A renovation of two turn-of-the century buildings in the historic South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the CCI Center serves as an education center and hub for environmental organizations. The adaptive reuse of the building used exterior design consistent with the neighborhood. Rooftop gardens are maintained with water from rain cisterns. Energy-saving features of the project include daylighting, shading, natural ventilation, and photovoltaic panels. Local, reused, recycled, and nontoxic materials were used throughout.
U.S. Green Building Council LEED-EB Pilot (January 2002) -- Level: Gold (47 points)