The newly renovated, LEED Platinum Energy Innovation Center (EIC), is a collaborative hub that supports the Pittsburgh region’s emerging clean technologies. High-tech building materials can be found throughout the historic facility, showcasing chemistry as a sustainable solution and helping the Energy Innovation Center maintain its sustainable footprint.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the history of the Energy Innovation Center – Pittsburgh project and how LEED Platinum Certification and Historic Tax Credits were achieved simultaneously.
  • Review how closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation met wall assembly challenges.
  • Explore how polyiso board insulation met roofing design challenges at the Energy Innovation Center.
  • Describe how two-component waterborne polyurethane coatings were used on both concrete and wood floorings, as well as for an innovative wall coating.

Pre-requisites: None