What does it mean to be GREEN?
Pittsburgh is a national leader in green building – constructing buildings with an emphasis on improving the health of humans and the environment, conserving energy and materials, and maintaining a high quality of life. Right now, engineers in southwestern Pennsylvania are on the cutting edge of developing new materials to replace those that are potentially hazardous to the environment and our heath, and to consume less energy when used in our homes. Visit Carnegie Science Center today to discover the science of being green.
The Highmark SportsWorks® building, completed in December 2009, is registered to become LEED certified. The building utilizes recycled content, regional materials, and large low-airflow paddle fans to circular air in lieu of traditional ductworks. By implementing Eaton Corporation's Integrated Facility Systems™ Switchboards with Power Xpert® 8000 Meter, Highmark SportsWorks® can use one combined unit to power various utilities and control systems. A portion of this equipment was made possible by an in-kind donation from Eaton. Renaissance 3 Architects, P.C., designed the bulding and management was done by Mascaro Construction of Pittsburgh.
Visit Carnegie Science Center today to discover the science of being green.