“The U.S. Steel Tower has seen a 40 percent drop in water and electricity consumption since 2010, as building management and its tenants have pursued sustainability designations such as LEED and Energy Star certifications. They have made a host of upgrades in the process, including installing LED lights in 60 percent of the facility and new bathroom fixtures such as dual-flushing toilets.
“‘What those things all add up to is a lower operating cost, which is great from the point of view of investors, as well as a more attractive space, which is great from the point of view of potential tenants,’ said Marc Mondor, principal and co-founder of Evolve, a Pittsburgh-based green building firm that helped with the upgrades.”
FULL STORY published September 201. 2018 via 90.5 WESA