Energy Innovation Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

PITTSBURGH — A remarkable example of building reuse and historic restoration, a Pittsburgh state-of-the-art green building has successfully met the goal of achieving a high level LEED Platinum certification. The 200,000 square-foot Energy Innovation Center (EIC), which hosts trade apprenticeship programs, energy-related technology labs for five universities, co-working facilities, and other production, design, and workspaces […]

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EIC Newsletter Volume 2 No1

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Three Rivers WIB awarded $400K Strategic Innovation Grant in collaboration with UPMC and the Energy Innovation Center

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry awarded 14 groups $4 million in Strategic Innovation Grants to support the commonwealth’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Combined State Plan. The grants support Governor Wolf’s vision of “jobs that pay, schools that teach, and government that works” by encouraging creativity and innovation in workforce development depicted […]


United Rentals and the EIC Take a Progressive Approach to Safety Training for the Oil and Gas Industry

The modern recipe for vocational training begins with partnerships between industry, education and workforce development. The secret ingredient is the application of emerging technologies to move away from “one size fits all” and address specific training and safety goals. This is exactly what’s happening at the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in Pittsburgh, Pa. As part […]


EIC Happenings July 2016

In this Newsletter:  The EIC hosted the US African American Chamber of Commerce, the EIC graduated its first Building Trades Training Class (details inside), the EIC hosted the Canadian US Consulate, and so much more!…

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Pitt building lab space in Energy Innovation Center

As Western Pennsylvania becomes a growing cell of energy research and innovation, its nucleus is taking shape in a refurbished vo-tech school in the Hill District. The Energy Innovation Center, housed in the former Connelley Trade School along Bedford Avenue, has positioned itself as a collaborative space for private industry, universities and foundations to work […]

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Heinz Endowments refocuses its grantmaking strategy

Early this month, the Heinz Endowments invited leaders of local nonprofits that work on environmental and economic development issues to a half-day forum at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District. The 86 leaders gathered there rely on a piece of the more than $70 million in grants that the city’s second-largest foundation doles […]

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Press Release: Intro to the Trades Program to Begin in Pittsburgh

  Pittsburgh, PA — Pittsburgh Gateways, a non-profit economic development support organization and owner of the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in the Lower Hill District, is launching its “Intro to the Trades” Program in concert with the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania and 16 of the region’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Centers (JATCs). This six week […]

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The mission of the Energy Innovation Center is to contribute to socially responsible workforce development, foster energy and sustainable technology advancement, and assist in job creation through a commitment to diversity, innovation and comprehensive education.

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