This month my primary focus has been on creating Case Studies of Green Building projects that the URA has assisted either financially or with infrastructure. I also calculated the energy use and energy star rating of a URA Energy Star Home that was built last year. The resulting energy use of the home was below the predicted outcome which was really great. This month I also planned a screening of Carbon Nation for URA folks to learn about solutions to global warming during their lunch break. I also organized a tour of Three PNC Plaza for our Green Team which was very successful. Another green building tour is scheduled for next month at the Sota Construction Office. Along with my Green Team duties and organization, I have helped many people at the URA sign up for the LEED Green Associate Exam. I am now starting to work on sustainability guidelines for a project in East Liberty with another URA intern. My volunteer hours this month included helping out with the press conference for the Breathe Project and on Halloween, I went door to door with PennFuture to hand out home energy efficiency products.
November 3, 2011 •