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Duquesne Light Company and Pittsburgh Earth Day Present

Building a Greener Future Series

4 Part Series at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

"A must-attend for those committed to advancing environmentally conscious practices in the built environment."

Leaders, educators, and innovators in the realm of sustainable infrastructure and construction will converge for engaging panel discussions on the most pressing and trending industry topics. These free gatherings promise to offer unparalleled insights into the cutting-edge practices and innovations driving sustainable development in the construction sector. Connect with industry pioneers in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and contribute to the dialogue shaping the future of sustainable infrastructure.

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Sustainable Design

Before the Shovel Hits the Dirt

In honor of Earth Month

Thursday, April 4 | 6 PM - 8 PM

A panel of distinguished leaders and innovators will explore how architects, engineers, contractors, and owners should be thinking for a Greener Future during the design phase.

Moderator: Grant Ervin, Director of Environmental Social Governance and Innovation at S & B USA

Panelists:

  • Michael Volpatt, Marketing and Innovation at Volpatt Construction
  • Noah Shaltes,  Director of Sustainability at The Lindy Group
  • Penny Stump, Principal Project Manager at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tim Mackin, Director of Services and Operations at Master Builders’ Association
  • Tanna Afshar, Graduate Student at Carnegie Mellon University | Architecture -Engineering-Construction Management Program
  • Julia Wattick, Senior Associate of BranchPattern

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Building Material Reuse in Building Renovation & Waste Diversion

In honor of World Environment Month

Wednesday, June 19 | 6 PM - 8 PM

Moderator: Grant Ervin, Director of Environmental Social Governance and Innovation at S & B USA

Panelists:

  • Michael Volpatt, Marketing and Innovation at Volpatt Construction
  • Leslie Montgomery, Vice President of Education & Communications at Green Building Alliance
  • Karl Zellers, Deconstruction Manager at Construction Junction
  • Andrew Ellsworth, CEO at Doors Unhinged
  • William Hancock, Business Development Manager at Michael Brothers Companies
  • Sahar Hosseini, Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh

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Sustainable Construction

Prefabrication and Modular Construction - Greener and Sustainable Solutions in Construction

Wednesday, September 18 | 6 PM - 8 PM

Moderator: Grant Ervin, Director of Environmental Social Governance and Innovation at S & B USA

Panelists:

  • Michael Volpatt, Marketing and Innovation at Volpatt Construction
  • Ginny Rothschild, Chief Executive Officer at Workspace
  • Robert Altmeyer, Director of Community Project Development at UPMC
  • Chris Ciesiak, Chief Operating Officer, VP of Programs at the Green Building Alliance

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Green Tech

What’s Tech Got to Do With It - “Green Tech” Where Sustainability Meets Innovation

November 2024

Moderator: Grant Ervin, Director of Environmental Social Governance and Innovation at S & B USA

Panelists:

  • Michael Volpatt, Marketing and Innovation at Volpatt Construction
  • Additional panelists coming soon!

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