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Goals

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Create City Benchmarks

Convene partners to promote clean technology projects and support stricter energy regulations.

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Support Development

Support clean technology development and infrastructure projects.

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Increase Awareness

Raise awareness about air pollution and other potentially harmful and wasteful byproducts.

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Action Items

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Complete

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On-track

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Upcoming

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Archived

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Create Benchmarks

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Pilot Indoor Air Quality

Continue piloting an indoor air quality analysis of City buildings in partnership with CMU’s MetroLab.

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Water and Energy Usage Legislation

Develop legislation mandating commercial businesses to track and report their energy and water usage by 2016.

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City Building Diagnostics

Equip five City-owned buildings, including the City-County Building, with building diagnostic dashboards to report indoor air quality and energy and water consumption as part of the City’s partnership with CMU’s Metro21 Initiative.

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Support Infrastructure and Development

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Develop Uptown Eco-Innovation District

Continue the development of the Uptown Eco-Innovation District. The program will attract new residents and firms, and use sustainable infrastructure to redevelop this high-potential neighborhood.

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Green Garage Initiative

Foster the Pittsburgh Green Garage Initiative to reduce carbon emissions through convenience information technology and integrated with an environmentally conscious context.

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Support Clean Tech Partnerships

Support the incubation of Clean Tech through a public and private partnership that empowers local clean tech entrepreneurs with a place to test new clean energy and technology solutions.

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Start Green Study

Undertake a green infrastructure master study to explore storm water runoff solutions and biodiversity, such as green alley ways.

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Install Energy Efficient Lighting

Install Smart Street Lights with LED energy efficient bulbs to reduce electricity usages and costs by 50%, and provide a platform for integration with a suite of smart city technology

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Reduce Line Loss

Reduce line loss across electric grids and natural gas pipelines.

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Increase Awareness

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Participate in District Challenge

Provide leadership through the City’s participation in the 2030 District Challenge, which aims to reduce energy and water consumption by 50% by the year 2030.

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Create Energy Plan

Create a Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan for Pittsburgh, that increases City purchases of renewable energy from clean energy companies operating in Pittsburgh, with an ultimate goal of 100% renewable energy consumption by 2030 and LEED certification

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Encourage Renewable Energy Usage

Increase renewable energy sources by 200 megawatts of local renewable energy.

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Install Smart Meters

Deploy smart meters for electricity use in residential and commercial facilities.

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Encourage Clean Tech in Design

Encourage developers to use clean tech in their building designs through workshops and trainings code enhancements and design standards.

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Install Water Meters in City Buildings

Deploy water meters in city facilities.

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Promote Electric Vehicles

Create a plan to increase supply of electric vehicles and charging stations in the city in order to increase overall demand.

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Inclusive Innovation is a joint collaboration between the City of Pittsburgh, the Department of Innovation & Performance and The Urban Redevelopment Authority. Special thanks to the Richard King Mellon Foundation and the Hillman Family Foundations for their generous support to Inclusive Innovation.

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© 2017 City of Pittsburgh, Department of Innovation & Performance

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FOCUS AREAS

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City Operations
Civic Engagement
Clean Technology
Digital Divide
Local Business
Open Data

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Meetups
Medium
Twitter

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