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  1. LEED Ratings 3

    Snapshot Title: LEED Ratings 3
    Taken by: Andrew Weier

    Image: Pittsburgh a National Leader in Green Architecture
    Image Owner: Andrew Weier



    Description:

    The more points a building earns, the higher it’s rating. 26 points will qualify a LEED certification, while the highest award, or “Platinum” rating, can be achieved if a building earns between ...



  2. LEED Ratings 2

    Snapshot Title: LEED Ratings 2
    Taken by: Andrew Weier

    Image: Pittsburgh a National Leader in Green Architecture
    Image Owner: Andrew Weier



    Description:

    Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998, LEED works on a point system, examining a number of areas in a building’s construction and design including the use of sustainable sites, materi...



  3. LEED Ratings 1

    Snapshot Title: LEED Ratings 1
    Taken by: Andrew Weier

    Image: Pittsburgh a National Leader in Green Architecture
    Image Owner: Andrew Weier



    Description:

    A leader in eco-friendly construction, Pennsylvania has roughly 72 green buildings, 21 of which are in the Pittsburgh region. Many of the buildings have Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (...



  4. Sustainable Sites

    Snapshot Title: Sustainable Sites
    Taken by: Andrew Weier

    Image: Pittsburgh a National Leader in Green Architecture
    Image Owner: Andrew Weier



    Description:

    Situated near public transportation, the center takes advantage of sustainable sites. Bike racks and shower facilities are also available for employees, encouraging alternative transportation. Click h...



  5. Light & Energy Efficiency

    Snapshot Title: Light & Energy Efficiency
    Taken by: Andrew Weier

    Image: Pittsburgh a National Leader in Green Architecture
    Image Owner: Andrew Weier



    Description:

    The "clearstory" windows stretching from floor to ceiling provide ample natural light, significantly reducing the amount of energy consumed. Additionally, skylights make up nearly 10% of the roof stru...



  6. Water Efficiency

    Snapshot Title: Water Efficiency
    Taken by: Andrew Weier

    Image: Pittsburgh a National Leader in Green Architecture
    Image Owner: Andrew Weier



    Description:

    The convention center operates on a "gray water" system which filters, sterilizes, and ultimately recycles water for use in toilets and urinals. After several stages of conditioning, the resulting wat...



  7. David L. Lawrence Convention Center

    Snapshot Title: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
    Taken by: Andrew Weier

    Image: Pittsburgh a National Leader in Green Architecture
    Image Owner: Andrew Weier



    Description:

    The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the first certified “green” convention center in North America. Costing around $385 million to construct, ...