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November Construction Update at The Navy Yard

As we move into the cooler months, The Navy Yard is still moving full steam ahead with 4 construction and renovation projects! The square footage of these four buildings together represents more than 218,000 square feet of new space at The Navy Yard, as well as over $80 million of investment. Keep reading for details on these projects! Read more

March Construction Update at The Navy Yard

The Navy Yard welcomes spring with a campus full of buzzing activity, including five new construction and renovation projects! The square footage of these five buildings together represents more than 310,000 square feet of new space at The Navy Yard, as well as over $120 million of investment. Keep reading for details on these projects! Read more

GridSTAR Center

GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Project Underway

A powerful collaboration of researchers, manufacturers and economic development officials are embarking on a groundbreaking demonstration project for smart-grid, net zero energy buildings called the GridSTAR Center — a Smart Energy Campus initiative at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia.

Spearheaded by Penn State with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), the GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Structure is the first phase of the GridSTAR Center and will serve as a valuable hub for workforce training, building performance testing, energy management research and “smart” microgrid modernization deployments. Strategically located at The Navy Yard — which serves as a shining example of energy-related innovation and research — the structure is slated for completion this summer.

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Groundbreaking for the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) took place on April 24th to celebrate the development of two new buildings at The Navy Yard. With support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Penn State University is developing two buildings to advance the EEB Hub’s unique dual mission– reducing regional energy use in existing commercial buildings by 20% by 2020 with cost-effective solutions, and promoting regional economic growth and job creation. Special guests Governor Corbett, Mayor Nutter, Penn State president Rodney A. Erickson, and Kathleen Hogan, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), attended the celebration.

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Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is considered the most successful redevelopment of a former military facility in the country and today is a growing community where companies and their employees thrive. Future growth will support up to 10 million square feet of commercial and residential development.

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