards a 50% reduction in energy and water consumption, and transportation emissions.  The Fairmont Pittsburgh is the first hotel in Pittsburgh to commit to the

19 March 2014 - 12:00am

Pittsburgh 2030 District Indoor Air Quality Pilot Study, Summer 2014

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

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