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Weis Courthouse slated for $16 million for low-embodied carbon materials through Inflation Reduction Act funding

GSA plans to allocate funds for loading dock repair and replacement.

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. General Services Administration plans to allocate over $16 million to repair and replace the loading dock at the Joseph F. Weis, Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Funded through the Inflation Reduction Act, the project is one of more than 150 low-embodied carbon projects that GSA announced yesterday.

The $16 million Joseph F. Weis, Jr. U.S. Courthouse project will complete critical repairs to the building’s loading dock. The funding will enable the use of low-embodied carbon materials, including asphalt, concrete and steel, to repair and replace corroded steel members, delaminated and spalled concrete, and damaged asphalt at the loading dock.

“This Courthouse is an iconic and important institution in the City of Pittsburgh,” stated Joanna Rosato, acting Mid-Atlantic Region Regional Administrator. “This project will support critical building infrastructure repairs while encouraging the market to use more sustainable material alternatives.”

The Inflation Reduction Act includes $3.4 billion for GSA to influence market research and development of low-embodied carbon materials, and to build more sustainable and cost-efficient high-performance facilities. GSA’s Inflation Reduction Act projects will implement new technologies and accelerate GSA’s efforts in achieving a net-zero emissions federal building portfolio by 2045. Through these investments, GSA estimates that it could reduce carbon emissions by 2.3 million metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions. That is the equivalent of taking about 500,000 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

For more information, please visit GSA’s Inflation Reduction Act page or contact


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