Original Green Building Tour: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, April 13, 2-3:30 pm, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 13 April 2023
  • Start time : 02:00 PM
  • End time : 03:30 PM
  • Event Host : Green Building Alliance
  • Event Location : Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N Linden St, Duquesne, PA 15110, United States, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Original Green Building Tour: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Event Description

The Green Building Alliance as they explore the very first food bank in the United States to become LEED certified – and one of our region’s first ever LEED certified buildings: The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB)!  Explore the food bank’s operations, learn about the original building project as well as a brand new green expansion, and hear about the organization’s other sustainability initiatives. This unique tour will take a look back at one of our region’s original green buildings, combined with a preview of a new expansion project that is also pursuing LEED. 

This tour is part of a special series! To commemorate GBA’s 30th anniversary in 2023, They are re-visiting some of the green buildings that influenced our region’s path to sustainable leadership. These early adopters were among the first of their kind (the FIRST of their building type to achieve certain green building certifications!) and not only caused positive ripple effects throughout Western Pennsylvania, but also within their own industries. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank got its original LEED certification under LEED’s Pilot program and was one of the first ever LEED certified buildings in the country. 

Hear from food bank CEO Lisa Scales about how sustainability has always aligned with the priorities of the food bank, and why the organization continues to pursue green building practices more than 20 years after their first green building pursuit. 

Hear from food bank representatives as well as practitioners Christine and Marc Mondor about the evolution of building projects at the Food Bank, paralleled with the evolution of green building standards. The Mondors were involved with both the organization’s original LEED project in the 1990s and the one that is underway today! 

Gain insight into how food security is tied to sustainability, via the food bank’s fresh produce programs, their sustainable operations, and their mission to address food waste. 

Understand all the ways in which sustainability is woven into the food bank’s processes, including the work of an active sustainability committee. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Building Alliance
  • Agenda
    • – Arrival and registration

      – Opening comments from Lisa Scales

      – Tour around the building with the Mondors and GPCFB staff
  • Cost
    • $0 GBA Member

      $20 Non-Member
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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