Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pittsburgh Living Building Challenge: Project Updates Aug. 11

The Living Building Challenge is one of the newer building certification programs available, and it was designed to extend beyond building certification to be an advocacy tool and philosophy that defines measures of sustainability and works towards end-game positive solutions for the built environment.
In Pittsburgh, there are several projects in various stages of pursuing and achieving certification under this rating system and the August 11 program will give participants a chance to hear project updates from some of the LBC project teams in Pittsburgh.
Presenters include Richard Piacentini, who has lead the green transformation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens since 1994, Noah Shaltes, construction project manager at PJ Dick who is overseeing the soon-to-be-open Frick Environmental Center and Dr. Elisa Haransky-Beck who has been working at the Schwartz Living Market to make the structure a living building.
While at Phipps, there will also be an opportunity to tour and learn more about the LBC features of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes.
For more information and to register, visit the GBA’s Living Building Challenge Project Update webpage.
Living Product Expo
This project update is one of several events happening along the East Coast in preparation for the Living Product Expo.
Interested in learning more about the Living Building Challenge and the Living Product Challenge? Join the International Living Future Institute for the second annual Living Product Expo in Pittsburgh, September 13-15.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance website.  Click Here to subscribe to the Alliance’s newsletter.

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