Pitt Receives $281,564 from the Green Building Alliance's Product Innovation Grants Program

12-13-07

Through a competitive selection process, the University of Pittsburgh received 3 of 7 awards by the Green Building Alliance's (GBA) Product Innovation Grants which seek to develop and introduce green building products to the marketplace. GBA's Product Innovation Grants support the final commercialization steps for tangible building products or processes that contribute to the economic, environmental and social benefits of green buildings.

Congratulations to the Pitt Awardees:

  • Ductmate Industries and Dr. Patrick Smolinski, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. ($100,000)
  • Tegrant Corporation and Dr. Melissa Bilec, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Assistant Director, Mascaro Sustainability Initiative, Dr. Amy Landis, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Dr. Kim Needy, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering. ($100,000)
  • Iron Oxide Recovery, Hedin Environmental and Rosemary Capo, Professor of Geological and Planetary Sciences. ($81,564)

Proposals for the next round of funding are due in March 2008

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