Office of Sustainability
Announcing new website, energy efficient streetlight grant, and opportunity to get involved!

You can now visit us on the web! 

Do you have questions on recycling, climate protection or urban greening?  The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency now has its own website!  Visit us at: http://www.green.pittsburghpa.gov.  

Funding Received for Energy Efficient Streetlights

The Office of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency recently received funding in the amount of $816,105 for more energy efficient streetlights!  The grant came from Governor Edward G. Rendell through the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority, and will help the City of Pittsburgh:

  • Replace streetlights in 30 neighborhood business districts (approx. 3,000 streetlights) with more energy efficient Light Emitting Diode models;
  • Reduce carbon emissions by using less energy to operate; and
  • Save taxpayers approximately $110,000 per year in energy and maintenance costs.

This is the first of four phases to retrofit the City’s 40,000 streetlights.  The City hopes to begin work next summer. 

Get involved in community-driven action to stop global warming!

There will be a brainstorming session for citizens and community groups who want to get involved in reducing greenhouse gases in their neighborhoods on:

Sunday, October 10, 2010
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Refreshments and Check-in 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Wilkins School Community Center, Regent Square
7604 Charleston Ave. in Pittsburgh’s East End

This event is being held by Citizens Climate Corps. To register or learn more, please visit http://citizensclimatecorps.org/

 

For questions or comments, please contact:
Sarah Palmisano
Office of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
412.255.2254
sarah.palmisano@city.pittsburgh.pa.us

Published:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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