Here’s What’s New: LEED Certified Buildings in Pittsburgh

When it comes to green buildings, Pittsburgh finished 2016 with a bang, and we’re off to a strong start this year! A plethora of projects have been certified with LEED or ENERGY STAR® ratings. We’ve highlighted some of these projects below.

In Larimer, three single-family homes have been LEED Platinum certified, at 241, 247, and 249 Larimer Avenue. The Platinum designation is the highest level of LEED certification that Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) offers.

On the subject of homes, all three Eastside III Buildings (East, Middle, and West) are LEED Gold certified as multi-family residential projects.

Tower Two Sixty, a LEED Core & Shell 2009 project, achieved a Silver Certification. The Two PNC Plaza Operations & Maintenance project was also awarded a Silver Certification, making it the first LEED v4 certified building in the region.

It has been a great couple of months for buildings working toward ENERGY STAR certification, as well.

The BNY Mellon Center, which first earned its ENERGY STAR label in 2008, climbed fourteen points from its 2013 score of 78 to achieve a score of 92 (on a 100-point scale, with higher scores being better) for 2016. BNY Mellon’s Client Service Center also achieved a score of 88, up three points from their previous label.

There were several newbies in the mix, including Fifth Avenue Place, which earned a score of 81;  20 Stanwix, with a score of 88; and the U.S. Steel Tower, which achieved a score of 76.

Congrats to all the projects in the region that have achieved a certification!


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