Chatham News

Industry Panel to Discuss Clean Construction Trends and Projects

PITTSBURGH: On November 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM on the campus of Chatham University, a panel of industry experts will discuss clean construction trends, funding opportunities and current Pittsburgh-based projects (including Chatham’s new Eden Hall Campus) that are utilizing clean construction.

Clean Construction incorporates new practices, equipment standards, and job site management strategies in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality at the construction site and for the surrounding community, and minimize site disturbances and community disruptions. Experts from the following industry leaders will be participating: Chatham University, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, UPMC, Allegheny County Health Department, Sota Construction, PJ Dick and Group Against Smog and Pollution.

Examples from current projects where clean construction is being implemented include Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus, the Frick Environmental Center and UPMC’s Luna site parking garage. Participants will also learn more about the Build it With Clean Diesel funding program.

The event is free of charge and will be held at the Eddy Theater on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus on Woodland Road. Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:00 am.

Parking is available on a first-come-first-serve basis adjacent to the theater; backup visitor parking is available at Berry Hall. The event is scheduled to conclude at 9:30 am.