Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Green Building Alliance To Recognize Emerald Evening Gala Award Winners Sept. 12

The Green Building Alliance will honor five winners of the 2019 Emerald Evening Gala Awards on September 12 in Pittsburgh.
Each year the Alliance honors people and sustainability projects that have transformed communities across the region, demonstrating the boldness of leadership and ingenuity of spirit.
This year’s winners are--
--  Vivian Loftness - Legacy Award (For lifelong commitment to sustainable transformation): Vivian Loftness is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of building performance and human health, including key studies on advanced building systems integration, climate and regionalism in architecture, and design for performance in workplaces of the future.  Her career spans more than 30 years at Carnegie Mellon University, including head of the School of Architecture and co-founder of the Intelligent Workplace laboratory.  
-- Malik Bankston - Luminary Award (For courage of leadership and vision): Malik Bankston has been a lifelong community activist in Larimer and the East End, advocating for a number of successful initiatives including the Larimer Green Print Plan.  Led Larimer’s green team is to earn the LEED Silver for Neighborhood Development. He has been the Executive Director of the Kingsley Association for 21 years, cultivating new generations of community advocates.   
-- DMI Companies - Enterprise Award (For ingenuity in product design, manufacture, and operations): DMI Companies specialize in HVAC duct systems has a decade long commitment to sustainable operations, including EnergyStar Certification and LEED certified facilities.  DMI was the first manufacturer in Pennsylvania to achieve TRUE Silver Zero Waste certification, successfully diverting 94.49 percent of its waste from landfills through recycling, reuse and reduction programs.  
-- MuseumLab - Vanguard Award (For innovation in sustainable design and construction): MuseumLab created the stunning restoration of the first commissioned Carnegie Library in the world (1890) that is seeking LEED Gold Core and Shell certification.  The project maintains intricate balance of historic preservation, high-performance design, and universal accessibility and became the largest cultural campus for children in the country. 
-- Erie Community - Beacon Award (For dedication to just and inclusive development): The Erie Community is involved in a collective movement for sustainable development, as represented by the 57 properties committed to the Erie 2030 District, including by Erie City and County government.  Local institutional innovations include the Erie County School District’s comprehensive sustainability plan and CRANE’s (Community Resilience Action Network of Erie) legacy of environmental and economic resiliency work.  
Click Here for more information on helping to sponsor or to attend the Green Building Alliance’s Emerald Evening Gala on September 12.
For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Green Building Alliance website.

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