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Archive for November, 2013

Greening the U.S. Steel Tower

UPMC and the UPMC Health Plan occupy 40 percent of the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh, or roughly 900,000 square feet of office space, spread across 23 of the building’s 64 floors. The U.S. Steel Tower is the most iconic building in the Pittsburgh region and is the largest structure between Chicago and Philadelphia. As part of UPMC’s environmental initiatives, efforts began in 2007 to lighten our ecological footprint by retrofitting all of these floors to be more sustainable and to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) “Silver” certification in the Commercial Interiors category. (more…)

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