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Green Roof, Sailor, Soldier, Light

Green Roof, Sailor, Soldier, Light

September 18th, 2017

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum hosted the August Partner Meeting for Pittsburgh 2030 District participants. Attendees heard from three presenters on topics from preserving the past to securing our future.   What We Learned: The “nation’s only military memorial dedicated to[...]

Forward Capacity: New Revenue Source for Energy Efficiency Projects

Forward Capacity: New Revenue Source for Energy Efficiency Projects

September 8th, 2017

Energy efficiency projects are well-known for their long-term cost savings and permanent energy load reduction. In the PJM Interconnection, they can also generate unexpected but substantial revenue streams when offered on PJM’s forward capacity market as a capacity resource. Proper measurement and v[...]

The Curious Case of EcoDistricts in Pittsburgh

The Curious Case of EcoDistricts in Pittsburgh

September 2nd, 2017

There’s something special about EcoDistricts in Pittsburgh. Every time I talk with local leaders, there seems to be yet another neighborhood that’s organizing around this new standard for equitable and sustainable neighborhood development. As part of the national non-profit advancing the EcoDistrict[...]

Kermit the Office Bike Joins the GBA Family

Kermit the Office Bike Joins the GBA Family

August 28th, 2017

The Sunday evening dread. The Monday morning grumble. These are the emotions emblazoned on kitschy coffee mugs, the experiences that drive nearly every workplace comedy. Free caffeine and donuts might smooth over the roughest patches, but an increasing number of employees are looking to work for o[...]

From Vienna to Pittsburgh: What's the Fuss with the Passive House Movement?

From Vienna to Pittsburgh: What's the Fuss with the Passive House Movement?

August 14th, 2017

In the past year or so you may have noticed that GBA has been quite supportive of the Passive House standard.  Why?  Well, designing and building buildings that use 1/10 the energy of traditional buildings is likely one of the best ways to reduce human’s contribution to climate change.  And as we [...]

 

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