2018 Champion City

Pittsburgh, PA : 2018 Champion City

Bringing Housing Stock up to Scratch with Collaborative Energy Retrofits

  • 303,625

    Population
  • William Peduto

    Mayor
  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term

The Problem

An aging and inefficient housing stock has made Pittsburgh the sixth worst city in the country for residential energy burden; resulting in its residents spending more than double the national average on utility bills.

TheĀ Idea

The City of Pittsburgh will increase demand for retrofitting residential properties by reducing costs through group purchasing of materials and the facilitation of DIY product installation.


What Mayor William Peduto is saying:

This funding will help Pittsburgh reach its goal of 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2035, which has been challenging living in a fossil-fuel rich region like Pennsylvania.

William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA