Sustainable Construction

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What Exactly is Sustainable Construction?

The goals of sustainable construction are to reduce the industry’s impact on the environment. Sustainable construction methods include: using renewable and recyclable resources; reducing energy consumption and waste; creating a healthy, environmentally-friendly environment; protecting the natural environment.

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Let’s take a look at just a few of the fastest-growing jobs in this sector.

  • Architectural Drafters
  • Boilermakers
  • Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers
  • Electricians
  • Energy Engineers
  • Helpers - Carpenters
  • Helpers - Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
  • Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators
  • Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
  • Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
  • Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
  • Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
  • Rough Carpenters
  • Solderers & Brazers
  • Structural Iron & Steel Workers
  • Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters
  • Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

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Opportunities in Sustainable Construction

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BRITE Energy Innovators

BRITE’s mission is to empower founders to launch energy technology solutions.

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Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield’s Development Corp.’s mission is to incubate and invest in employment-based social enterprises. They facilitate professional, personal, and academic development for people facing barriers to employment. They lead and collaborate on community-based revitalization projects.

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Pitt Center for Sustainable Business

The mission of the Center for Sustainable Business is to maximize the value of investments in sustainable business strategies for all stakeholders. We accomplish this by leveraging the unique expertise and capabilities of an active research and teaching community together with the applied knowledge and industry experience of some of the world’s most influential companies.

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Chatham University

With the growing awareness of the systems that underpin all aspects of society, sustainability and food studies professionals are increasingly in demand. The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment not only prepares students for those opportunities, it assists them in finding them and in launching personally and professionally rewarding careers through the services of a dedicated career counselor, experiential learning opportunities, and our wide network of alumni.

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Exus Management Partners

To create a global platform for management of renewable energy assets for third-party investors and the creation of a liquid secondary marketplace for the trading of renewable energy securities.

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Allegheny County Conservation District

The Allegheny County Conservation District is an urban conservation district that engages and leads through partnerships, innovation and implementation to conserve, promote and improve Allegheny County’s natural resources.

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Green Building Alliance

GBA definitively transforms how we build communities, from the materials we use, to the structure of buildings, to the plans and policies that set new standard for the future.

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Sustainable Pittsburgh

At Sustainable Pittsburgh, we empower decision-making that builds a fundamentally equitable, resilient, healthy, and prosperous region.

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involveMINT is a Community Exchange Network – a marketplace for community service and local business resources. The Community Exchange Network empowers citizens to adopt impactful projects, solve problems, and create livelihoods through a currency exchanged among a community network of goods and services.

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Mon Valley Initiative

Mon Valley Initiative strengthens the Mon Valley region by responsibly investing in our people and places.

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