Greenest Building to be Built in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is racing forward in the world of green. The proposed $400 million, 40 story PNC Tower to be built in the PPG Plaza in Pittsburgh is planned to be the world’s greenest building. The tower will supposedly consume 50 percent less energy than a typical office building, and will reduce energy costs by about 30 percent. Construction is planned to begin in 2012 and should be complete by 2015. Horray to PNC and Pittsburgh for green innovative leadership.

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Although you probably don’t work in the greenest building in the world, you can do your part to cut every costs as well. Don’t forget to replace burned out light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent bulbs, use energy saving settings on your computer, use power strips for electronics so you can easily switch them off at night, and use natural light as much as possible. Stay tuned to the GAP SBN blog for more tips.

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2 responses to “Greenest Building to be Built in Pittsburgh

  1. Hey guys, I heard about this structure – we’re trying to get them to use cleaner construction equipment during the building phase.

    The link to the full article is not visible in the blog post, though…

    Thanks for the tips, I always enjoy this blog!
    Cheerio.

  2. wow nice read thanks for sharing.. go green is good

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