Friday, August 8, 2008
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, President of the Allegheny County Central Labor Council Jack Shea, and PNC Director of Corporate Real Estate Gary Saulson says there are several ways the city of Pittsburgh and developers can protect the environment. Ravenstahl says the city has already done a lot to promote green buildings including enacting the the Climate Action Plan. Jack Shea says becoming more environmentally friendly requires people to think differently. Shea says that building green structures may cost more money up front, but will save money in the long run. The Blue Green Alliance consists of a partnership between the Sierra Club and United Steelworkers. The hope is that a focus on green building will ultimately result in more jobs.