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Greener Operations

Greener Operations

As a small business, we know that 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...
Creative Design

Creative Design

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Most people apply this adage to waste, they might recycle something instead of throwing it away. DECO can help you save money by incorporating the three R’s into the design of your project. Reduce cost by eliminating unnecessary materials, reuse items where possible, and integrate recycled or...
Benefits of Sustainability

Benefits of Sustainability

Sustainability is more than a buzz word. It is a method of operating a business that puts equal emphasis on people and the planet as well as profit. We believe that running a sustainable business makes sense for every organization, from organic food co-ops and bike shops to restaurants and...
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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...
Make it Rain!

Make it Rain!

Join us Saturday, April 16 from 2-5 pm at the Work Hard office at 744 E Warrington Ave in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood to learn how stormwater management can help you save money while improving the environment. This event is fun for the whole family. We will have educational activities for children and resources for property...
Sustainability Carnaval

Sustainability Carnaval

Join us on Tuesday, February 9th for our first Sustainability Caranaval. What is Carnaval? Carnaval is the Brazilian celebration of Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. It is a community-wide celebration with bright colors, music, and food. We have partnered with Farm Truck Foods and Simpatico Espresso to bring this exciting festival to you! Every Tuesday...
2015 In Review

2015 In Review

As 2015 draws to a close, the team at DECO Resources would like to take some time to reflect on some of the things we accomplished this year, thank those who have helped us, and provide a glimpse into the next year. Our team worked on a wide variety of projects with our partners and clients...
Ed-Tech Mission to Mars

Ed-Tech Mission to Mars

A large part of our mission at DECO is to foster interest and promote education in science and technical fields. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are core subject areas that can lead to exciting and productive careers. With the addition of art, the acronym STEAM is used to describe a powerful educational platform that encourages creativity...
Sustainable Grounds

Sustainable Grounds

Today we are honoring our nations veterans for their service and sacrifice. A single day of reflection stands as a mere starting point in celebrating the brave heroes of the armed services. We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new program that will provide new opportunities and green jobs for local veterans throughout...
River Town Rain Barrel Initiative

River Town Rain Barrel Initiative

Western Pennsylvania is no stranger to rain. According to US Climate Data, our region receives an average of nearly 35 inches of rain every year. Historically, the way our cities dealt with rain water was to simply move it downstream. Not only does this have a negative impact on water quality and potentially devastating consequences for...
Umbrella Cafe

Umbrella Cafe

Growing a small business is hard. Will you be able to keep up with demand? Will your cash flow meet your needs? Even basic requirements, like finding an affordable space, can make or break a company. Three local food-based businesses were facing these challenges and discovered a sustainable solution together. Coworking in the Kitchen The...
PWSA Green Infrastructure Video Series

PWSA Green Infrastructure Video Series

What is green infrastructure and how might it benefit you? DECO Resources will demonstrate an answer to this question through a short video series following a bicycle tour to highlight some of the regions best examples of stormwater management practices. The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority announced DECO as one of 17 projects to be funded in their...