Resources for a sustainable world

Project Stormwater

Project Stormwater

Many people in Pittsburgh are talking about green infrastructure. You might have recently read about local organizations like the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority using this term when talking about stormwater management or urban design strategies. As support grows for the use of systems like green roofs, stormwater capture and reuse, land-based...
Sustainable Business Strategies

Sustainable Business Strategies

As a small business, we know the challenges that come with trying to integrate best green practices into the workplace. We have looked to experts like Sustainable Pittsburgh and the Green Building Alliance to help us identify the value in greener operations. Our team can help find incentives and develop strategies...
Affordable & Profitable Sustainability

Affordable & Profitable Sustainability

DECO is more than just planning and research. We provide “boots on the ground” services. This allows you to focus on what you do best. You can run your business while we help make your vision a reality. Contact us to learn how environmental sustainability can be profitable for your...
Green Home Products

Green Home Products

DECO’s Green Home is a line of residential green infrastructure products designed to promote sustainable living. See “Our Services” or click below to visit our store where you can purchase a rain barrel and see what else we have to offer!
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Lots of Pride Garden

Lots of Pride Garden

Through collaboration with the South Hilltop Men’s Group , the City of Pittsburgh, and the Allegheny County Conservation District, four vacant City-owned lots in Pittsburgh’s Beltzhoover neighborhood have been designated for the creation of the Lots of Pride Garden. This project, founded on the intersection of environmental science and community development, will serve as a point of research...
Lead in Pittsburgh

Lead in Pittsburgh

The topic of Lead contamination in water and soil has been widely discussed in the media recently. From the national media to the local level, a lot of information about known and possible contamination has been pushed into the spotlight. With the attention placed on the challenges our community is facing with Lead, many people...
Creating an Environment of Equity

Creating an Environment of Equity

Environmental protection is social justice. Too often, low-income residents are disproportionately affected by environmental contamination and pollution. Additionally, these communities are left with few affordable options to support sustainability in their neighborhoods. Our partners see Green Infrastructure as a powerful tool in reversing the effects of urban blight. We seek projects that support sustainable development, promote equity, and...
Celebrating Solar

Celebrating Solar

DECO Resources was founded with a mission to provide environmentally sustainable solutions for businesses and residents. We believe that it is possible for the built environment to enhance, not hurt, the natural world. Our unique green design process starts with environmental analysis of air, soil, and water to assess potential contamination. Next, we engineer solutions...
Get Involved

Get Involved

We are excited to announce that DECO Resources is now accepting and generating time credits. A time credit is a social currency that is earned through volunteering and can then be redeemed at local businesses and institutions. Created by involveMINT,  this system rewards people who volunteer with discounts and networking opportunities. Discounts DECO is offering discounted soil and water tests....
Penn Forest Water Management

Penn Forest Water Management

When Pete and Nancy approached DECO about aquaponics for their business, our team was a little surprised. We have worked with a variety of businesses on all types of environmental sustainability projects, but none of us had worked with a cemetery before. “Why does a cemetery need aquaponics?” We asked. After our first visit to...
Winter Rain Barrel Maintenance

Winter Rain Barrel Maintenance

As much as we don’t want to acknowledge it, winter is coming. With it comes cold weather, ice, and snow that can damage outdoor equipment like rain barrels. At DECO, we recommend the following steps to keep your stormwater management infrastructure in good working order. Typical freeze dates range from October 15 through April 15....
Make It Green

Make It Green

Get ready for robots and circuits, 3D printers and hand-made crafts, the Maker Faire is coming October 15-16 to Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood. Visit Buhl Community Park, the Children’s Museum, and Nova Place Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm to explore, do fun hands-on activities, and (of course) make cool things. Demystifying the...
Millvale and Rainwater

Millvale and Rainwater

DECO celebrates three years in business on August 1st and we will be marking the occasion with some great news and a lot of fun. From the beginning, our team has worked in renewable energy, water management, and green technology. We’ve installed more than 40 rain barrels throughout Allegheny County and other Green Infrastructure projects with partners...
Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

DECO’s President & Environmental Director, Anthony, founded a community garden in Pittsburgh’s Southside neighborhood in 2009. One of the first things he did was test the soil. Although he was aware that contamination in urban soils was common, it was difficult to interpret the results. Manganese and Barium? There were no resources to explain what...
Hands-on Learning with Stormwater

Hands-on Learning with Stormwater

Learning is more fun when the topic you’re studying is relevant. We know that most people usually don’t think about where their water comes from or goes to. Even if you’re interested, the water cycle is a complex system and can be difficult to understand. Hands-on activities that demonstrate simple parts of the water cycle make...
Sustainable Connectivity

Sustainable Connectivity

Please register for free on our Eventbrite page. Connecting People & Communities This month, we are teaming up with Meta Mesh Wireless Communities to explore how free public networking over WiFi can help connect people and improve the sustainability and resiliency of our neighborhoods. This workshop will introduce you to technology like routers, antennas, and solar power backup...