Frick Environmental Center

Project Details

Nature Center

Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Dedication Date:

Donation Type: Solar Electric


Claim to Fame: Helping to Build One of the Greenest Buildings in Pittsburgh!

Project Overview

The Frick Environmental Center will be a cutting-edge, environmentally sensitive building that will act as a living laboratory, providing children from all parts of the city with access to hands-on, experiential environmental education. The new Center will complement and restore the ecological and historical landscape of the park while enhancing visitor experience and understanding. Designed to meet the Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum standards for energy efficiency, the new Environmental Center will support its own needs for water and energy.

A large solar array will play a big part in the building's new design and it's being partially funded by a $63,400 grant from the Sun Club which is also providing permanent solar education components. The building's completion is expected in 2016.