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Pittsburgh’s Net-Zero Energy Center for Sustainable Landscapes Blows Fracking Out of the Water

Pittsburgh’s Net-Zero Energy Center for Sustainable Landscapes Blows Fracking Out of the Water

If you think of the greenest building imaginable, then you are imagining what Phipps' CSL is like. In addition to relying on numerous clean energy sources for its power, such as geothermal, wind, and

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Pittsburgh Announces 50-Station, Solar-Powered Bike Sharing Program

Pittsburgh Announces 50-Station, Solar-Powered Bike Sharing Program

Bike commuting is a boon for urban environments - and soon, the bustling City of Pittsburgh, Penn., is about to have a lot more of it. The city's Mayor Luke Ravenstahl recently announced plans to

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Gensler’s Super Sustainable Tower at PNC Plaza Breaks Ground in Pittsburgh

Gensler’s Super Sustainable Tower at PNC Plaza Breaks Ground in Pittsburgh

PNC Financial Services is known for pushing the boundaries of sustainable design; the group already boasts one of the largest living walls on the exterior of One PNC Plaza and has 170 LEED certified

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Google’s New Pittsburgh Office is Located in a 100-Year-Old Nabisco Factory

Google’s New Pittsburgh Office is Located in a 100-Year-Old Nabisco Factory

Google Pittsburgh’s adaptive reuse space, designed by the local architecture firm Strada, maintains not only the industrial bones of the original factory building.

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PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

Over the past several years, PNC Financial Services has upped the ante on green design in downtown Pittsburgh with the 2009 construction of Three PNC Plaza, a LEED-certified office building, and the

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The Milk Truck Mobile Breastfeeding Unit Takes to the Streets of Pittsburgh

The Milk Truck Mobile Breastfeeding Unit Takes to the Streets of Pittsburgh

A giant pink breast has just rolled into Pittsburgh, and it's there to stay for the next two and a half months. The three foot tall breast sits atop Jill Miller's Milk Truck, a mobile breastfeeding unit

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Pittsburgh Penguins Kick Off Recycling Program

Pittsburgh Penguins Kick Off Recycling Program

Fresh from unveiling their new LEED Gold hockey stadium, the Pittsburgh Penguins are cementing their reputation as one of the greenest teams in the NHL. This month the hockey team kicked off their new

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Modern Biophilic Sunroom Heats a 19th Century-Pittsburgh House

Modern Biophilic Sunroom Heats a 19th Century-Pittsburgh House

This nifty greenhouse and sun room sits atop a 19th century row house in the South Side Flats of Downtown Pittsburgh. While the sawtooth roof may look contemporary, studio d’ARC actually borrowed the

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Three PNC Plaza: Pittsburgh’s Shining Green Skyscraper

Three PNC Plaza: Pittsburgh’s Shining Green Skyscraper

Pittsburgh will soon see the completion of its first skyscraper to be constructed in 20 years. Dubbed Three PNC Plaza, the structure will be situated in downtown Pittsburgh and will be one of the largest

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FIRST GREEN CONVENTION CENTER in Pittsburgh

FIRST GREEN CONVENTION CENTER in Pittsburgh

In a city that's seen a remarkable urban resurgence in the past decade, Pittsburgh's David Lawrence Convention Center stands along the Allegheny River as a beacon of both beautiful architecture and

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A New Kickstarter Campaign Can Transform Any Bicycle into an Electric Bike

A New Kickstarter Campaign Can Transform Any Bicycle into an Electric Bike

If you've ever wished that your regular bike were an electric one, you're in luck: a Pittsburgh-based engineer named Micah Toll has created a kit that allows any bicycle to transform into a perky little

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From Bottle to Bag: Thread Collaborates with Moop to Create Responsible Bags Out of Haitian Trash

From Bottle to Bag: Thread Collaborates with Moop to Create Responsible Bags Out of Haitian Trash

Most of us have seen the islands of discarded plastic bottles that bob around in our oceans and create mountains in landfill sites, but there are a few companies out there that are harnessing all that

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Beverly Hills Becomes First California City to Ban Fracking

Beverly Hills Becomes First California City to Ban Fracking

Beverly Hills has become the latest city in the United States (and the first city in California) to ban hydraulic fracturing -- the controversial practice of blasting a mix of water and chemicals into

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Paul Borrero’s Stylish New UNA Chair is Made From 100% Recycled Cardboard

Paul Borrero’s Stylish New UNA Chair is Made From 100% Recycled Cardboard

Award-winning Industrial and Graphic Designer Paul Borrero designed UNA, an innovative new chair made from recycled cardboard. Borrero has been creating, testing, and refining the chair for three years

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Student Discovers That the Government Could Save $400 Million Simply By Switching Typefaces

Student Discovers That the Government Could Save $400 Million Simply By Switching Typefaces

How important are the little details? Just ask the middle school student in Pittsburgh who discovered that the government could save $400 million dollars just by changing the typeface it uses. Suvir

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INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria, Founder of Architecture 2030 Introduces the 2030 Palette

INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria, Founder of Architecture 2030 Introduces the 2030 Palette

Ed Mazria is the influential environmental architect behind the 2030 Challenge, which aims to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in new construction, and to cut the use of fossil fuels in existing

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Google’s Sweet Amsterdam Office is Topped With Stroopwafel-Shaped Ceiling Panels

Google’s Sweet Amsterdam Office is Topped With Stroopwafel-Shaped Ceiling Panels

Like Google's offices in Mountain View, New York, London, Pittsburgh and Dublin, the company's Amsterdam headquarters features a fun and engaging design. Bold colors, textured materials and vibrant

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INTERVIEW: Architect and Author Alejandro Bahamon on ‘REMATERIAL From Waste to Architecture’

INTERVIEW: Architect and Author Alejandro Bahamon on ‘REMATERIAL From Waste to Architecture’

What is most impressive about the curated collection of material reuse architecture that Bahamón and Sanjinés found is the creativity. Peach pits are used as flooring, tire treads are used as roofing

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Fake Giant Rubber Duck Pops up in Abu Dhabi for a Pirated Visit

Fake Giant Rubber Duck Pops up in Abu Dhabi for a Pirated Visit

Last December a similar duck appeared on Dubai Creek. Turns out a company called GeoWash, which advertises a water-conserving mobile car wash device, installed the floating bird to generate awareness

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Giant Rubber Ducky Bursts Before a Crowd in Taiwan

Giant Rubber Ducky Bursts Before a Crowd in Taiwan

It’s a sad day for the giant yellow rubber duck that has made its way around the ports of the world. The oversized bath toy designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman suddenly burst before crowds of

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Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and

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Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) recently earned the highest LEED Platinum certification yet achieved for a new green building. The project systematically demonstrates high performance

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Doug Aitken’s Station to Station is a Dazzling Art Festival Crossing the Country by Train!

Doug Aitken’s Station to Station is a Dazzling Art Festival Crossing the Country by Train!

Aitken designed the nomadic, site-specific art project in response to funding cuts faced by cultural programs and the arts across the nation. From September 6 to September 28, 2013, the train will travel

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Bike Share Revolution: U.S. Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

Bike Share Revolution: U.S. Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

San Francisco's launch of Bay Area Bike Share has pushed the United States bicycle sharing fleet above 18,000, more than double the number of bikes in service since the beginning of the year. Bay Area

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Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously

Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously

Photo via Shutterstock Scientists are inching ever closer to manufacturing an artificial, lab-grown human heart after a team of University of Pittsburgh researchers successfully produced heart tissue

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The SolePower Harvests Energy from Walking to Charge Your Gadgets

The SolePower Harvests Energy from Walking to Charge Your Gadgets

If you pound the pavement every day for your commute or just a little exercise, you can use some of your stride to power your electronic devices. The SolePower is a shoe insole that allows the wearer to

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Stay in a Tiny Hobbitat House at the Blue Moon Rising Eco Resort in Maryland

Stay in a Tiny Hobbitat House at the Blue Moon Rising Eco Resort in Maryland

Blue Moon Rising resort is located in McHenry in western Maryland, and it's dedicated to nature and sustainable education. Located just above Deep Creek Lake, the 15-acre site boasts views of the water

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Chicago Announces Plans to Roll Out “Divvy” Bike-Sharing Program in June

Chicago Announces Plans to Roll Out “Divvy” Bike-Sharing Program in June

Hot on the heels of the launch of New York City's new bike-sharing program, Chicago officials announced this weekend that the Windy City will kick off a bike-sharing program of its own by the end of June.

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Newly Opened Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes Aims for Trifecta of Green Certifications

Newly Opened Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes Aims for Trifecta of Green Certifications

Designed by Pittsburgh-based The Design Alliance Architects (TDA Architects), this new 24,350 square foot building is the Center for Sustainable Landscapes and will provide educational space to expand and

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MSA Unveils Durable Hard-Had Made From Renewable Sugarcane

MSA Unveils Durable Hard-Had Made From Renewable Sugarcane

Pittsburgh-based safety equipment manufacturer MSA recently unveiled an industrial hard hat that is made entirely from renewable material. The MSA-Gard GRN Hard Hat is composed of sugarcane ethanol, which

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