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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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Is Rafael Viñoly’s $44.3 Million Firstsite Arts Center Green?

Is Rafael Viñoly’s $44.3 Million Firstsite Arts Center Green?

Although RVA made an effort to achieve a BREEAM rating for the arts center, because the new 2010 requirements are more stringent than the earlier standards they were aiming for, they were not successful.

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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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This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking

This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking

On their latest weekly episode, Public Radio International's popular show, This American Life, digs deep into the issue of hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking as it is commonly referred to. Fracking is a

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Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Toyota's Ideas for Good challenge began just seven months ago when the company opened up five of its most innovative technologies and asked people to come up with ways they could be used outside of cars.

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Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

We really love green cars, but you know what we love even more? Practical green designs that make the world a better place. With the Ideas for Good competition, Toyota has merged the two into one by

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Prius-Powered Roller Coaster is Made Up of Toyota Parts

Prius-Powered Roller Coaster is Made Up of Toyota Parts

Toyota and Pittsburgh-based Deeplocal have teamed up to create a Prius-powered hybrid roller coaster. The idea was to see if the car’s braking energy could be harvested to power other parts of a theme

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BIG Unveils A Green-Roofed Ice Hockey Rink That Is Downright Cool

BIG Unveils A Green-Roofed Ice Hockey Rink That Is Downright Cool

The existing site is a naturally recessed bowl and BIG takes the concept and extends it further by sinking the ice rink into the bowl and covering it with a green roof. Facing the south, a huge east-west

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Central California Portola Hotel Remodels To Become LEED Silver

Central California Portola Hotel Remodels To Become LEED Silver

Renovating existing buildings in order to reduce environmental impact can be a daunting task, including a complete overhaul of indoor materials, furnishings, lighting, HVAC systems. Achieving LEED (EB)

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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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VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

It's been almost 2 months now since the April 20th explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and we're still in desperate search of a viable solution. Well one University of

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Barcelona Introduces LED Streetlights That Cut Energy Costs by 1/3

Barcelona Introduces LED Streetlights That Cut Energy Costs by 1/3

If it weren't already the case that no other city can hold a candle to Barcelona, it is now: the European city has begun using wireless LED street lamps — made by Spanish energy giant Endesa —

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Scientists Develop Eco Friendly Polymer That Combats Bio Terrorism

Scientists Develop Eco Friendly Polymer That Combats Bio Terrorism

Combating chemical and bio-terror is a complex issue. Terrorists can strike at any time and with anything. It might be smallpox or salmonella or it could be a chemical nerve agent like sarin. In order to

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North America’s Largest Living Wall Installation by PNC

North America’s Largest Living Wall Installation by PNC

No, we're not advertising for PNC. But they are - on the side of their headquarters building in downtown Pittsburgh. They recently finished installing what is said to be North America's largest living

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US Government May Bulldoze 50 Cities; Create More Green Space

US Government May Bulldoze 50 Cities; Create More Green Space

It seems virtually everyone—from Wall Street bankers to small business owners—has been affected by the economic downturn. Now, the recession’s latest victims may be American cities. The Obama

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Emerald Plaza by Emergent Architecture

Emerald Plaza by Emergent Architecture

Public space is essential in any urban environment, but drawing people out can be difficult when the weather makes the outdoors uncomfortable. The Emerald Plaza in Abu Dhabi by Los Angeles-based Emergent

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Penn State’s LEED Gold School of Architecture

Penn State’s LEED Gold School of Architecture

As students return to campuses across the country for the start of another semester, colleges are starting to showcase some serious strides in sustainability. Some are investing in wind power and other

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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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12 New Solar America Cities Chosen

12 New Solar America Cities Chosen

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 12 new Solar America Cities, bringing the number from 13 to 25 in total, and moving along the $2.4 million initiative to provide up to $200,000 per city to

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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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OCEANA SEAGLASS PLATES WITH PURPOSE

OCEANA SEAGLASS PLATES WITH PURPOSE

How gorgeous are these Seaglass Plates from Riverside Design Group? This evocative collection of dinnerware has been around for some time but given that wedding season is currently upon us, we thought we

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