Efficiency & Conservation
Pittsburgh is one of only 25 U.S. cities to be named a Solar America City through the Department of Energy.
Pittsburgh in Transition
Pittsburgh has become a leader in the new energy economy with green jobs and innovations in alternative energy technology.
A Five-Year Benchmark
Pittsburgh releases first follow-up greenhouse gas inventory in September 2010.
News & Updates
With about one in every hundred drivers, bikers, bussers or walkers reporting to a City facility for work each morning; changing how City Employees get around can have a real impact on local air quality, employee health and potentially improve not only the daily commute of Pittsburgh employees but all city residents.
To help the City evaluate its options, the Office of Innovation and Performance has teamed up with City Fit to conduct the first employee commuter survey in years. Throughout the month of October, City of Pittsburgh employees can offer their input by completing the online Commuter Survey. Employee Responses will be used to evaluate gaps in services, such as bus routes; identify opportunities for parking, carpooling and bus discounts, and pinpoint incentive possibilities such as tax rebates for bikers, charging station locations for hybrids and priority parking for carpools.
City of Pittsburgh Employees:
Click here to access the City of Pittsburgh Employee Commuter Survey.
General Public Commuter Survey:
If you are NOT a City of Pittsburgh employee, but are interested in sharing your thoughts on your daily work commute to or within the city of Pittsburgh, we invite you to take our General Pittsburgh Commuter Survey
Together, we can help make everyone’s morning commute more enjoyable!
If you'd like to receive an editable copy of our commuter survey to share with your organizations employees, please contact Aftyn Giles, Sustainability Coordinator at email@example.com
posted 10/01/14 @ 9:39 am
City of Pittsburgh 2030 District
posted 2/20/14 @ 4:24 pm
The New Year brings new recycling rules and opportunities for the City and our residents. From new drop-off locations, to recycling guidelines, to new bins in neighborhood business disricts, find out the latest news and information - including how much YOUR neighborhood recycled last year - here.
Find your trash, bulk pick-up and recycling pick-up schedules here.
posted 1/01/14 @ 12:00 am
New Rules for Curbside Electronic Waste Removal
Due to a mandatory state law, beginning January 1, 2013, the City is no longer legally permitted to collect TVs, computers and computer parts at the curb. This new law seeks to keep harmful metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury out of the waste stream. These items must be taken to an electronics retail store or a sponsored drop-off location. Some retailers have already begun to recycle these items. Please check the inside pages for a list of local retailers.
For more information on the new law, or a more comprehensive list of recyclers, visit the State’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website at dep.state.pa.us, or call their toll-free hotline at 1-800-346-4242.
posted 1/07/13 @ 12:00 am