News Coverage

Module is bringing affordable housing to Pittsburgh one unit at a time

Technical.ly – September 16, 2022

https://technical.ly/startups/module-affordable-housing-pittsburgh/

Cieslak’s Viewpoint: What the inflation reduction act means for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Business Times – September 16, 2022

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2022/09/16/cieslak-viewpoint-inflation-reduction-pittsburgh.html

Module Launches Training Program for Building Modular Homes

Utopia – September 15, 2022

https://constructutopia.com/offsite-construction/module-launches-training-program-building-modular-homes

Can Pittsburgh Save the Planet?

Pittsburgh Magazine – August 10, 2022

https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/can-pittsburgh-save-the-planet/

U.S. Department of Energy grants $4.9M to test retrofitted insulation systems on Pittsburgh residences

Pittsburgh Business Times – August 1, 2022

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2022/08/01/us-doe-grant-test-retrofitted-insulation-system.html?utm_source=st&utm_medium=en&utm_campaign=ae&utm_content=PI&j=28576870&senddate=2022-08-01

How a microgrid saved Pittsburgh International Airport $1 million

Microgrid Knowledge – July 18, 2022

https://microgridknowledge.com/pittsburgh-international-airport-microgrid/

Jenna Cramer: Pittsburgh’s climate change achievements

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – July 14, 2022

https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2022/07/13/pittsburgh-climate-change-achievements-global-clean-energy-action-forum/stories/202207130016

BCI Steel reopens Leetsdale factory to make solar components

NEXTpittsburgh – June 28, 2022

https://nextpittsburgh.com/city-design/bci-steel-reopens-leetsdale-factory-to-make-solar-components/?fbclid=IwAR3xgwQ84OnOGMuBLrO7syLikitupJHaVOVQlw-CQjtmVFRTsddxPJfgxsI

Pittsburgh Shifts Primary Focus from Energy Reduction to Carbon Reduction Goals

Environmental Leader – May 26, 2022

https://www.environmentalleader.com/2022/05/pittsburgh-shifts-primary-focus-from-energy-reduction-to-carbon-reduction-goals/

In Pittsburgh, a devitalizing urban highway is buried and resurrected as a revitalizing public park to erase racist planning legacy

Revitalization – April Issue

https://revitalization.org/article/in-pittsburgh-a-devitalizing-urban-highway-is-buried-and-resurrected-as-a-revitalizing-public-park-to-erase-racist-planning/

Several Big Pittsburgh Events, Including Marathon, Will Be ‘Zero Waste’

KDKA TV – April 10, 2022

https://www.cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/news/zero-waste-pgh-events/

Former Pittsburgh coal community being assessed for renewable energy projects

Solar Power World – April 5, 2022

https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2022/04/former-pittsburgh-coal-community-being-assessed-for-renewable-energy-projects/

University of Pittsburgh Announces Climate Action Plan

Facilities Net – April 5, 2022

https://www.facilitiesnet.com/green/tip/University-of-Pittsburgh-Announces-Climate-Action-Plan–49617

Pittsburgh is the latest city to gain a freeway capping park

The Architect’s Newspaper – March 30, 2022

https://www.archpaper.com/2022/03/pittsburgh-is-the-latest-city-to-gain-a-freeway-capping-park/

University of Pittsburgh Releases ‘Pitt Climate Action Plan’

Building Design + Construction – March 29, 2022

https://www.bdcnetwork.com/university-pittsburgh-releases-pitt-climate-action-plan

University of Pittsburgh clinches grant for rooftop solar install

Solar Power World – March 7, 2022

https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2022/03/university-of-pittsburgh-clinches-grant-for-110-kw-rooftop-solar-install/

Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund Awards $230,000 Grant for Rooftop Solar at University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, McKean County

PA Environmental News Digest – March 4, 2022

http://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2022/03/met-edpenelec-sustainable-energy-fund.html

How Covestro and the University of Pittsburgh are Paving the Way for Innovation in the Circular Economy

Green Building & Design Magazine – February 17, 2022

https://gbdmagazine.com/innovation-in-the-circular-economy/

Retooling Innovation Districts for Midsized Cities

Urban Land Magazine – February 11, 2022

https://urbanland.uli.org/economy-markets-trends/retooling-innovation-districts-for-mid-sized-cities/?fbclid=IwAR2ntZP-pye8_2O_wdbpEN6t8tP5uEKMD9uUW8mJv-gLe0y_iabi7G_0Gd0

Once Again, Pittsburgh is Booming

Inc. – January 27, 2022

https://www.inc.com/joe-zeff/once-again-pittsburgh-is-booming.html?fbclid=IwAR2Kdt3IxTjaLXg05Njb6avF20DGxnYsBVR7PRXvGYh8GPd_2oILFK1G3DY

16 socially responsible companies win RK Mellon Foundation grants

Next Pittsburgh – January 26, 2022

https://nextpittsburgh.com/latest-news/16-socially-responsible-companies-win-rk-mellon-foundation-grants/

Pittsburgh snagged nearly 1/3 of infrastructure bill’s funding for inland waterways

WESA – January 19, 2022

https://www.wesa.fm/development-transportation/2022-01-19/unprecedented-funding-for-pittsburgh-locks-and-dams-hailed-as-a-win

Pittsburgh looks to make city more accessible for people with disabilities

TribLive – January 12, 2022

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-looks-to-make-city-more-accessible-for-people-with-disabilities/

Study: Flood risk rising across Pennsylvania as climate changes

The Allegheny Front – January 7, 2022

https://www.alleghenyfront.org/study-flood-risk-rising-across-pennsylvania-as-climate-changes/

An empty mall and churches are on Pittsburgh group’s list of endangered historic buildings

WESA – January 3, 2022

https://www.wesa.fm/arts-sports-culture/2022-01-03/an-empty-mall-and-churches-are-on-pittsburgh-groups-list-of-endangered-historic-buildings

2021

Business building earns LEED re-certification, jumps from gold to platinum

Penn State University – December 15, 2021

https://www.psu.edu/news/smeal-college-business/story/business-building-earns-leed-re-certification-jumps-gold-platinum/

BranchPattern celebrates 30 years in business by establishing a merit scholarship

BranchPattern – December 1, 2021

https://branchpattern.com/branchpattern-celebrates-30-years-establishes-merit-scholarship/

Since the pandemic, protecting urban green spaces has become even more important in Pittsburgh

WESA – November 29, 2021

https://www.wesa.fm/environment-energy/2021-11-29/since-the-pandemic-protecting-urban-green-spaces-has-become-even-more-important-in-pittsburgh

Pittsburgh to Host Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit

Technical.ly – November 29, 2021

https://technical.ly/2021/11/29/gmis-america-summit-manufacturing/

City Marks Completion of $29.3 Million Park Connecting Downtown with Historic Hill District

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – November 22, 2021

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2021/11/22/Ribbon-cut-for-Frankie-Pace-Park-connecting-Downtown-Hill-District-golden-triangle/stories/202111220119

Covestro LLC and University of Pittsburgh collaborate to establish groundbreaking circular economy program

University of Pittsburgh – November 16, 2021

https://news.engineering.pitt.edu/covestro-llc-and-university-of-pittsburgh-collaborate-to-establish-groundbreaking-circular-economy-program/

DOE Will Host 2022 Joint International Clean Energy and Mission Innovation Ministerials in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

U.S. Department of Energy

https://www.energy.gov/articles/doe-will-host-2022-joint-international-clean-energy-and-mission-innovation-ministerials

Pittsburgh Wins Second Place in International Climate Challenge Cup at COP26

City of Pittsburgh – November 10, 2021

https://pittsburghpa.gov/press-releases/press-releases/5453

An Adaptive Reuse Transports Pittsburgh’s Past into the Present

Retrofit – November 8, 2021

https://www.retrofitmagazine.com/an-adaptive-reuse-transports-pittsburghs-past-into-the-present/?fbclid=IwAR1Hjzszz49qVORnJC7xkJkIiIYK_RVx2kMoUAx4mnvk-QLX1ux8xZkdRus

Pittsburgh Selected to Host Global Climate and Energy Meeting

City of Pittsburgh – November 4, 2021

https://pittsburghpa.gov/press-releases/press-releases/5422

More Eyes on Polluters: The Growth of Citizen Monitoring

Yale Environment 360 – November 3, 2021

https://e360.yale.edu/features/more-eyes-on-polluters-the-growth-of-citizen-monitoring

In PA., poll shows many people aren’t confident in knowledge of climate change or its effects

The Allegheny Front – November 1, 2021

https://www.alleghenyfront.org/pennsylvania-climate-change-impacts-poll/

Engineering dean keynotes UN Committee on Sustainable Energy session

Penn State University – October 21, 2021

https://www.psu.edu/news/engineering/story/engineering-dean-keynotes-un-committee-sustainable-energy-session/

From train engines to startup hub: New coworking space opens at Hazelwood Green

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – September 23, 2021

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2021/09/23/hazelwood-green-train-roundhouse-coworking-space-pittsburgh-onevalley-richard-king-mellon-foundation-heinz-endowments/stories/202109230098

Renovated 19th century Roundhouse at Hazelwood Green opens as innovation hub

TribLive – September 22, 2021

https://triblive.com/local/renovated-19th-century-roundhouse-at-hazelwood-green-opens-as-innovation-hub/

$9 million Plaza at Hazelwood Green opens Saturday with a public celebration

NextPittsburgh – May 6, 2021

https://nextpittsburgh.com/city-design/9-million-plaza-at-hazelwood-green-opens-saturday-with-a-public-celebration/

Once Again, Pittsburgh Is Booming

INC.

https://www.inc.com/joe-zeff/once-again-pittsburgh-is-booming.html?fbclid=IwAR37ZT0ZWx44Bkegblpt7vIm-bxipw5vLvCp8wAUjctxPsmHtouhUIn3JOM

Why Pittsburgh is one of the Best Places to Live in America

Livability – February 21, 2021

https://livability.com/pa/where-to-live-now/why-pittsburgh-is-one-of-the-best-places-to-live-in-america/

2020

Country’s Largest Sloped Solar Array Powers On at Former Pittsburgh Steel Mill

Solar Power World – November 20, 2020

https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2020/11/countrys-largest-sloped-solar-array-powers-on-at-former-pittsburgh-steel-mill/

2018
 

This Is the Best City for Jobs Right Now

Time-October 17, 2018

http://time.com/money/5425736/best-city-for-jobs-glassdoor-study-pittsburgh/?fbclid=IwAR1eET1C82xVisJEQMvZ_qnyqOX82nhzr2q_2nvOO4kIs18vasWhd16nxcc

The Contagious Charm of Pittsburgh

Forbes-October 8, 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogersands/2018/10/08/the-contagious-charm-of-pittsburgh/#55aeb2144a96

Braddock, PA

Topic-August 1, 2018

https://www.topic.com/braddock-pa

A first for BCJ: Pittsburgh center earns Living Building certification

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce-July 27, 2018

http://www.djc.com/news/en/12113215.html

City of bridges: OnePGH Plan highlights Pittsburgh’s role as a ‘convener’

Medium-June 29, 2018

https://medium.com/@BloombergCities/city-of-bridges-onepgh-plan-highlights-pittsburghs-role-as-a-convener-7336aa8adc75

The new magnetism of mid-size cities

Curbed-May 1, 2018

https://www.curbed.com/2018/5/1/17306978/career-millennial-home-buying-second-city

The New Localism: Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur

RSA- March 29, 2018

https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/rsa-comment/2018/03/the-new-localism-think-like-a-system-act-like-an-entrepreneur 

Activists Aren’t the Only Ones Preaching about Climate Change. Some Pittsburgh Congregations do, too.

Public Source- March 26, 2018

https://www.publicsource.org/activists-arent-the-only-ones-preaching-about-climate-change-some-pittsburgh-congregations-do-too/?mc_cid=9f5d68cb26&mc_eid=8b2a41baeb

Pittsburgh Shows the Way to a Rust Belt Rebound

Bloomberg News- February 13, 2018

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-02-13/pittsburgh-shows-the-way-to-a-rust-belt-rebound 

Bill Peduto: ‘Pittsburgh Was Already a Decade Ahead’

CityLab- February 8, 2018

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/02/bill-peduto-pittsburgh-was-already-a-decade-ahead/552731/?utm_source=citylab-daily&silverid=MzM1ODY1NDU2OTI3S0

Pittsburgh forges a new future, remaking iconic steel town into a modern innovation factory

GeekWire- January 25, 2018

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/pittsburgh-forges-new-future-remaking-iconic-steel-town-modern-innovation-factory/

Pittsburgh: Building resilience for the ‘Steel City’

SmarterCommunities Media- January 24, 2018

http://smartercommunities.media/society/pittsburgh-building-resilience-steel-city/

The Future Location of Amazon’s HQ2 Is Perhaps More Obvious Than You Think

Forbes – January 7, 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2018/01/07/the-future-location-of-amazons-hq2-is-perhaps-more-obvious-than-readers-think/2/#bf4c0ac4b906

2017

Why Pittsburgh Is the Next Best Startup City in America

Inc. – December 11, 2017

https://www.inc.com/jeff-barrett/how-robotics-self-driving-cars-1870s-are-making-pittsburgh-next-silicon-valley.html

Three U.S. Cities Reinventing the Modern Waterfront

Urban Land Magazine – November 13, 2017

https://urbanland.uli.org/planning-design/three-u-s-cities-reinventing-modern-waterfront/

What Post-Industrial Cities Can Learn From Each Other

CityLab – November 13, 2017

https://www.citylab.com/environment/2017/11/learning-from-cities-industrial-legacies/545183/

Pittsburgh’s Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

NPR –  November 12, 2017

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/12/563276003/pittsburghs-microgrids-technology-could-lead-the-way-for-green-energy

From Steel City to STEM City: Why Smart Millennials Are Making Pittsburgh Home

Livability –  October 2, 2017

https://livability.com/topics/real-estate/from-steel-city-to-stem-city-why-smart-millennials-are-making-pittsburgh-home

Pittsburgh’s Back, Thanks To People Who Pulled Their City Up

HuffPost –  September  29, 2017

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pittsburgh-comeback-kevin-sousa_us_59cc1228e4b05063fe0eddb6

Post-industrial Pittsburgh to host America’s largest urban farm

Reuters –  September 10, 2017

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-farming-urban-farm/post-industrial-pittsburgh-to-host-americas-largest-urban-farm-idUSKCN1BL0LC

This Is How Pittsburgh Is Taking Climate Action

Clean Technica –  September  7, 2017

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/07/pittsburgh-taking-climate-action/

Why the Future Looks Like Pittsburgh

City Lab –  September  24, 2017

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/09/why-the-future-looks-like-pittsburgh/540903/

Pittsburgh’s Cleantech Leadership Flowering

CleanTechnica – August 24, 2017

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/08/24/pittsburghs-cleantech-leadership-flowering/

Pittsburgh ranks high on the Global Livability Ranking

The Economist Intelligence Unit – August 17, 2017

http://www.eiu.com/topic/liveability

This AI traffic system in Pittsburgh has reduced travel time by 25%

Smart Cities Dive – July 20, 2017

http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/this-ai-traffic-system-in-pittsburgh-has-reduced-travel-time-by-25/447494/

Q+A with Pittsburgh’s Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin

Architect Magazine– June 7, 2017

http://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/q-a-with-pittsburghs-chief-resilience-officer-grant-ervin_o

Pittsburgh’s Transformation Is a Model for Clean Energy Innovation

Harvard Business Review – June 6, 2017

https://hbr.org/2017/06/pittsburghs-transformation-is-a-model-for-clean-energy-innovation

Pittsburgh, the City Trump Prefers to Paris, Plans to Go Green

Bloomberg Markets  – June 2, 2017

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-02/pittsburgh-the-city-trump-prefers-to-paris-plans-to-go-green

Pittsburgh Could Lead in New Power Source for U.S. Cities

100 Resilient Cities – May 18, 2017

http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/pittsburgh-could-lead-in-new-power-source-for-u.s.-cities#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

One City in Pennsylvania is Set to Crush the 21st Century

Philadelphia Magazine – April 29, 2017

http://www.phillymag.com/business/2017/04/29/pittsburgh-philadelphia-tech-innovation/#iwAgQqhblBXAjH22.99

Built on Steel, Pittsburgh Now Thrives on Culture

New York Times – April 12, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/travel/pittsburgh-pennsylvania-rust-belt-arts-culture-budget-travel.html

Pittsburgh Among Top 10 Cities Where Downtown is Making a Comeback

March 20, 2017

http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/top-10-downtowns-that-have-made-a-comeback/?aid=11921783&pid=6157318&cid=aff_cj_rdcandrental_allaffiliates_cj

Pittsburgh: Appalachia’s Resourceful Creative City

March 13, 2017

https://progrss.com/places/20170313/pittsburgh-appalachias-resourceful-creative-city/

PGH Lab seeking startups to make Pittsburgh more efficient, engaged and eco-friendly

February 20, 2017

nextpittsburgh.com/business-tech-news/pgh-lab-seeking-startups-to-make-pittsburgh-more-efficient-engaged-and-eco-friendly

2016

Pittsburgh Ranked 9th Least Dangerous for Pedestrians

January 10, 2016

bikepgh.org/2017/01/10/dangerous-by-design/

Modeling Multi-Stakeholder Resilience Strategies: Lessons from Pittsburgh, PA, and Oakland, CA

December 21, 2016

icleiusa.org/modeling-multi-stakeholder-resilience-strategies-lessons-from-pittsburgh-pa-and-oakland-ca

He’s Helping Pittsburgher Drivers Get The Green Light

December 20, 2016

pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/January-2017/Hes-Helping-Pittsburgher-Drivers-Get-The-Green-Light/#sthash.KOcOD0ua.dpuf

Pitt Researchers Find Better Way to Turn Greenhouse Gas Emissions into Fuel

December 13, 2016

nextpittsburgh.com/environment/university-of-pittsburgh-researchers-find-better-way-to-turn-greenhouse-gas-emissions-into-fuel/

Potential Hydro power Boom on Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers

December 9, 2016

http://www.alleghenyfront.org/are-we-heading-for-a-hydropower-boom-on-the-three-rivers/

5 Industrial Cities Making America’s Rust Belt Shine Again

November 28, 2016

http://www.vogue.com/13506742/rust-belt-travel-guides-detroit-pittsburgh-chicago-cincinnati-covington-milwaukee/

Wind Turbines Power Rachel Carson Bridge Lighting

November 18, 2016

windstax.com/about/big-news/

Battle Over Pa’s New Drilling Rules Not Over

November 4, 2016

alleghenyfront.org/no-the-battle-over-pennsylvanias-new-drilling-rules-is-not-over/

$1.7M State Grant Awarded to Parks Conservancy for Frick Environmental Center

October 20, 2016

pittsburghparks.org/news/press-release-1.7m-racp-grant-awarded-for-parks-conservancys-frick-environmental-center

Pittsburgh  Sustainable Fabric Producer Thread, Timberland Tackle Child Labor in Haiti

September 22, 2016

just-style.com/news/thread-and-timberland-tackle-child-labour-in-haiti_id128870.aspx

$437K Great Urban Parks Grant to Fund McKinley Park Green Infrastructure

August 8, 2016

http://www.pittsburghparks.org/news/parks-conservancy-recipient-of-437k-great-urban-parks-campaign-grant-for-mckinley-park-green-infrastructure

Frick Environmental Center Designed to Meet World’s Toughest Green Standards

August 3, 2016

inhabitat.com/pittsburghs-net-zero-frick-environmental-center-is-designed-to-meet-the-worlds-toughest-green-standards/

Phipps Named to World’s 10 Most Sustainable Architecture Projects 2016

May 2, 2016

huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-top-10-most-sustainable-architecture-projects-of-2016_us_5727856ee4b0b49df6abd9fe

Inside the Year’s 10 Most Sustainable Buildings

April 22, 2016

curbed.com/2016/4/22/11487222/earth-day-aia-cote-top-ten-2016-sustainable-design

AIA Names Phipps to 2016 Top 10 Green Projects

April 22, 2016

architectmagazine.com/awards/aia-announces-2016-aia-cote-top-ten-green-projects_o

2015 and Earlier

The Greening of Pittsburgh

March 31, 2009

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/business/01pitt.html

How Three Rust Belt Cities Are Changing

May 16, 2008

grist.org/article/rustbelt/