Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced January 15th that the City-County Building has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification, signifying that the building performs in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide.
Both Founding Partners of the Pittsburgh 2030 District, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh jointly submitted an application for certification in December 2013. Verification included testing of air quality, illumination and thermal conditions within the building to ensure it met indoor environmental quality standards.The City-County Building is now one of 49 ENERGY STAR buildings in the Pittsburgh region, and 1 of 799 in the Commonwealth.
“This is a huge success for both the City and County in our efforts to manage our buildings more efficiently and reduce our energy consumption and environmental impact,” said County Executive Fitzgerald.
“The certification emphasizes how dedicated our administrations are to sustainability,” added Mayor Peduto. “It’s a nice kickoff to 2014 and the positive collaboration efforts between our governments.”