Green Building Alliance receives $1M state grant, expected to create 75 jobs

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Philadelphia University’s Engineering and Design Institute and Pittsburgh-based Green Building Alliance received a $1 million state grant for the Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership, now in its third year.
 
The partnership, which also includes Temple, Villanova, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State universities, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, is designed to grow the rapidly emerging green building market in Pennsylvania.
 
Since it was established in 2006, the partnership has provided direct assistance in the design and manufacture of green building products, as well as promoting commercialization and innovation and building awareness through community outreach and training.
 
Gov. Ed Rendell announced the funding last week as part of a $13 million statewide investment in a variety of programs. The partnership is expected to assist at least 175 businesses, create 75 jobs and retain another 150 this year.
 
Source: Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority
Writer: John Davidson
 
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