Entries by Craig E. Stevenson

AIA Pittsburgh’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) is introducing the AIA +2030™ Professional Series 2.0

AIA Pittsburgh’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) is introducing the AIA +2030™ Professional Series 2.0. This program helps owners, design professionals, engineers, and contractors create buildings that meet the ambitious energy efficiency goals of the Architecture 2030 Challenge®. Ten, 4-hour sessions offer strategies to seek, design, deliver, and manage buildings that reach 70% or better […]

Passive Building Strategy for Commercial Buildings

The Passive House design movement has been the most effective design approach to reducing building energy use for over 25 years around the globe. Although Passive House design began in residential buildings, it is now widely used in many other building types including offices, hotels, libraries, museums, and schools. The passive building strategies developed by […]

PHWPA: “Off the Grid? There Was No Grid!” Event

February 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Join in for a project review of Sant Lespwa, a recipient of the AIA 2015 National Honor Award for Architecture.  The session will walk through sustainable design aspects resulting in an off the grid project that actively engaged the local community in the design and construction process. […]

LEED’s Value Proposition

In 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) introduced its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system. LEED is arguably the most popular green rating system in the United States, and has been instrumental in the progression of sustainable thinking in the built environment.

Passive House in 90 Seconds.

This video clearly explains Passive House principals in 90 seconds.  James Construction is implementing Passive House for commercial buildings in Western Pennsylvania. James is proud to be a member of the Passive House Alliance US.