For Immediate Release: Tues., Aug. 23

Contact: Julie LaBar | Director of Marketing and Communications
412/638-6008 ǀ jlabar@phipps.conservatory.org

Getting the Green Building You Want Just Got Easier with New Leadership Workshop at Phipps Conservatory
Developers of internationally-recognized model of sustainability to provide organizational leaders with tailored roadmap to sustainable success

Pittsburgh, PAPhipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens announces the expansion of its popular Sustainability Workshops with the newest session to be held Oct. 9 – 10, guiding organizational leaders in determining “What Does Good Look Like? Getting the Green Building You Want.”  

Attendees will gain firsthand knowledge and actionable insights from the only team to achieve Living Building Challenge, LEED, WELL and SITES certifications in one project in building the Center for Sustainable Landscapes. Plus, discover the nature-inspired systems thinking and facilitated integrative design processes which drive sustainable innovation, go beyond the classroom for an immersive exploration of green buildings across new, modular and renovation building types, and more.

This engaging, in-depth leadership event will be held at one of the greenest buildings in the world, Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes, with opening reception on Tues., Oct. 9 (6 – 8 p.m.) and workshop on Wed., Oct. 10 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Registration is $250 and includes access to both the reception and full-day workshop, as well as food and drink. Reservations are required and space is limited.

Business leaders who manage sustainability initiatives, operations, facilities, capital projects, and health and wellness programs are encouraged to attend to benefit their organizations in this critical area.  

Learn more and register at phipps.conservatory.org/workshop or contact Meghan Scanlon at 412/622-6915, ext. 3703.

Here's what past attendees have said about Phipps' Sustainability Workshop:

"It was an eye-opening experience. You don't see very many organizations that know what they want included in a construction project, but Phipps does. Phipps has set their standards from design, construction, equipment, materials and expectations. They have set the bar." — Ronald Dulceak, head of facilities

“The staff of Phipps made us all feel entirely welcome and nurtured our thought process about approaching and envisioning green buildings. The group of attendees was remarkably diverse, both in their backgrounds and interests, making the forum much richer. I would highly recommend that others attend future symposiums.” — Bill Mills, executive director

Highlighted in Phipps’ 2018 Five-Point Plan, Phipps has bolstered its sustainability programs and events in response to increased community interest in sustainable practices, providing exciting new ways to engage and take action. For a complete list of environmental workshops, programs and classes, visit phipps.conservatory.org/classes-and-programs.


About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Phipps commemorates its 125th anniversary throughout 2018, celebrating its historic past, vibrant present and exciting future ahead — including inspiring seasonal flower shows, community events, public programs and groundbreaking green innovation. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.

Photos © Michael Tessler, Paul g. Wiegman