The EIC will include state-of-the-art energy focused programming through a $60 million, 200,000 square foot LEED-certified renovation. This campus will house programs that will stimulate and capture green collar jobs in the Pittsburgh region by fostering and creating opportunities in education, training, research and product demonstration, commercialization and regional collaboration. The EIC is schedule to open in the fall of 2014.
Urban Innovation21 was instrumental in the strategic planning to convert the former Connelley School into the Energy Innovation Center (EIC). The first $250,000 to support this effort was provide by a local foundation to make sure the project connected with the communities interest as outlined in the PCKIZ.
Urban Innovation21 has played a key role in ensuring that the project is aligned with the community needs, and that once completed, this project will connect residents of the greater Hill District and other communities to the energy sector.