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Green Building Alliance Honors 25 Western PA Green Building Projects, Celebrates Region’s Continuous Commitment to Sustainability

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View from the U.S. Steel Tower, one of the 25 projects to be honored at GBA's 25th Anniversary Gala. Photo courtesy of the GBA.

Green Building Alliance (GBA) is celebrating 25 years of green buildings and sustainable communities throughout Western Pennsylvania by honoring 25 projects that have significantly advanced the region’s sustainability movement. GBA, a nonprofit organization in Pittsburgh, will feature the awardees at is upcoming Emerald Evening gala on September 20, 2018 at the Carnegie Science Center’s PointView Hall.


GBA selected awardees to reflect the region’s verified innovations in green buildings across diverse sectors—from schools to hospitals to corporate offices and even entire neighborhoods. Over the past 25 years, the green building movement in Western Pennsylvania has certified 370 LEED projects, 4 Passive House structures, and 2 Living Buildings; earned 6 AIA COTE Top 10 Award Winners; and committed more than 500 buildings (and 87 million square feet) to the Pittsburgh 2030 District.  In fact, the city of Pittsburgh is 19th in LEED-certified buildings per capita and the most buildings committed to conservation in a North American city. Read more about Pittsburgh’s green building history here.


The full list of GBA 25th Anniversary Awards recipients is as follows and ranges in date from 1993 to May 2018:


A.W. Beattie Career Center 

Ann Jones Gerace Center 

Arconic Corporate Center 

Bakery Square, Nabisco Building 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Branches 

Carriage House Children’s Center / Wightman School 

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 

David L. Lawrence Convention Center  Sota Construction, YMCASota Construction, YMC

Erie Art Museum 

Frick Environmental Center 

Giant Eagle Market District Shadyside 

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 

Heinz Family and Heinz Family Foundation Offices

Larimer Neighborhood 

Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center at Ohiopyle State Park 

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

The Residential Revival at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace at Carnegie Mellon University

Sota Construction Corporate Offices 

Thelma Lovette YMCA 

Tower at PNC Plaza 

U.S. Steel Tower 

University of Pittsburgh’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 

Uptown Lofts on Fifth


The formal awards ceremony will be held September 20th, 2018 at GBA’s annual Emerald Evening gala at the Carnegie Science Center’s PointView Hall.


View more information about Pittsburgh’s green building statistics here.



ABOUT GREEN BUILDING ALLIANCE: Green Building Alliance (GBA) advances innovation in the built environment by empowering people to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant places. Founded in 1993, GBA is one of the oldest regional green building organizations in the United States.  GBA proudly serves Pittsburgh and the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania, with stakeholders across the Mid-Atlantic, the United States, and the world.


Contact: Ryan Walsh, Relationship & Development Senior Director: or 412-773-6017.