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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 Energyand having a professional energy audit 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 simply 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 by referencing the facility and office checklists created by the U.S. Department of Energy. 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 Green Workplace Challenge to pledge your commitment to sustainability. Bonus points are awarded in the challenge for companies that help support the Breathe Project.

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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
Group Against Smog and Pollution’s Athletes United for Healthy Air campaign is excited to announce the inaugural Clean Air Dash and Festival, brought to Pittsburgh with the support of the Breathe Project.   This 5K race event will be held October …
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Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 28, when the fourth annual Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival will be held at Hartwood Acres Park. It’s a “new fair for a new economy,” and we’re honored to be invited along with so many of …
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The Allegheny County Health Department is offering a “bounty” program for residents to dispose of wood stoves and outdoor wood-fired boilers manufactured before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency set emissions standards for the equipment.   The bounty program was set …
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  Does your business or organization want to take meaningful steps to improve our region’s air quality? Aren’t sure where to begin?   Join Sustainable Pittsburgh in kicking off the 2013-2014 Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge (GWC) on Wednesday, June 26 …
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Volunteer for a leading organization near you that is working to improve our air quality.

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