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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
  Celebrate the first youth designed exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center. The Opening Celebration will showcase an art installation crafted by cohorts of high school learners from seven area schools. The students spent several months exploring the …
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  Making the Connection Series: Physical Activity, Air Pollution and Asthma in the Urban Environment.   Dr. Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir will discuss her research and afterwards there will be a panel of health and community experts to respond to her presentation. …
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  The People’s Climate March Pittsburgh will take place in tandem with the march on Washington D.C. from 10 a.m. to noon. Join fellow Pittsburghers in marching for our air, water and land along with clean energy jobs and climate …
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  Learn about the Green Building Association’s progress in Downtown and Oakland toward achieving emission reduction goals.   April 25, 2017 4-7:00 pm Heinz History Center   Registration required.
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VOLUNTEER

Volunteer for a leading organization near you that is working to improve our air quality.

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