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Community Energy Solar Begins Construction of Pennsylvania’s Largest Green Energy Project

Community Energy Solar Begins Construction of Pennsylvania’s Largest Green Energy Project

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Work has started at Keystone Solar Project located along Lancaster Pike south of the city of Lancaster, PA, soon after Community Energy Solar announced it had closed financing on the six megawatt development. Community Energy Solar’s retail marketing division and Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, one of…

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New Community Center Planned for Chinatown

New Community Center Planned for Chinatown

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Philadelphia’s vibrant Chinatown is one step closer to having a new community center that will replace a parking lot located at the corner of 10th and Vine Streets. In November 2011 the City Planning Commission received a project notification issued by the Philadelphia Chinatown Development…

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Net-Zero Energy Homes Coming to Northern Liberties

Net-Zero Energy Homes Coming to Northern Liberties

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Philadelphia is one step closer to becoming the nation’s greenest city. Maryland-based Nexus EnergyHomes teamed up with Philadelphia officials and private investors to create the city’s first net-zero energy housing development in the Northern Liberties community, on the site of a former fish wholesale market.…

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USM HQ Receives LEED Silver Certification

USM HQ Receives LEED Silver Certification

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor USM Inc., a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. which provides interior and exterior facilities maintenance programs, was recently awarded LEED Silver CI (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors) certification for its headquarter building in Norristown. The $9 million facility replaced the former…

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Renovation Plans Announced for Philadelphia Eagles’ Stadium

Renovation Plans Announced for Philadelphia Eagles’ Stadium

A major makeover has been announced for Philadelphia Eagles’ home stadium, the 10-yeard-old Lincoln Financial Field located at 1020 Pattison Avenue. In an effort to enhance the fan experience and generate additional revenue from the 69,000-seat sports venue, stadium officials are ready to invest $60 to $100 million in renovating…

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Temple University to Break Ground on $100 M Tech Center

Temple University to Break Ground on $100 M Tech Center

Temple University’s main campus in Philadelphia is set to expand with a new 250,000-square-foot Science, Education and Research Center (SERC) to provide more space and advanced technology for university students and research personnel alike.…

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CH2M HILL-Led JV Lands $6.4 Billion Airport Expansion

CH2M HILL-Led JV Lands $6.4 Billion Airport Expansion

A joint venture led by Denver, Colorado-based CH2M HILL, an international program and construction management firm, and including Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA) and CMTS, Inc. (CMTS), two leaders of project and construction management, was awarded by the City of Philadelphia the $6.4 billion expansion project at the Philadelphia International…

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Non-Profit Organizations to Rehab Derelict Homes in Overbrook; Developer Plans 722 Rental Units in Southwest Philly

Non-Profit Organizations to Rehab Derelict Homes in Overbrook; Developer Plans 722 Rental Units in Southwest Philly

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor June 14-16 will mark the start of a major rehabilitation project in Overbrook, a West Philadelphia neighborhood with below-average income rates. Volunteers from local companies, community leaders and officials are expected to join in for the rehabilitation of nearly 30 derelict homes and also participate…

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City-Owned Vacant Property Sales Made Easier with New Online Tool

City-Owned Vacant Property Sales Made Easier with New Online Tool

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) has shared details about a much-needed initiative to develop an online vacant property database that will integrate a large number of city-owned empty buildings and blighted parcels.…

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Downsized Marina View Project Could Roll Out Again, Needs Improvement

Downsized Marina View Project Could Roll Out Again, Needs Improvement

Marina View, a failed 30-story, $100 million project proposed by developer Lou Cicalese in 2005 for Philadelphia’s Central Delaware Waterfront, could see new life as a scaled-down apartment building. As reported by the Philadelphia Business Journal, the developer has teamed up with the same contractors—Ensemble Real Estate Investments and BLT…

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Building 661 at Navy Yard to Become EEB Hub Headquarters

Building 661 at Navy Yard to Become EEB Hub Headquarters

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The long-vacant Building 661 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard will become the new headquarters of the U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub for Energy-Efficient Buildings (EEB Hub), a federally funded organization launched in January 2011 by Pennsylvania State University and formerly known as the Greater…

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New Upscale Hotels Take Over Center City Philadelphia

New Upscale Hotels Take Over Center City Philadelphia

Boston-based hospitality Sonesta International Hotels, which operates nearly 30 luxury hotels catering to premium business and leisure travelers, will open its first hotel in Pennsylvania on June 18. The new Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia will replace the existing Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Downtown, the only hotel to be found on Market Street…

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