Phipps Conservatory (Allegheny County). The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (SCL) at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in
Pittsburgh exceeds LEED Platinum certification criteria and is participating in the Living Building Challenge. WPPSEF is a proud SCL funding partner.
Bear Creek Wind Farm (Carbon County). WPPSEF worked with Community Energy and the other Pennsylvania sustainable energy funds to support the construction of the 24 MW wind farm.
Keystone HELP (Statewide in PA). WPPSEF and AFC First worked to develop and pilot a residential energy lending program to support the purchase of ENERGY STAR labeled products.
The program received significant support from Pennsylvania’s Treasury Department which allowed the program to grow statewide and receive national accolades.
Elk Country Visitor Center (Elk County). The Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) worked with WPPSEF to construct an Elk Country Campus Outdoors Building (ECCO) that will be used for KECA educational events. In Phase I, the building is being heated with a Froling biomass boiler coupled with thermal storage to provide radiant floor heating. Phase II, in spring 2015, will enclose the building with retractable NanaWall folding glass doors and formal submission to acquire LEED certification.
Saint Vincent College (Westmoreland County). Saint Vincent and WPPSEF partnered to install a 22 kW solar PV system on the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion.
The solar PV system is one of many sustainable energy technologies that enabled the building to obtain LEED Gold certification.
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The need for clean, reliable electricity is at the heart of our daily lives and our nation’s economy. We use electricity every day to illuminate, heat, and cool our homes and businesses; to refrigerate and cook our food; to power our computers and recharge our smart phones; and to manufacture a myriad of consumer products that enhance the quality of our lives. Think of the last time that you did not have electricity and how you felt when the power was restored.
The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) was founded to promote the deployment of sustainable energy technologies within the 23-county West Penn Power service region. Our financing programs are focused on:
- Deployment of renewable and clean energy power production
- Innovative energy efficiency and conservation technologies
- Public outreach and education