Thursday, June 9, 2011
First Quarter, 2011
GPIC, under the oversight of a diverse group of public and private partners led by The Penn State University, and including Carnegie Mellon University, will be a first-of-its-kind center devoted to increasing the energy efficiency of buildings that will serve as a regional and national hub for research into building energy efficiency and the commercialization and manufacturing of new energy efficiency technologies.
Located at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, the goals of the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) are to improve energy efficiency and operability and reduce carbon emissions of new and existing buildings, and to stimulate private investment and quality job creation in the Greater Philadelphia region, the larger Mid-Atlantic region, and beyond. The GPIC will focus on full spectrum retrofit of existing average size commercial and multifamily residential buildings.