Pittsburgh 2030 http://wesa.fm en Update on the Green Building Alliance 2030 Challenge http://wesa.fm/post/update-green-building-alliance-2030-challenge <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2012, Pittsburgh was one of four cities nationwide to launch the 2030 Challenge. The challenge is a voluntary, private-public initiative with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of buildings, by reducing energy and water use as well as transmission emissions.</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:40:58 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 28049 at http://wesa.fm Update on the Green Building Alliance 2030 Challenge Pittsburgh 2030 District Challenge http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-2030-district-challenge <p>It’s been a year since the beginning of Pittsburgh’s <a href="http://www.2030district.org/pittsburgh/">2030 District Challenge</a>. The private-public initiative aims to cut energy, water and transportation consumption of downtown buildings in half by the year 2030.</p><p>According to Sean Luther, Director of the <a href="http://www.gbapgh.org/">Green Building Alliance,</a> a number of the big name buildings have signed on to the program’s pledge. Some of the most notable buildings include the US Steel Building and one of the oldest buildings downtown, the Allegheny Courthouse. In total, the buildings involved in the challenge account for more than 50% of downtown’s square footage. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:03:21 +0000 John Lavanga 14532 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh 2030 District Challenge