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Learn About Your Energy Use

Find out how much energy you are using and the major sources contributing to your energy costs by collecting and tracking your utility bills using energy simulation software like EnergyPlus available from the U.S. Department of Energy. Or have a professional energy audit at your workplace to determine if you are in compliance with federal and state energy regulations.

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Commit to a Set of Goals

Determine your energy reduction goals based on what you know about your current energy performance. Your goals may be based on compliance with federal and state regulations; achieving a level of energy efficiency that will grant you access to an alliance or partnership; or on the desires of your leadership and employees.

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Create a Plan

Develop a set of actions to achieve your goals. Reduce energy use by making simple changes to your lighting, appliance use and transportation habits. Include a strategy for educating employees about the vision and develop easily accessible information about energy conservation.

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Evaluate Your Progress

Track your achievements and consider rewarding employees and departments as goals are reached. Compare your progress to other businesses in your area and re-evaluate your goals as needed. Consider taking an extra step by joining an alliance such as Sustainable Pittsburgh and participating in the Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge — or the Pittsburgh 2030 District — to pledge your commitment to sustainability. Bonus points are awarded in the challenge for businesses and organizationsthat help support the Breathe Project and take steps that improve our air quality.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Ductmate Industries Rises to the Clean-Air Challenge
A local company that offers state-of-the-art products for indoor air systems is doing its part to help improve our region’s outdoor air quality.  ...
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Clean Air is Good Business at FedEx Ground
For FedEx Ground, taking actions that hel...
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Levin Furniture Stepping Up for Clean Air

Levin Furniture is no couch potato when it comes ...

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PNC Leads World in Green Buildings
With more certified green buildings than any other company in the world, PNC officially received the trademark of ‘Green Branch," featuring 64 U.S. Green...
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UPCOMING EVENTS
The Heinz Endowments’ Breathe Project today launches artist Andrea Polli’s Particle Falls, a captivating digital-media installation that provides a real-time visualization of air quality.   At a time of year when Downtown Pittsburgh is aglow with holiday lights that raise …
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The Green Workplace Challenge is back again for another year of exciting competition! If you work for a business, nonprofit, college or university, local government, or a K-12 school in southwestern Pennsylvania, sign up today to start saving money and …
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  Most Pittsburgh house tours showcase beautiful interiors, tasteful design, and the glitz and glamour of bygone eras. The 2014 Pittsburgh Solar Tour is a home tour for the new Pittsburgh.   Join PennFuture to experience raw solar power, energy …
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  How can Pittsburgh be a leader in building the bridge from our fossil fuel-based economy to an economy based on renewable energy and sustainable living?   Filmmaker and journalist Kirsi Jansa asks this question–arguably the most critical challenge of our …
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Volunteer for a leading organization near you that is working to improve our air quality.

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