To kickoff 2022, our team wanted to share our top media recommendations for the new year. From podcasts to films to books, this list ranges from work-related topics to guilty pleasures -- anything that helped us cope or inspired us during the past year was fair game.
The Murdoch Building at Forbes and Coltart is the first commercial office space to be newly built in Oakland in nearly a decade. Certified as LEED Gold for Core and Shell, the building provides a high-quality workplace through an energy-efficient building envelope, efficient and controllable HVAC and lighting systems, and indoor air quality management.
PCN cable television's show, Building Pennsylvania, works with historians and architects to take you on a tour of the buildings and monuments across the commonwealth. Watch Marc Mondor, AIA, LEED Fellow, discuss sustainable architecture in Downtown Pittsburgh with local examples of projects where evolveEA has led sustainable design and operations efforts.
Even though the global pandemic brought most of the world to a halt, building operations still continued. We recognize the challenges COVID brought to building benchmark measurements and applaud two of our clients who were able to attain Energy Star certification despite the hurdles: DMI Industries headquarters in Charleroi, PA, and the historic 411 Seventh Avenue building in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Safely reopening buildings post-pandemic is going to be a challenge. Both occupants and building owners are anxious that their spaces are clean, healthy, and risk free. There are many proven practices that, when implemented into systems correctly, reduce the overall likelihood of occupants coming into contact with pathogens in buildings.
The US Steel Tower is managed by Winthrop Management, who has been working with evolveEA since 2013 to incrementally retrofit systems and improve operations. The US Steel Tower achieved LEED V4 Silver Certification under the Operations + Maintenance (O+M): Existing Buildings rating system in 2019. One of the most unique aspects of this effort has been the Tenant Sustainability Committee created by Winthrop with help from evolveEA, which meets quarterly to collaborate on green initiatives for the whole building, with tenants and management leveraging each other's efforts.