Environmental Initiatives Recognition and Participation in the Community

UPMC Environmental Firsts

  • First health care organization to go smoke free across all facilities and during all shifts
  • First regional health care organization to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy on developing a health care energy efficiency program
  • First health care organization in the nation to insert a clean construction requirement into their construction RFP contracts
  • UPMC East was the first built regional new LEED hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was the first built LEED Children’s Hospital campus in Pennsylvania
  • UPMC hospital cafeterias were the first hospital commercial food services to sign on to Allegheny County’s Living Well Initiative and earn Sustainable Pittsburgh Sustainable Restaurant Certification
  • First and largest tenant to renovate all of their floors in the US Steel Tower, contributing to the US Steel Tower achieving Energy Star rating in 2016
  • Title sponsor of WalkPittsburgh, promoting active transportation

Recent Community Event Co-sponsorships

  • PRC West’s SWPA HHW community collections
  • PRC West’s ReUse Fest
  • Pittsburgh Earth Day Business Breakfast
  • Green Building Alliance Pittsburgh’s Emerald Evening Event
  • Engineering Sustainability Conference (biannual with University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh (active transportation)

UPMC’s External Sustainability Performance Participation

  • DOE’s Better Building Challenge 2020
  • Green Building Alliance’s Pittsburgh 2030
  • Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Sustainable Business Compact
  • Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Award

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