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Pittsburgh Pivots toward Passive House

Pittsburgh Pivots toward Passive House

June 27th, 2017

Pittsburgh has spent the last thirty years greening its economy, which initially involved merely a shift from heavy industry to the less resource intensive health and technology sectors. It was motivated by concerns for public health (if one more person references ‘hell with the lid off’ this auth[...]

p4 Measures Compared to Green Building & Sustainable Development Certifications

p4 Measures Compared to Green Building & Sustainable Development Certifications

June 19th, 2017

At this point, almost everyone in the building world is familiar (if not intimate) with LEED, with emerging awareness of the Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, and Passiv House.  BUT,  in Pittsburgh, there is a new framework in town, developed right here. You’ve heard "p4" tossed[...]

Lessons from the Living Future unConference

Lessons from the Living Future unConference

June 12th, 2017

I just returned from my first outing to the Living Future unConference, hosted by the International Living Future Institute. From conference keynotes to session leaders, I heard some things that were worth writing down...and some that I even want to frame in my house for daily inspiration! In honor [...]

Why Traveling by Train is Your Greatest Productivity Secret

Why Traveling by Train is Your Greatest Productivity Secret

May 30th, 2017

With the Pennsylvania Legislature studying the benefits of extended Amtrak service to Pittsburgh, it begs the question: Did you know there is Amtrak service to Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh is a city disconnected from the northeast corridor and notoriously out of the way for commuters from Boston, Philade[...]

The Hills are Alive with Solarize Allegheny!

The Hills are Alive with Solarize Allegheny!

May 22nd, 2017

These nonprofit solar experts are making your community greener. Find out if your roof can gleam with new solar panels. Summer is a time for sunburns, sunporches, and, of course, photovoltaic cells. For those of us living in one of Pittsburgh's charming (read: hilly and tree-lined) neighborhoods,[...]

 

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