Sustainability initiative

Materials in action at Energy Innovation Center

Energy Innovation Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Energy Innovation Center, Pittsburgh PA

Covestro has played an active role in an initiative to transform the long-vacant Connelly Trade School in Pittsburgh into the Energy Innovation Center, or EIC. This project involves renovating more than 300,000 square feet of existing/new facilities to the LEED Platinum standard. The facility provides workforce, economic and community development with the ultimate goal of becoming known regionally, nationally and internationally as a “go-to” place for sustainable energy technologies and education.

Covestro’s involvement is multi-faceted. The company provided valuable technical expertise as well as a broad range of materials, including polyurethane insulation products and floor coatings, needed to take the EIC from a visionary concept to an energy-efficient, operating training and meeting center. Covestro’s involvement also plays another important role: reinforcing our strong commitment to the Pittsburgh community.