Green Initiative

Pittsburgh Opera SignAs part of our ongoing mission to enrich Pittsburgh and the tri-state area, Pittsburgh Opera has begun a green initiative committed to environmental stewardship and ongoing sustainability.

The initial focus of this initiative was to acquire Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Operations and Maintenance Certification for our headquarters in the historic George Westinghouse Air Brake Factory, in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Pittsburgh Opera received LEED© Silver Certification in the Operations and Maintenance category in June 2011.
In addition to the building changes needed to for certification, the initiative also educates Pittsburgh Opera staff members on living "greener" lifestyles through decreased carbon footprints and personal health improvement and maintenance.

To schedule a tour or interview regarding the Green Initiative, please contact Pittsburgh Opera Facility Director Shawn Fertitta at (412) 281-0912 ext. 257.

Green Initiative Press Releases and Fact Sheets

Pittsburgh Opera Seeks LEED Certification for New Headquarters (07-07-09)
Pittsburgh Opera Announces Green Initiative (06-22-09)
Pittsburgh Opera Welcomes Attack Theatre to Strip District Home (06-22-09)

Pittsburgh Opera Sustainable Features and Practices
What is a Renewable Energy Certifcate
A History of Pittsburgh Opera's Headquarters
Pittsburgh Opera - A History of Excellence
Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn
EvolveEA Biography