Monthly Archives: November 2010

Team to study impact of ‘green’ buildings

Source:  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Increasingly, everyone from new home builders to major companies like PNC Bank have embraced the green credo of buildings that are not only energy efficient but use environmentally sustainable products.

But exactly what environmental impact those buildings have over the life of their existence from construction to operation to demolition and disposal is not fully understood.

A team of Pittsburgh engineers and architects will try to get at that very notion — known as “life cycle assessment.”

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Pittsburgh among 8 Cities that want your Business

Source:  CNN Money

Pittsburgh has long been known for its winning sports teams and world class museums, but these days, Pittsburgh fares well as a top city becoming a hub for technology start-ups.  Although we pale in comparison to heavyweights like Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston, the City of Pittsburgh offers compelling incentives to attract and retain the best talent in our region.

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Western Pennsylvania finds ‘right direction’

Source:  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The stubbornly sluggish economy has not stopped Western Pennsylvania’s ability to attract businesses and jobs in the past year or so, economic development experts say.  The region through October has attracted 33 new businesses compared to 30 that came into the region for full-year 2009, according to the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

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