Consol Energy Center, Fairmont hotel go dark for Earth Hour



PITTSBURGH - The Consol Energy Center and Pittsburgh’s Fairmont hotel went dark for one hour Saturday night in honor of the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour.

According to a press release from the Consol Energy Center, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., 58 AEG-affiliated venues, including Consol Energy Center, in 40 cities, seven countries and four continents across the globe participated in the fifth consecutive year of Earth Hour by turning out all non-essential lights.

More than 60 Fairmont hotels around the world, including the one in Pittsburgh, also participated in energy-saving activities, according to a press release from the hotel.

Lights in the Fairmont hotel's lobby and Andy's Bar were replaced with over 100 luminaries and candles. Additionally, the engineering team turned off all of the hotel’s non-essential back-of-house lights and electronics.