PITT OHIO's signature commitment, "We're Always There For You!" goes beyond the treatment of our employees and customers. At PITT OHIO, "We're Always Thinking Green!" as well. We are a SmartWay Transportation Partner, but our commitment to sustainability and to the environment goes even further.
By actively trying to reduce our carbon footprint on the road and at our facilities, we are on the forefront in preserving our planet with our green initiatives. As our business grows, so does our miles driven by PITT OHIO trucks. So, our commitment to renewable energy, fuel efficiency and our planet as a whole is more critical than ever to our reducing our carbon output.
PITT OHIO will continue to look at innovative ways to help our planet and reduce our overall carbon footprint.
To sustain a healthy planet, PITT OHIO introduced green practices including renewable energy, recycling, EPA, and SmartWay Transport Partner. In collaboration with WindStax Energy, our renewable energy powered microgrid uses a patented, groundbreaking process that takes wind and solar energy into a battery system and the subsequent distribution of that power to points of use. PITT OHIO received a patent for this process in 2020.
PITT OHIO is proud to be an early adopter of advanced distributed energy resources (DER) using renewable energy at its terminals to help achieve our sustainability goals. Two of the company’s terminals are equipped with this patented renewable energy powered microgrid. Click here to read more about these facilities
To better assess the impact PITT OHIO’s business practices have on the environment, the company developed a Carbon Footprint Calculator we’ve named CO2 Track. The Calculator will also help PITT OHIO’s environmentally conscious customer’s measure their individual carbon footprints and how the distribution of their goods contributes to carbon emissions.
Our responsibility to the planet goes beyond our fleet of vehicles and includes the maintenance of our buildings as well. Both are done in a way to promote environmentally responsible, efficient and healthy places to work. New construction projects are designed to meet certain sustainability standards in water, energy, and material usage efficiency to reach LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification levels. To date, PITT OHIO has 5 buildings that achieved LEED status.
- Cincinnati Mechanic Shop, LEED Certified 2015
- Pittsburgh Mechanic Shop, LEED Gold 2017
- Pittsburgh Terminal, LEED Gold 2017
- East Windsor Terminal, Certified 2020
- Cleveland Terminal, Certified 2020