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Cleaning & Disinfecting in COVID-19

As we continue to learn more about the most effective ways to combat the transmission of COVID-19, we have learned there are ways to keep our surfaces clean while also prioritizing our health. First, it is crucial to understand that cleaning and disinfecting are just one part of preventing disease transmission. Social distancing and personal […]

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Schools, Like All Buildings, Can Either Help or Hurt Our Health

As we all struggle with the impacts of COVID-19, this statement has never?felt more accurate.??And as school administrators and employees work tirelessly to prepare for?reopening,?we?must?recognize that there is?not?a single solution,?and every?scenario?has?difficult?tradeoffs.?One thing is true for all schools, however –?where?students?learn?and teachers educate matters!? Control measures?can be put into?place?to?minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission?as school buildings reopen.?According […]

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of John C. (Jack) Mascaro

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of John C. (Jack) Mascaro At Green Building Alliance, we join the construction community and our region in mourning the loss of John C. (Jack) Mascaro. An early adopter of sustainable building in Pittsburgh, Jack was an innovator, a change-maker, and lifelong learner. Jack was personally dedicated to creating sustainable […]

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Guest Blog: How Smart Buildings Support Occupants and Owners When Adapting to the “New Normal”

Submitted by: In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, smart buildings around the world prepare to reopen. What can technology do to support companies and their employees to return to work with confidence? From a recent CoreNet Global Survey: 84% of companies plan to bring employees back in waves Companies may not reach 100% […]

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Wigle Whiskey Produces Hand Sanitizer During the COVID-19 Crisis

Sustaining human health and addressing economic inadequacies keeps us afloat during times of crisis. It forces us to introduce long-lasting solutions that improve the relationship between human and ecological systems. We spoke with Michael Foglia, Wigle Whiskey’s Manager of Product Development, and Innovation, to understand how Wigle transformed its production line to respond to community […]

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In Solidarity for Racial Justice – Today, Tomorrow, Always

America is facing two?major?crises today – COVID-19 and racism.??? This?current?global pandemic has lifted the mask on society and made the invisible visible – the complete interconnectedness of our social, human health, environmental, and economic systems. Although deeply interconnected, the threads that hold our societies together are weak because we have built?power,?economies, cultures,?communities,?and?systems?on?foundations of?injustice and inequality. […]

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Chris Cieslak Joins Pittsburgh 2030 District as Senior Director

Green Building Alliance is proud to welcome Chris Cieslak to our team! Chris will bring her vast experience throughout the world of sustainability to Green Building Alliance as Senior Director of the Pittsburgh 2030 District. She will also hold the title of Vice President of Program Strategy & Impact. Chris has devoted her career to […]

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Educator Appreciation Series: Ken Perkins Brings UN SDGs to Carmichael Area Middle School

Ken Perkins began working with the U.N. SDG Teacher Cohort in January of 2020. He uses Integrative Science to engage with students in projects regarding recycling, reuse, pollution, and climate change. Prior to his work within the Carmichaels Area Teacher Cohort, Perkins spent his time with other seventh grade science teachers by performing water-testing and […]

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Make a Mask, Make a Difference

Trying to stay safe and be well during the pandemic? Great idea! But, before you go online and click “add to cart,” consider those old t-shirts in the back of your closet, or the scrap fabrics sitting in the bin under your sewing machine. Making your own mask is a great way to flatten the […]

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