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  JANUARY  

 

January 15
2:30pm - 6:30pm
 

Zipcar's 15th Birthday!
Join the Pittsburgh Office of Zipcar at 429 Forbes Avenue, Suite 110 to celebrate 15 years of Zipcar!  There will be food, games, and chances to win free driving and cool Zipcar swag! 

World Wide Web Icon Visit Zipcar for Registration 

 

January 19
9:00am - 4:00pm
 

The Student Conservation Association's MLK Day of Service
Join us as we team up with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day through service and recreation at Schenley Park Skating Rink in Pittsburgh. Volunteers are invited to attend a morning service project to remove invasive species and create seed packets for the Audubon Society of Western PA, and stay for an afternoon of ice skating and other recreational activities. Bring family and friends to join in!  9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Morning service will include cutting invasive vines from trees in the park as well as putting together milkweed seed packets for the Audubon Society of Western PA. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: The afternoon event will include ice skating, a live DJ, refreshments, tabling by community organizations, and other hands-on activities.  BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and boots if you plan to participate in the morning service project. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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January 21
12:00pm - 4:00pm
 

Climate & Urban Systems Partnership - Pittsburgh's Kit Round Up
Explore the current CUSP kits available for organizations to use at festivals and other public settings.  Round Up will focus on design elements that support public engagement and new topic brainstorming with cross-sector colleagues for future kits that address transportation, health, and energy themes.  This event will be held at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Please reach out to CUSP as soon as possible for details on this event and others (see below).

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January 22
2:00pm - 4:00pm
 

Schools and Indoor Air Quality
All schools need to have good indoor air quality (IAQ) to ensure that all students and staff are healthy and can perform as best as possible.  But to the untrained eye, it can be hard to tell when a school has good or poor IAQ.  This workshop will help you understand what IAQ issues look like, and what simple measures you can take to reduce pollutant sources and impacts. 

World Wide Web Icon Visit the Green Building Alliance for Registration 

 

January 27
12:00 pm - 1:30pm
 

Introduction to HVAC Optimization: Lunch and Learn
Are you an owner or occupant of a small commercial building?  Do you often find yourself hot or cold in your space?  This lunch and learn is for you!  Join the Green Building Alliance and Matt Tyson from Optimum Energy to gain insight on how to optimize your existing HVAC system.  This lunch and learn will focus on the basic principles of HVAC energy optimization.  You will learn first-hand how to optimize the energy required to meet HVAC loads through application of user-friendly programming, which recognizes that replacing equipment is not always practical or cost-effective.  In addition, optimization techniques will be highlighted for cooling, heating, and airside systems.

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January 28
5:30pm - 7:30pm
 

Climate & Urban Systems Partnership - Pittsburgh's Kit Workshop 1
Work in small teams to build physical prototypes of kits.  These prototypes will center on topics developed during the Kit Round Up (held on January 21).  This event will be held at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.  Please reach out to CUSP as soon as possible for details on this event and others (see below).

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January 29
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 

The Pittsburgh Premiere of "The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson"
The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson is a groundbreaking documentary examining the life of Rachel Carson and the profound implications of her environmental work. Please join us for the Pittsburgh premiere screening of The Power of One Voice on January 29, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. at the National Aviary.  Perfect for classrooms, community events, or private viewing, The Power of One Voice pulls insights from a variety of speakers at the 50-year anniversary celebration of Silent Spring held at Chatham University and The National Aviary on April 11-12, 2012. This film explores the historical context of Carson’s remarkable achievements and renews her prescient warnings for the modern era.  Notable interviews include renowned Rachel Carson expert and historian, Linda Lear, and a rare interview with Rachel Carson’s adopted son, Roger Christie. Additional interviews include professor Louis Guillette, author Scott Weidensaul, U.S. Fish and Wildlife historian Mark Madison, journalist Don Hopey, and Patricia DeMarco, Director Emerita of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University.  Today, Rachel Carson remains a role model and inspiration for people across the globe, even as the controversy created by her challenge to the chemical industry continues unabated.

World Wide Web Icon Visit the Power of One Voice for Registration for the Premiere Event at the National Aviary 

 

January 30
8:30am - 11:00am
 

Green Workplace Challenge 3.0 Workshop #2: Making the Business Case: Energy Savings, Financial Opportunities, and GWC Success
You've signed up and committed to the GWC (or you are still planning on signing up by the deadline). Now what? The next step in the process is creating a plan for maximizing your energy savings throughout the course of the competition. This workshop will help you identify which opportunities tend to produce the biggest "bang for your buck" in terms of energy savings. The program features presentations from past GWC participants who have demonstrated significant energy savings through their investments and employee engagement activities. Panelists will discuss ways of offsetting the costs of conducting energy audits with ACT 129 rebates for improved efficiencies in electrical equipment as well as demand response programs. Presenters will show how to formulate a financial plan and set expectations on how long it will take to achieve payback on such investments. This program will help GWC participants set their plans for moving ahead in the GWC with resources and financial savings.

World Wide Web Icon Visit Sustainable Pittsburgh's Green Workplace Challenge Website for Workshop Registration 

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  FEBRUARY  

 

February 3
5:30pm - 7:30pm
 

Climate & Urban Systems Partnership - Pittsburgh's Kit Workshop 2
Work in small teams to build physical prototypes of kits. These prototypes will center on topics developed during the Kit Round Up (held on January 21). This event will be held at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Please reach out to CUSP as soon as possible for details on this event and others (see below).

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February 11
8:30am - 4:30pm
 

LEED v4 Green Associate Prep Course
This one-day workshop teaches participants the core concepts within the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED certification program, and helps participants effectively navigate multiple documents referenced by the LEED rating systems.  Through interactive learning and real-time customized project examples, participants will be prepared to successfully pass the LEED v4 Green Associate exam.  Our approach to teaching addresses adult education and follows up with effective study guides and exam preparation materials.  Register by January 28, 2015 to receive a $25 early bird discount! 

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February 11
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 

Climate & Urban Systems Partnership - Pittsburgh's MAPATHON
Work in cross-sector teams to identify ways to use CUSPMAP.org in your organization's programming.  This event will be held at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Please reach out to CUSP as soon as possible for details on this event and others (see below).

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February 12
4:30pm - 8:30pm
 

AIA COTE Intensive I: The Business Case for High Performance Design
Presenters Dr. Robert Sroufe, Duquesne University, and Michael Carnahan, Scalo Solar, will discuss financial decision-making for sustainable design strategies in projects.  Concepts will be presented and bolstered by real case studies.  Take an extended look into financing strategies that allow sustainability and high performance design features to be evaluated and incorporated into projects.  The delivery cycle of design, construction and operation will be explored in order to lend perspectives in prioritizing sustainability measures.  Financing structures, tax implications, depreciation, incentives, rating systems and renewable energy strategies will be covered by concepts in lecture as well as in regional and national case studies.The session will include a light supper.

World Wide Web Icon Visit the American Institute of Architects (Pittsburgh Chapter) for Registration 

 

February 12
5:00pm - 7:00pm
 

International Climate Fiction and Strategies of Sustainability in the Anthropocene Era
Professor Heather Sullivan of Trinity University will address the relatively recent emergence and widespread appearance of the category "cli-fi", or "climate change fiction."  Such literature from around the world explores humanity's circumstances and options for defining and achieving long-term "sustainability," or even survivability, in the so-called age of the Anthropocene.  This age is defined as the era when human industrial practices and particulates have permeated the entire surface of our planet.  As representative examples of very different sustainability strategies, the 2011 German novel by Ilija Trojanow ("Melting Ice") and the 2009 American novel by Paolo Bacigalupi ("The Windup Girl"), each document individual and collective choices in response to energy and economic crises, weather and climate change, and a shift in thinking about the human-environment relationship.

World Wide Web Icon Visit the University of Pittsburgh's Sustainability Website for More Information 

 

February 18
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 

Climate & Urban Systems Partnership - Pittsburgh's Mini-Grant Workshop
Work with collaborators to build climate change connections, program designs, and other aspects of the mini-grant proposal process.  This event will include support from local experts on grant-writing and grant execution.  The location of this event has yet to be determined. Please reach out to CUSP as soon as possible for details on this event and others (see below).

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