The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has been awarded a $230,000 grant from the Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund toward the green building and renewable attributes of the in construction Engineering & Technology Building.
The grant will fund a rooftop solar array on a new academic building is pursuing LEED certification and will house Pitt Bradford’s new engineering technology programs on campus, including energy engineering technology.
The solar array is projected to produce ~113,000 kWh/year; an associated building dashboard that will aid in community education and engagement. The building is expected to be complete in Fall 2022.
The Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund advisory committee appreciated that the project aligns closely with the fund’s mission, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Associate Director Angie Berzonski said. When complete, the Pitt-Bradford engineering building will be the third LEED certified building in McKean County. The Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund provides financial support to promote renewable and clean energy, energy conservation and efficiency, and sustainable energy businesses within the former service territories of Met Ed and Penelec.