News and Events

March 30, 2011

The Penn State Center will host a series of technical workshops focusing on Pennsylvania EPA Storm Water Best Management Practices, as well as Green Infrastructure as defined by 3 Rivers Wet Weather.To kick off the series, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, José Almiñana, a current member of the Technical Core Committee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), and his associate, Laura Hansplant from...

December 20, 2010

Six municipalities and communities along the Allegheny and Ohio rivers — Natrona, Springdale, Sharpsburg, Etna, Carnegie, and Coraopolis — are working with The Penn State Center to take a greener and more collaborative approach to addressing common infrastructure problems."We're giving them training and tools to take a more environmentally and economically sustainable approach," explained Lisa...

May 5, 2010

A project to install a green roof on the county office building has developed into a partnership among Allegheny County, Highmark, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and The Penn State Center to promote the advantages of green roofs in the city of Pittsburgh. In April, installation of a green roof on the county office building began with the preparation of the existing surface."This project...

May 5, 2010

Penn State was recently awarded $2 million for the creation of a regional Mid-Atlantic Solar Resource and Training Center serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware. Solar train-the-trainer facilities will be located at the Pittsburgh Green Innovators building and at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.The solar train-the-trainer initiative will provide online, classroom, and hands...

May 5, 2010

Nine utility companies in Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are engaged in U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Investment projects. These multi-state projects will improve grid efficiency and operations, reduce peak load demand, and enhance grid reliability by installing more than 12 million smart meters. Penn State was recently awarded $5 million to develop and...

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