Pittsburgh’s achievements in green building and neighborhood planning is increasingly gaining national attention, and evolveEA is proud of our leading roles in some of the city’s most impressive projects. Last month members of our team and some of our local partners traveled to the USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in San Francisco, and the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) Conference in Sacramento.
Greenbuild 2012 was attended by over 35,000 sustainability enthusiasts, making it the largest event in the international conference and expo’s ten year history. Accompanied by representatives from our clients, the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh & Allegheny County and the Green Building Alliance, evolveEA’s Christine Mondor lead an education session about the David L. Lawrence Convention Center’s groundbreaking Building in Operation Study.
At BECC, Christine and Fred Brown, Associate Director of Program Development for the Kingsley Association, participated in a panel session on “Engaging Diverse Communities in Behavior Change.” Their talk, entitled Ecodistricts: Powered by Community Capacity, focused on the award-winning Living Cities Masterplan. In this project evolveEA collaborated with community institutions including the Kingsley Association and leaders from post-industrial Pittsburgh neighborhoods to examine ways that energy independence, net zero water use, and localized food economies could make the existing community more resilient and attract and sustain development.
Here are a few pictures from the events!
Fred Brown and Christine Mondor at BECC 2012
Christine Mondor presenting at Greenbuild 2012
Moscone Center during Greenbuild 2012, San Francisco
At Greenbuild, William McDonough spoke about “doing more good, rather than less bad”
Artist & urban social activist Candy Chang at Greenbuild