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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
U.S. Steel Invests $1.1 Billion in Plant Upgrades
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, U.S. Steel has proven to be a committed partner in improving environmental sustainability and reducing harmful emissions. It p...
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Pittsburgh’s Healthy School Buses
Pittsburgh Public Schools is taking action to reduce student exposure to dangerous diesel pollution emitted from school buses serving its children. The Pit...
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David Lawrence Convention Center
The David Lawrence Convention Center is the world’s largest structure built with environmentally responsible principles guiding the project. It’s the f...
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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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold public hearings for the Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule the week of July 28 in four locations across the U.S., including Pittsburgh. The hearings will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, …
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Clean Water Action this week is hosting members of the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York (CACWNY) to share their story of community effort to reduce harmful emissions from the Tonawanda Coke plant, an industrial facility with a heinous …
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Save the date and start logging those training miles! The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) second annual Clean Air Dash 5K on the South Side’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail will be here before you know it. The fast, flat and …
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The Allegheny County Health Department will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 1 at 10 a.m. in the first floor conference room at Building #7 of the Clack Health Center, 301 39th Street, Lawrenceville, to take testimony on proposed …
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Volunteer for a leading organization near you that is working to improve our air quality.

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