ULI Pittsburgh gathered at the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) on November 9th to learn about and tour the unique facility. Bill Miller of the EIC spoke to the history of the 200,000 square-foot building and the EIC’s mission to engage corporate and community leaders, align workforce development and education, develop and demonstrate technology, and incubate businesses to support emerging clean and sustainable energy markets. Marc Mondor of evolveEA presented on the green adaptive reuse of the building and its high standards of sustainability and energy efficiency.
A 2015 award-winning project at ULI Pittsburgh’s Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence, this catalytic place has generated improvement and progress to the economic development and standard of living in its surrounding community. The building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is anticipated to be one of the only LEED Platinum designed structures to qualify for Historic Tax Credits. Today, the EIC is home to a wide variety of tenants, including local technological innovators, as well as local colleges and universities. Between these existing tenants and the potential for future tenant build-out, ULI Pittsburgh was able to observe why the EIC is generating an “energetic” buzz in a city that is truly a beacon for technological and sustainable advancement. Thank you to Event Champion, Dana Klann, and to our sponsors: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. and the Energy Innovation Center.
Pictured above (left to right): Dana Klann – CEC, Marc Mondor – evolveEA, Bill Miller – Energy Innovation Center.