Frick Environmental Center to Receive Leadership Award at GBA’s 2017 Emerald Evening

MAY 8, 2017 

Green Building Alliance


The Frick Environmental Center is the world’s first free-to-the-public building engineered to meet the Living Building Challenge, and achieve LEED Platinum standards for energy efficiency. This municipal treasure transforms sustainable innovations into an interactive classroom, providing a canvas for audiences to reimagine their connections with the environment. Please join us on September 21, 2017, at the August Wilson Center to learn how the Frick Environmental Center is changing the landscape of sustainability – and to celebrate this major achievement in our region’s green building movement.

Though GBA’s Emerald Evening gala and awards are several months away, we can’t help but give a sneak peek into this project’s story. After the previous education center burned down in 2002, The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy undertook more than a decade of planning to create an organic connection from neighborhood to nature. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and built by PJ Dick, the new Frick Environmental Center presents its green technologies as public exhibits, provoking public questions about conservation and human impact... read the full article