Navy Yard Blog

Amenities

May 23, 2019

Philadelphia Navy Yard Adds New Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers

The Navy Yard is excited to announce the installation of new electric vehicle (EV) chargers. Two additional public chargers are now available on 13th Street between Intrepid Avenue and Normandy Place and are easily identifiable by the on-street green parking spaces.

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Amenities

January 4, 2019

101 Ways Navy Yard Visitors Discovered the Yard in 2018!

From Sea Monsters to Naval Ships, Sunsets and Office Life, there is always something to discover at the Navy Yard. Check out 101 ways Navy Yard Visitors Discovered the Yard in 2018!

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Innovation

March 18, 2018

PIDC Announces Selection of Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) as Investment Partner in New StartupPHL Seed Fund II

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and partner with the City of Philadelphia in the StartupPHL initiative, today announced  Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin), a leading seed stage capital provider for the region’s technology sector, will be the new investment fund manager for StartupPHL Seed Fund II. With a target of $5 million and a focus on

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Development Updates

January 30, 2018

Ameresco and PIDC Celebrate Completion of 6 MW Natural Gas-fired Peaking Plant Project at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Navy Yard, today announced the final completion of the six megawatt (6 MW) natural gas-fired peaking plant at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, and that the plant is now operational.

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Development Updates

August 2, 2017

Community Solar Coming to the Navy Yard

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, today announced the start of construction on the first phase of a community-shared solar power project at the Navy Yard. The initial installation includes 1,295 solar panels on a rooftop in the Navy Yard and will provide a total of 440kW system capacity for the district. The Navy Yard

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Energy

March 29, 2016

U.S. Department of Energy Selects The Navy Yard as a Location for Testing Micro-PMU Technology

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, announced today that The Navy Yard has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the site for a study on new technology for advanced electrical distribution and controls. The study will focus on how to make local electric distribution systems more reliable and create additional capabilities

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Energy

October 31, 2014

Alstom receives $1.2M DOE funding to advance Philadelphia microgrid project

Alstom has been awarded $1.2M by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve grid resiliency through the advancement of microgrid technology. Alstom will research and design a community microgrid system in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), which provides water, wastewater and storm water services for greater Philadelphia, and PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic

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Events

May 5, 2014

3D Printing Comes to The Navy Yard

This month’s Tenant Spotlight features DVIRC at The Navy Yard, located at Building 100 Innovation Center, 4801 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.  Advanced manufacturers can learn more about Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)! DVIRC, with support from NextFab, will offer technical training classes at DVIRC’s Navy Yard office during May and June.

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Energy

January 23, 2014

Mayor Nutter Announces New Energy Efficiency Firm to Establish U.S. Headquarters in Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced today (January 23, 2014) that Australian energy efficiency firm Ecosave, Inc. has chosen the Philadelphia Navy Yard as the location for its U.S. headquarters. This move further cements Philadelphia’s position as America’s energy efficiency hub. The City of Philadelphia worked closely with a number of partners including the Commonwealth of

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Development Updates

September 16, 2013

Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners Earn LEED® Gold Certification at 150 Rouse Blvd.

Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners announced on September 4th, 2013 that it has received LEED® Gold certification under the Core & Shell™ rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council at 150 Rouse Boulevard in The Navy Yard Corporate Center.  The accreditation is the seventh for the Liberty Property/Synterra team at The Navy Yard,

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Energy

May 15, 2013

MaGrann Associates’ Navy Yard Office Achieves LEED® Gold Certification

MaGrann Associates is a national leader in energy efficiency/green building consulting and engineering, specializing in in energy efficiency and green building. MaGrann opened their Philadelphia office in One Crescent Drive at The Navy Yard in 2011. For 30 years, MaGrann has focused on bringing applied building science to the residential housing market helping builders, developers,

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Energy

May 13, 2013

GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Project Underway

A powerful collaboration of researchers, manufacturers and economic development officials are embarking on a groundbreaking demonstration project for smart-grid, net zero energy buildings called the GridSTAR Center — a Smart Energy Campus initiative at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Spearheaded by Penn State with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and

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Development Updates

May 2, 2013

Groundbreaking for the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) took place on April 24th to celebrate the development of two new buildings at The Navy Yard. With support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Penn State University is developing two buildings to advance the EEB Hub’s unique dual

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