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The Fourth Metric: Indoor Air Quality and the Pittsburgh 2030 District

The Fourth Metric: Indoor Air Quality and the Pittsburgh 2030 District

December 9th, 2016

If you’re familiar with the Pittsburgh 2030 District, you can probably name the goals of the 2030 Challenge for Planning off the top of your head: 50% reductions (below baselines) for energy, water, and transportation emissions for existing buildings. But did you know that the Pittsburgh 2030 Distri[...]

"City-Wide Green First Plan" Released for Public Comment

December 7th, 2016

On December 2, 2016, the City of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released their "City-Wide Green First Plan" for public comment.  Those two entities, along with four consulting teams, worked to create both an innovative and cost-effective plan that would meet the Consent[...]

Buying Smart, Energy-Saving Technology on a Budget 101

Buying Smart, Energy-Saving Technology on a Budget 101

December 6th, 2016

Are you thinking of making energy-efficient upgrades in your home? You may be under the impression that you have to spend a lot in order to save a lot down the road with these types of improvements, but that’s not always the case. Here are some tips for buying energy-saving technology on a budget:[...]

Saving Energy on a Holiday Tradition, Rebates for Efficiency Upgrades, and Managing Storm Water

Saving Energy on a Holiday Tradition, Rebates for Efficiency Upgrades, and Managing Storm Water

December 5th, 2016

A lighting retrofit at Penn Avenue Place, including the Unity Tree, improved energy efficiency while maintaining the building’s historic appeal. Duquesne Light’s Watt Choices Program allows business owners to recoup money while Port Authority’s new fare policy and sustainability practices improves t[...]

Member Spotlight: Nicholson Kovalchick Architects

Member Spotlight: Nicholson Kovalchick Architects

December 5th, 2016

For over a decade, Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects has promoted livable, sustainable cities in Seattle, WA, and, more recently, here in Pittsburgh. By using Passive House design strategies and specializing in urban housing, NK Architects works to combine energy-efficient designs with historic [...]

 

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