ECO SOLUTIONS

Pittsburgh

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  • Our most highly recommended route, the first leg of this trail, is a 33 mile round trip from Point State Park to McKeesport and back.

    • The entire Great Allegheny Passage spans 150 miles, and cyclists are welcome to explore the entire route.​

  • Eco Solutions along this trail include:

    • Fort Pitt Museum / John Heinz History Center

      • Geothermal Heat Pump System for Heating, Cooling & Humidification

      • Energy saving lighting

      • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) pumps and motors

      • CO2 sensors to reduce ventilation at times of low occupancy

      • Building Automation System (BAS) for HVAC, electrical and plumbing

    • Pittsburgh Technology Center

      • Remediated brownfield recreated as a tech office park​

      • Former site of the J&L Coke Works

      • First planned inner-city industrial development for R&D

      • Successful adaptive reuse of a former steel site

    • Mill 19

      • A brownfield remediation pursuing LEED Gold Certification

      • Has the largest solar array of its kind installed on the entire mill

      • Former mill renovated into a high tech office space and incubator for university groups and new firms

    • Rivers of Steel Homestead Works Pump House & Labyrinth​

      • Windstax vertical wind turbine funded by Epic Metals

      • Beautiful art project (labyrinth) that documents all of the former steel mill sites along the Monongahela River​

    • Bald eagles' nests

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