News from Neighbors in the Strip

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Pittsburgh Opera Joins City Green Renaissance – Opera Seeks LEED Certification

As part of its ongoing mission to enrich Pittsburgh and the tri-state area, Pittsburgh Opera recently began a new green initiative committed to environmental stewardship and ongoing sustainability. The primary goal of the initiative is to obtain the US Green Building Council’s Leadership to Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Operations and Maintenance Certification for the Opera’s new headquarters, the historic 45,000 square foot George Westinghouse Air Brake Factory in the Strip.

The building, originally built in 1870, will be the oldest building in Pittsburgh to achieve LEED certification. Pittsburgh Opera will also be the first opera company in the United States to earn a certification. The Company plans to submit for certification by the end of 2009.

“To be the oldest building in Pittsburgh with LEED certification and the first opera company certified in the US will be an amazing achievement,” said Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn. “We are delighted to be at the forefront of the environmental movement in our community.”

For information about Pittsburgh Opera’s 2009-10 season visit Pittsburgh Opera