Francisco Escalante is Vice President of Development for Rugby Realty, which owns and manages over 2.5 million square feet of commercial real estate in downtown Pittsburgh.  Fran, along with a team of great mechanics and property managers, helps keep these properties running smoothly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.  He has discovered through his work that green principles have considerable practical applications, and actually save money.  And despite all that, he’s wondering how he fits in with such an august panel. Fran is also on the board of the Highland Park Community Development Corporation, and the Vice Chair of the  Board of the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre in East Liberty.