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Dark Sky

Mayor Peduto Introduces First-in-the-Nation Dark Sky Lighting Legislation for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

On August 24, 2021, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced a new "Dark Sky Lighting" ordinance for all city parks, facilities and street lights.

Dark Sky Lighting supports the city’s Climate Action Plan commitment to increase energy efficiency to reduce waste and improve building operations. Under the ordinance, the City will adhere to Dark Sky principles for its newly installed or retrofitted streetlights, newly constructed and renovated park spaces and playgrounds as well as newly constructed and renovated City-owned buildings.

Read Mayor Peduto's press release here.

Read the Post-Gazette article here.

Learn about the Metro21 project here.