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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Organization Type Museums, Parks & Zoos
Percentage Green Power 100.0%
Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product? Yes
Organization-wide Purchase Yes
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
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Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a Victorian glasshouse, gardens, and tropical forest conservatory recognized as a leader in green building development and sustainable operations. As part of its commitment to environmental awareness, Phipps purchases renewable energy credits (RECs) to cover its electricity use for the Conservatory campus and the Garden Center.

Phipps' investment in renewable energy coincides with an organization-wide commitment to minimize energy use in its operations and buildings. By investing in the production of electricity with renewable energy sources, Phipps is helping to support long term renewable energy development projects, thus contributing to the reduction of dependency on fossil fuels and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Phipps also seeks to extend sustainability beyond its glass walls by informing and inspiring others to live more sustainably.

"We're very excited to take this opportunity to significantly reduce our carbon footprint and encourage the production of electricity from renewable resources. Part of the Phipps mission is to advance sustainability through action. We've demonstrated that commitment in our buildings, our operations, and our programs. This renewable energy commitment is an investment in the environment and an investment in the future of our children and grandchildren," says Richard V. Piacentini, Executive Director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.


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