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Energy Innovation Center

The Energy Innovation Center has redeveloped the former Connelley Trade School into a multi-disciplinary institution on energy research including workforce development training.

Hill District

1435 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The Energy Innovation Center has redeveloped the former Connelley Trade School into a multi-disciplinary institution on energy research and workforce development training.

Background

The Connelley Trade School, located in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, had a long history of vocational training since opening in 1931. The Energy Innovation Center has reimagined this legacy by transforming the former school into a “living laboratory” for energy efficiency, alternative energy, and energy production.

Schedule

The Energy Innovation Center opened in 2015.

Results

A 200,000 square foot center for industry-informed education and training programs and the co-location of collaborative university-industry partners, energy sector corporations, national energy research laboratories, and community organizations.

Facts

  • Developer: Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation/Energy Innovation Center Institute
  • Contractor: Mascaro Construction Company
  • Architect: DLA Architecture and Interior Design
  • Total Development Cost: $47,100,000
  • URA Support: $5,000,000 Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives New Market Tax Credit allocation
  • 200,000 square feet adaptive reuse of the former Connelley Trade School
  • 53 construction jobs created
  • 225 full-time equivalent jobs created
  • LEED Platinum Certification

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