Pittsburgh trades steel for sustainability

The Phipps Conservatory Credit: Alexander Denmarsh via Forbes.com

This post was originally published in Developing Green Communites.

Several years ago the Steel City- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania- committed to be one of the most sustainable cities in America. Since then, they have made admirable progress to that end.

As this Forbes article points out, Pittsburgh is home to sustainable buildings, businesses, and even art installations. Pittsburgh is home to:

  •  the largest “green wall” in the country- a 2,380 sq. ft. soil based public art piece
  • the Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel,  a mixed-use and Gold level LEED certified structure
  • and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens just opened a LEED Platinum certified research and education complex.
Read the rest of the Forbes article to learn about more businesses and sights for any environmentally interested individual.
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