Biophilia – Inspiring Beauty, Love, Connection, and Health through Our Places
Join us for this immersive learning workshop with thought-provoking talks and meaningful exercises led by some of the leading practitioners in biophilic design.
Former Steeler Will Allen Trades Gold for Green
This tour will feature both owner and project team LEED insights.
February 12th, 2018
The designs are in. But how do you actually build a Passive House building? It's a need we hear from many architects and engineers in Pittsburgh. Such is the success of the local Passive House push that there simply aren't enough builders with knowledge of Passive House to complete the construction.[...]
February 8th, 2018
A barrier for many businesses considering energy efficiency retrofits is upfront capital. Even if there is institutional will, a business owner must first and foremost meet daily expenses, and then consider the commitments throughout the entire period of repayment. But what if the debt were tied[...]
February 6th, 2018
Michelle Fanzo has worn many hats throughout her illustrious career, working in international development, urban sustainability, and public health. After traveling the world multiple times over, she now returns as the executive director of AIA Pittsburgh. Despite her overwhelming accomplishments, w[...]
February 5th, 2018
Cornell's newest Residence building The House is the largest Passive House building in the world at 26 stories and 272,500 square feet. As a large residence hall, there were unique challenges encountered, such as ensuring the most efficient appliances were used in every installation and minimizing [...]
January 29th, 2018
For the better part of 12 years, Will Allen was known. As an NFL player and a member of the Steelers no less, Allen attained a level of fame reserved for movie stars and pop musicians. He went from All-American to national champion to Super Bowl victor all before the age of 33, and then, he walked b[...]