PITTSBURGH, PA (October 6, 2020) Mayor William Peduto is a featured speaker this morning at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Mayor's Forum, where he will be addressing the online forum on Pittsburgh's leadership on green buildings.
Other speakers include Dagur B. Eggertsson, Mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland; Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, United Kingdom; Ilsur Metshin, Mayor of Kazan, Russian Federation; Ion Ceban, Mayor of Chișinău, Moldova; Andres Jaadla, Vice Mayor of Rakvere, Estonia; Pierre Hurmic, Mayor of Bordeaux, France; and Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria, Canada.
The link to watch the forum is here.
Pittsburgh and ECE are collaborating closely through the International Centre of Excellence to advance high performance buildings for everyone. The built environment is one of the strongest leverage points to address climate change, human health, and social equity.
Through the Centre of Excellence, Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance is working with the City of Pittsburgh and other public-private partners to rapidly transform the built environment so that all people can experience healthy, affordable, comfortable, and high performing places to live, work, learn, and play. The Pittsburgh 2030 District has over 556 existing buildings committed to reducing energy use, water use, and transportation emissions 50% by the year 2030. The 2030 goals have also been incorporated into some City zoning efforts for new construction. Future equitable growth of this program is important to achieve our climate, equity, and health goals.
Pittsburgh was the second city in the United States to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and also the second city internationally to officially launch a Centre of Excellence for High Performance Buildings.