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February 19, 2009

Pitt steam plant wins award

The Carrillo Street Steam Plant, a joint project of Pitt and UPMC, was named a three-star winner of the Enviro-Star Awards by the Allegheny County Health Department. The award was created in 1997 to honor pollution prevention practices of businesses and organizations in the county.

“Three-star rankings are reserved for businesses and organizations that have gone above and beyond what is expected of them, regardless of monetary investment,” department officials stated.

Using new emission control technology, the steam plant has lowered mono-nitrogen oxide emissions to 9 parts per million and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 46 percent as compared to emissions from the Bellefield Boiler Plant.

The health department also praised Pitt for its energy conservation efforts through lighting upgrades, sensors and automated temperature controls, as well as for its recycling efforts.

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