Tours

Pittsburgh boasts a number of model zero energy and ultra-efficient building projects. As part of the program, we have arranged for several tours of these projects on Tuesday, April 17. Times of the tours vary (see below for details) and transportation is provided. Join us for a tour to see first-hand how these buildings and districts, larger-scale developments are achieving high energy performance goals.  Registration is required. Space is limited.

12 noon to 1:45 p.m.  |  Pittsburgh 2030 District Walking Tour

The Pittsburgh 2030 District is a collaborative, nationally recognized, local community of high performance buildings in Downtown and Oakland that aim to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption, transportation emissions, and improve indoor air quality while increasing competitiveness in the business environment and owner’s returns on investment. Current commitments to the inspirational 50% reduction goals by the year 2030 include 492 buildings, totaling 79.2 million square feet (72.5% of the District’s square footage). The Pittsburgh 2030 District is a strategic initiative of Green Building Alliance. During this walking tour, we will join local leaders from the Downtown district who will share their vision and accomplishments, and take attendees to see first-hand key aspects of this thriving business alliance.  We’ll grab lunch along the way during a short presentation on District’s goals and accomplishments.

Getting there: We’ll meet in the lobby of the Wyndham Grand at 12 noon and walk through the heart of the Downtown District.

Cost: $25, includes lunch. Register now


 11:45 to 1:45 p.m. |  Hazelwood Green Trolley Tour

The 178-acre Hazelwood Green (formerly Almono) redevelopment project serves as a living laboratory and place for experimentation that adapts to fast changing markets and embraces Pittsburgh’s newly evolving innovation economy. The site’s development is working to catalyze investment within its underserved neighborhood of Hazelwood, and draw from the deep history and culture that remains intact through the people and the physical fabric of the neighborhood. There is no site of this scale and potential that is more uniquely situated within the urban context of the Pittsburgh region. This tour will take attendees through the site plan and highlight the thoughtful and collaborative development process and the multi-dimensional opportunities presented at Hazelwood Green and its neighborhood.Box lunches will be provided.

Getting there: Meet at the lobby of the Wyndham Grand at  11:45 a.m. to take trolleys to the site. We will return by 1:45 p.m.

Cost: $35 includes box lunch  |   Register now