Archive for Place-Based (Downtown Pittsburgh)

PCI in the Community

In the last month, PCI has been active at several events, including Park(ing) Day and the Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival.

Park(ing) Day

Megan Davis explains PCI on Park(ing) Day, where a variety of organizations created park areas in parking spaces to promote green initiatives. (Photo by James Souder)

At our Park(ing) day table, our hand crank was a physical way to simulate the amount of energy it actually takes to power different kinds of light bulbs. The free bagels and CFL bulbs were a hit!

 

Our trivia wheel at the Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival was also quite popular, especially with the younger crowd.

PEC Climate Fellow James Souder representing PCI at the Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival. (Photo by Megan Davis)

PEC Climate Fellow James Souder representing PCI at the Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival. (Photo by Megan Davis)

SCA Green Cities Fellow Megan Davis asks trivia questions about water conservation and energy efficiency. (Photo by James Souder)

SCA Green Cities Fellow Megan Davis asks trivia questions about water conservation and energy efficiency. (Photo by James Souder)

 

We enjoyed meeting you and discussing Pittsburgh’s plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. See you next time!

Pittsburgh 2030 District

First announced in August 2012, the Pittsburgh 2030 District is a collaborative, nationally recognized, but local community of high performance buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh.  District-wide goals include 50% reductions below national and Districts baselines in energy, water, and transportation emissions by the year 2030, along with carbon neutral new construction by the year 2030.

Convened and facilitated by Green Building Alliance (a Pittsburgh Climate Initiative Partner), the Pittsburgh 2030 District is currently focused on Downtown Pittsburgh, with 65 properties totaling 23.9 million square feet already committed to reaching for District goals.  Both the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are Property Partners of the Pittsburgh 2030 District and partners of the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative.

District Property Partners are solidly supported in their quest by 25 Community and Resource Partners — a long list that includes the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative and its individual Partner organizations (Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, Student Conservation Association, and Sustainable Pittsburgh.

Learn more about the Pittsburgh 2030 District at www.2030district.org/pittsburgh.