Energy Efficient Buildings Hub


In 2010, the Greater Philadelphia region celebrated the award of $129M from the U.S. DOE, EDA and other federal agencies to create the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB) at The Navy Yard Smart Energy Campus.  The EEB is a first-of-its-kind Energy-Regional Innovation Cluster (E-RIC) devoted to improving energy efficiency in buildings and promoting regional economic growth and job creation. Its comprehensive, innovative approach addresses issues of research, development and commercialization via established manufacturers, emerging enterprises, collaborative intellectual property management, workforce & education, and public policy. EEB, led by Penn State University, was selected through an aggressive national competition. This partnership to accelerate the regional innovation cluster represents more than 90 public, private and academic partners.

Ben Franklin is proud to be the commercialization partner for the EEB Hub, operating the EEB Hub Commercialization Center (HCC). The HCC, located at Building 101 in The Navy Yard, houses and supports startup, growth and established businesses, focused on improving energy efficiency in new and retrofitted buildings.

The HCC offers virtual programs and services through the Ben Franklin Navigator™ program.  The Ben Franklin Navigator™ creates linkages with companies regionally, nationally and internationally, who are interested in exploring regional opportunities, and being involved with the EEB Hub.

Learn more at the new website

View the EEB Hub overview video.

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