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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...

May 5, 2010

In many low-income urban neighborhoods, residents do not have access to fresh produce or other healthy food. Students in a food products marketing course participated in a project to develop a food retailing plan for eight marginalized communities in the Pittsburgh area.To kick off the project, Deno De Ciantis, director of the Penn State Center and former board president for the Pittsburgh Food...

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