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EYE on Pittsburgh


Carnegie Science Center’s PPG Science Pavilion, Pittsburgh. Credit: Dave Heath

Carnegie Science Center’s PPG Science Pavilion, Pittsburgh. Credit: Dave Heath


Carnegie Science Center announced that the new PPG SCIENCE PAVILION™ has achieved LEED® Gold Certification, a prestigious honor for the stunning addition to the North Shore science and technology museum.

Indovina Associates Architects, LaQuatra Bonci Associates, Turner Construction Company, and Oxford Development Company executed the design and construction of the expansion, building the structure to LEED’s environment-focused specifications. The building is coated with low- and no-volatile organic compound* PPG products, including PPG PAINTS™ SPEEDHIDE® interior paint, MEGASEAL™ epoxy by PPG, and more.

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The transformation of an old steel town into a growing tech and R&D hub. An eye on building projects, urban planning and sustainability efforts in Pittsburgh sheds light on the challenges faced and the solutions created by the public and private sector working together to make Pittsburgh into a top sustainable city. Read Eye on Pittsburgh.

Covestro to Host 2nd Annual THINC30 Summit

For the second year in a row, Covestro LLC will host its THINC30 Summit and continue efforts to bring the 17 global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (U.N. SDGs) to the local Pittsburgh community, inspiring collaboration for a more sustainable, inclusive region. THINC stands for transforming, harnessing, innovating, navigating and collaborating for a purpose-driven, sustainable future by 2030. Its mission is to introduce and accelerate sustainable business development, public-private partnerships and social innovation in the Pittsburgh region by utilizing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a roadmap and showcasing how these goals can be achieved by leveraging the growing need for purpose among individuals, organizations and businesses.

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ACAA Selects World-Renowned Architectural and Engineering Firms to Collaborate on Design of New Terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport

Gensler and HDR have entered into a joint-venture agreement to design and deliver the Terminal Modernization Program. The joint venture team has formed an association with luis vidal + architects to develop the architectural design vision for the new terminal that consolidates check-in, ticketing, security and baggage operations into one connected facility. HDR will handle engineering implementation of the design.

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Duquesne University, Radnor Property Group & Harrison Street Real Estate Capital Announce Student Housing Partnership

A new strategic partnership between Duquesne University, Radnor Property Group (Radnor) and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital (Harrison Street) will provide an enhanced, high-quality living experience for Duquesne students living in Brottier Hall, an apartment-style campus residence hall. The University announced today that it has finalized Radnor and Harrison Street’s acquisition of the building, which includes an agreement to modernize and renovate the property. 

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Pittsburgh Exceeds All North American Cities in Properties Committed to 50 Percent Reductions in Energy, Water, Emissions by 2030

Pittsburgh leads all 19 established 2030 Districts in the world with 81.7 million square feet committed. The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a strategic initiative of the Green Building Alliance, represents 506 buildings that are actively working to achieve 50 percent reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions by the year 2030 (below baselines). The buildings represent a variety of sectors, including office towers, hospitals, multifamily residential buildings, universities, professional sports facilities, and museums.

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Frick Environmental Center Achieves Prestigious Living Building Challenge Certification

On Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh invites the public to attend the announcement of Living Building Challenge Certification for the Frick Environmental Center. After more than a year of extensive sustainability work the shared project between the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh, received the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification, the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard by the International Living Future Institute. The Frick Environmental Center is the first Living Building in the U.S. that is municipally owned and free and open to the public.

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