Green Initiative in Pittsburgh

Connelley Technical Institute Goes GREEN!

Under the ownership of Pittsburgh Green Innovators, Inc. (PGI), the 80-year-old former Connelley Technical Institute will become a green technology demonstration showcase that will continue to put Pittsburgh in the forefront of green-economy jobs – the $8 million in RACP funding announced this past week will be matched with another $8 million in private funds.

PGI is a collaboration of representatives from universities, labor unions, the Green Building Alliance, Hill House and a dozen other entities – it has raised $17 million from public and private donations toward an estimated $16.5 million for first-phase renovations. The entire project is expected to cost $40 million.

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