Today officially marks the first full year of operation at DECO Resources, LLC. We want to thank everyone who has helped us along the way. Pittsburgh is a great place to start a business, as we have found tremendous support from the local community. Over the past year, we have received collaboration from would-be competitors, support from potential clients, and a general enthusiasm for our products and services. This support has helped us grow and create better products and services.

Part of our way to say thank you to our supporters was by offering a fun 1-year anniversary Green Quiz in two parts. We want to thank everyone who participated in our quiz. The results from Part 2 are posted below:

ANSWERS

Which is often cited as the most sustainable city in the USA? Portland (With your help, we can give them a tougher competition!)

How many LEED-certified buildings are in Pittsburgh? 39

What is cited as the top source of water consumption in homes? toilets

About what percentage of the energy from coal is actually converted into electricity we can use? 33%

How much of the original energy produced in coal-fired electrical plants is converted to actual light in an incandescent bulb? 2% 

How much of the original energy produced in coal-fired electrical plants is converted to actual light in a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb? 5%

At what rank does the United States stand in terms of environmental sustainability worldwide? 86th

Half of America’s electricity comes from: coal

Which state in the US uses the most renewable energy? Idaho

Which state leads with the most LEED Certified Green Buildings? Illinois

Does a “green” building cost more to build than a conventional building? Not necessarily. It can cost less if it incorporates green features early in the design phase

If the environmental effects of gasoline were factored in the price, how much would it be per gallon? More than $10.00 per gallon

Which of these regions on earth is warming the fastest? Polar Regions

Which is the international treaty that sets binding obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases? Kyoto Protocol 

Which of the following is NOT a greenhouse gas? Carbon Monoxide (This might be surprising, but CO is short-lived in the atmosphere due to high reactivity and solubility, and hence not considered to be a GHG)

What is the percentage of waste that went to the landfill in 2012? 54%