Green Building Alliance (GBA) advances innovation in the built environment by empowering people to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant places.
Founded in 1993, GBA is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – and one of the oldest regional green building organizations in the United States. GBA proudly serves Pittsburgh and the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania, with stakeholders across the Mid-Atlantic, United States, and the world.
People remain our primary lever of action, but our interventions range from individual products and materials to whole buildings and citywide systems. GBA’s vision is that every building and community is sustainable so that every person can thrive. At GBA, we work with businesses, schools, and entire communities to create spaces where people live, work, and learn that are as healthy for people as they are for the environment.
We champion cutting-edge research while equipping practitioners to design, power, and operate the most advanced buildings in the world. Our aim is to definitively transform how we build communities, from the materials we use, to the structure of buildings, to the plans and policies that set new standards for the future.