Save Your Energy – Pittsburgh Tops the List Again

The Pittsburgh 2030 District has something to brag about. This initiative, created by the Green Building Alliance, aims to cut energy, water and transportation-related emissions by the year 2030. Pittsburgh has 438 participating buildings, at a total of 68.2 million square feet. The Steel City joined the challenge in 2012 and makes up the largest 2030 District of 12 participating cities in the country.

Pittsburgh’s 2030 buildings reduced energy use by 12.5 percent, water use by 10.3 percent, and transportation emissions by 24.2 percent. The latter exceeds the 2020 goal of 20 percent.

Accordingly, the city is on track to hit each five-year marker.

What other cities are participating? Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article now.

 

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U.S. Natural Gas Production – The Good News Is…..

The Marcellus Shale and Pennsylvania led the way in U.S. natural gas production in 2015. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Pennsylvania had record daily average figures last year with 79 billion cubic feet produced per day – up five percent from the year prior. Pennsylvania was the second highest gas producing state with Ohio and West Virginia coming in closely behind.

Unfortunately, the state’s 2015 growth was less than the growth reported in 2014 over 2013. Drops in natural gas prices and cutbacks in rigs and employment led to a decrease in growth in the Marcellus and everywhere else. Some positive news – overall production is trending upward.

Click here to read the entire Pittsburgh Business Times article.

 

Looking to Retire?

Are you looking for a place with lower taxes, great medical facilities and recreation? Do you need to find an ideal city where you can retire?  According to SmartAsset, Canonsburg is the place for you.

The Canonsburg zip code ranked number one out of 186 towns and the best place for retirees. They considered North Strabane and Cecil Township included in this area as well.

Canonsburg wasn’t the only Pennsylvania town identified. Read the Pittsburgh Business Times article and The Observer-Reporter article to find out more.