After New York City’s Building Energy Exchange (Be-ex), Pittsburgh becomes the second city in the world to launch the Greater Pittusburgh International Center of Excellence on High Performance Buildings after the agreement was signed between United Nations Economic Council on Europe (UNECE) and the Green Building Alliance (GBA). Pittsburgh is also home to world’s largest ‘2030 District.’ The Center will follow the UNECE’s Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings. It will be a collaboration between regional partners, including the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Under the framework, the Center will conduct training programs for design professionals, host discussions, and advocate for local and state policy changes regarding building codes and energy regulations.

Through these initiatives, Pittsburgh is becoming one of the finest examples of a green city driving advance sustainable solutions in its built environment!