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Conservation Consultants

Founded in 1978 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, CCI's mission is to promote responsible energy and resource use in homes and buildings. CCI achieves its mission through education and the identification of efficiency improvements that helps its customers to:

  • Save money by reducing utility bills
  • Improve personal comfort, health and safety
  • Increase awareness of the positive benefits to our economy and national security afforded by energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Protect and preserve the environment by reducing the use of natural resources

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Learn by interacting with our solar demonstration devices to gain a basic understanding of how solar panels work to provide power without adding to global climate change or pollution. Discover the ways in which buildings use energy and natural resources, and how through thoughtful design and caring stewardship our building manages to use far less energy and natural resources less than a comparably personed and sized structure.
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The Building As a Teaching Tool
Tour one of the most energy-efficient and innovative buildings in Pittsburgh with a visit to the CCI Center. Using the CCI Center as a demonstration tool, docents help students to discover the ways in which buildings use energy and natural resources, and how through thoughtful design and caring stewardship our building manages to use far less energy and natural resources less than a comparably personed and sized structure. Building highlights include:
  • High-efficiency ENERGY STAR Furnaces and Chillers
  • Exposed ventilation ductwork throughout
  • T-8 and compact fluoresent lighting throughout
  • Plenty of natural daylighting
  • Generous numbers of recycling containers provided by our tenant and partner, the Pennsylvania Resources Council
  • A modular, extensive Green Roof
  • A Solar Domestic Hot Water Heating System
  • Three Solar Photovoltaic Arrays that generate electricity
  • Energy and water use demonstrations
  • An interactive kiosk to demonstrate the effectiveness of our solar systems
  • Zero VOC paints and finishes
  • And much, much more...
Learn by interacting with our solar demonstration devices to gain a basic understanding of how solar panels work to provide power without adding to global climate change or pollution.

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Learn which upgrades and appliances are worth investment and which could take up to 30 years to pay for themselves in energy savings. Discover opportunities to save money by reducing both gas and electric bills.
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Experts from CCI are available to speak to service clubs, community groups, neighborhood gatherings, church fellowships, and other organizations. Choose from the topics on this page and help everyone in your group to GetEnergySmarter!With only about 1% of the world's water supply available for people's needs it is important to use water wisely. Find out how small changes in our daily lives can help ensure there's water available for our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.How much impact does your family have on climate change? How can you reduce your environmental footprint? How does pollution impact each of us?Easy, productive ideas for energy-efficient home maintenance. Your group will discover opportunities to save money by reducing both gas and electric bills.

Become a smart shopper. Learn which upgrades and appliances are worth investment and which could take up to 30 years to pay for themselves in energy savings. This presentation shows how the behavior and maintenance habits of home residents can significantly affect their energy consumption.

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Learn about CCI
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Check out this short 2-minute video to learn about CCI
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On July 19, 2014, two of the top performers in the 2013-2014 Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge, ALCOSAN and Conservation Consultants, Inc., were interviewed on "Talking Pittsburgh," a special segment on WPXI-TV, Channel 11.
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Esmart 3 energy action audits survey the energy consumption of homes in the Pittsburgh region. This includes checking levels of insulation, efficiency of HVAC equipment and energy leaks like drafts in doorways and windows. The audit results in a prioritized list of suggested weatherization measures as well as referrals to pertinent local contractors. Call 1-877-E-Smart3 for your audit today. A service of Conservation Consultants Inc. Offices in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Competencies

  • Business: Green Technologies
  • Science & Math: Biology
  • Science & Math: Earth & Environment

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