Foster Clean Technology

Lead the City of Pittsburgh in awareness and adoption of clean technology solutions.


Create City Benchmarks

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

Support Development

Support clean technology development and infrastructure projects.


Increase Awareness

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

Action Items







Create Benchmarks


Pilot Indoor Air Quality

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


Water and Energy Usage Legislation

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


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.

Support Infrastructure and Development


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.


Green Garage Initiative

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


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.


Start Green Study

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

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

Reduce Line Loss

Reduce line loss across electric grids and natural gas pipelines.

Increase Awareness


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.


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

Encourage Renewable Energy Usage

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


Install Smart Meters

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


Encourage Clean Tech in Design

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


Install Water Meters in City Buildings

Deploy water meters in city facilities.


Promote Electric Vehicles

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


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.

© 2017 City of Pittsburgh, Department of Innovation & Performance



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