ROBERT J. KOBET, AIA, LEED Faculty, CEO - Green Project Library

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Pine Jog Elementary School
2008
West Palm Beach, Florida
USA, North America

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
2008
West Palm Beach, Florida
USA, North America

Minimum Energy Building Olympic Village
2008
Beijing,
China, Asia

Pittsburgh Children's Museum
2004
Pittsburgh, PA
US, North America

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
2002
Pittsburgh, PA
USA, North America

Pittsburgh Glass Center
2001
Pittsburgh, PA
USA, North America

CCI Center
1999
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
USA, North America

Central European Linkages Project (CELP)
1998

Czech Republic and Poland, Europe

Three Sisters Bioshelter
1988
Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania
USA, North America

Beechwood Farms Nature Center
1988
Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
USA, North America

Filmtronics Incorporated
1981
Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
USA, North America

Central European Linkages Project (CELP)

Size: Varies with project. Typically several acres


A multiple sustainable community development project in the Czech Republic and Poland.

Serving as a sustainable design and development consultant to the Central European Linkages Project (CELP), the intention was to use environmental stewardship and economic opportunity as drivers to improve the quality of life in schools and communities.

The project was modeled after the Green Neighborhood Initiative developed by Conservation Consultants Incorporated (CCI) of Pittsburgh, PA.  The local nonprofit organization responsible for the work is called VITA.

The project included an international exchange and mentorship program between VITA and CCI whereby cultural influences, socio-economic issues, project development strategies and logistics were taken into account. Innovations include the introduction of the first revolving loan fund, residential weatherization programs, the conversion from soft coal to natural gas, design charrettes and intensive community based design-build playgrounds and building renovation projects. The program is now being replicated in several communities in the Czech Republic and Poland.

 


Village Day Care Center A community Design Charrette Ecologically Designed Playground Plant Based, Ecologically Designed Landscape


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