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Lighten up: How the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation impacted Pittsburgh's new LED lighting program

PITTSBURGH  (February 8, 2012) ... Last week, Pittsburgh began converting the streetlights in 32 business districts from high-pressure sodium lights to more sustainable LED ones - a $2.5 million project with $865,000 in grant funding. The city estimates it will reduce electricity usage for those lights by 60 percent. Pittsburgh Councilman Bill Peduto explains how the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation at the Swanson School of Engineering helped to launch the project, and what it means for Pittsburgh's neighborhoods.  Read more in Pittsburgh City Paper.





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