News Coverage

PIT’s Microgrid Turns 2; Other Airports Take Notice

Blue Sky News – July 17, 2023

1880s barn in Butler County park has modern solar profile

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – July 12, 2023

Pitt’s First LEED Platinum Certification Achieved for Salk Hall Renovation

Pitt Sustainability – February 3, 2023

The Roundhouse at Hazelwood Green


America’s airport glow-up

The Washington Post – December 6, 2022

Rustbelt renaissance: Pittsburgh becomes an FDI standout

Financial Times – October 6, 2022

The Rebirth of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

The Travel Magazine – October 5, 2022

Module is bringing affordable housing to Pittsburgh one unit at a time – September 16, 2022

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

Pittsburgh Business Times – September 16, 2022

Module Launches Training Program for Building Modular Homes

Utopia – September 15, 2022

Can Pittsburgh Save the Planet?

Pittsburgh Magazine – August 10, 2022

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

Pittsburgh Business Times – August 1, 2022

How a microgrid saved Pittsburgh International Airport $1 million

Microgrid Knowledge – July 18, 2022

Jenna Cramer: Pittsburgh’s climate change achievements

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – July 14, 2022

BCI Steel reopens Leetsdale factory to make solar components

NEXTpittsburgh – June 28, 2022

Pittsburgh Shifts Primary Focus from Energy Reduction to Carbon Reduction Goals

Environmental Leader – May 26, 2022

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

Revitalization – April Issue

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

KDKA TV – April 10, 2022

Former Pittsburgh coal community being assessed for renewable energy projects

Solar Power World – April 5, 2022

University of Pittsburgh Announces Climate Action Plan

Facilities Net – April 5, 2022–49617

Pittsburgh is the latest city to gain a freeway capping park

The Architect’s Newspaper – March 30, 2022

University of Pittsburgh Releases ‘Pitt Climate Action Plan’

Building Design + Construction – March 29, 2022

University of Pittsburgh clinches grant for rooftop solar install

Solar Power World – March 7, 2022

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

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

Green Building & Design Magazine – February 17, 2022

Retooling Innovation Districts for Midsized Cities

Urban Land Magazine – February 11, 2022

Once Again, Pittsburgh is Booming

Inc. – January 27, 2022

16 socially responsible companies win RK Mellon Foundation grants

Next Pittsburgh – January 26, 2022

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

WESA – January 19, 2022

Pittsburgh looks to make city more accessible for people with disabilities

TribLive – January 12, 2022

Study: Flood risk rising across Pennsylvania as climate changes

The Allegheny Front – January 7, 2022

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

WESA – January 3, 2022


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

Penn State University – December 15, 2021

BranchPattern celebrates 30 years in business by establishing a merit scholarship

BranchPattern – December 1, 2021

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

WESA – November 29, 2021

Pittsburgh to Host Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit – November 29, 2021

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

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – November 22, 2021

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

University of Pittsburgh – November 16, 2021

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

U.S. Department of Energy

Pittsburgh Wins Second Place in International Climate Challenge Cup at COP26

City of Pittsburgh – November 10, 2021

An Adaptive Reuse Transports Pittsburgh’s Past into the Present

Retrofit – November 8, 2021

Pittsburgh Selected to Host Global Climate and Energy Meeting

City of Pittsburgh – November 4, 2021

More Eyes on Polluters: The Growth of Citizen Monitoring

Yale Environment 360 – November 3, 2021

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

The Allegheny Front – November 1, 2021

Engineering dean keynotes UN Committee on Sustainable Energy session

Penn State University – October 21, 2021

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

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – September 23, 2021

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

TribLive – September 22, 2021

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

NextPittsburgh – May 6, 2021

Once Again, Pittsburgh Is Booming


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

Livability – February 21, 2021


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

Solar Power World – November 20, 2020


This Is the Best City for Jobs Right Now

Time-October 17, 2018

The Contagious Charm of Pittsburgh

Forbes-October 8, 2018

Braddock, PA

Topic-August 1, 2018

A first for BCJ: Pittsburgh center earns Living Building certification

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce-July 27, 2018

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

Medium-June 29, 2018

The new magnetism of mid-size cities

Curbed-May 1, 2018

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

RSA- March 29, 2018 

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

Public Source- March 26, 2018

Pittsburgh Shows the Way to a Rust Belt Rebound

Bloomberg News- February 13, 2018 

Bill Peduto: ‘Pittsburgh Was Already a Decade Ahead’

CityLab- February 8, 2018

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

GeekWire- January 25, 2018

Pittsburgh: Building resilience for the ‘Steel City’

SmarterCommunities Media- January 24, 2018

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

Forbes – January 7, 2018


Why Pittsburgh Is the Next Best Startup City in America

Inc. – December 11, 2017

Three U.S. Cities Reinventing the Modern Waterfront

Urban Land Magazine – November 13, 2017

What Post-Industrial Cities Can Learn From Each Other

CityLab – November 13, 2017

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

NPR –  November 12, 2017

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

Livability –  October 2, 2017

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

HuffPost –  September  29, 2017

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

Reuters –  September 10, 2017

This Is How Pittsburgh Is Taking Climate Action

Clean Technica –  September  7, 2017

Why the Future Looks Like Pittsburgh

City Lab –  September  24, 2017

Pittsburgh’s Cleantech Leadership Flowering

CleanTechnica – August 24, 2017

Pittsburgh ranks high on the Global Livability Ranking

The Economist Intelligence Unit – August 17, 2017

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

Smart Cities Dive – July 20, 2017

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

Architect Magazine– June 7, 2017

Pittsburgh’s Transformation Is a Model for Clean Energy Innovation

Harvard Business Review – June 6, 2017

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

Bloomberg Markets  – June 2, 2017

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

100 Resilient Cities – May 18, 2017

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

Philadelphia Magazine – April 29, 2017

Built on Steel, Pittsburgh Now Thrives on Culture

New York Times – April 12, 2017

Pittsburgh Among Top 10 Cities Where Downtown is Making a Comeback

March 20, 2017

Pittsburgh: Appalachia’s Resourceful Creative City

March 13, 2017

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

February 20, 2017


Pittsburgh Ranked 9th Least Dangerous for Pedestrians

January 10, 2016

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

December 21, 2016

He’s Helping Pittsburgher Drivers Get The Green Light

December 20, 2016

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

December 13, 2016

Potential Hydro power Boom on Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers

December 9, 2016

5 Industrial Cities Making America’s Rust Belt Shine Again

November 28, 2016

Wind Turbines Power Rachel Carson Bridge Lighting

November 18, 2016

Battle Over Pa’s New Drilling Rules Not Over

November 4, 2016

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

October 20, 2016

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

September 22, 2016

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

August 8, 2016

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

August 3, 2016

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

May 2, 2016

Inside the Year’s 10 Most Sustainable Buildings

April 22, 2016

AIA Names Phipps to 2016 Top 10 Green Projects

April 22, 2016

2015 and Earlier

The Greening of Pittsburgh

March 31, 2009

How Three Rust Belt Cities Are Changing

May 16, 2008