Pittsburgh’s shiny green steel

I am off to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for two days attending a US bash given by the Germany-based specialty chemicals company Lanxess. The company is also celebrating their recent quarterly profit.

In case I’ll be too muddled with their champagne and wine to be able to concentrate on posting any witty green news comments, I’ll leave you today with this interesting video by ZDNet.com about Pittsburgh trying to shed its image of a gritty, grimy steel town starting with the construction of their new convention center, which is said to be one of the most environment-friendly buildings of its size in the US.

The building was awarded gold-level certification on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ratings scale set up by the U.S. Green Building Council.

[Thanks to GreenTechnoLog for the video tip]



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