RIDC placed a high value on sustainability, says Don Smith, president of RIDC. “Given the future-looking orientation of our target tenants, it was even more important for us to incorporate the latest advances in renewable energy, water efficiency, and energy efficiency,” he says.
Smith says Mill 19 is the poster child for Pittsburgh’s future. “It reflects the industrial heritage and work ethic of our region and its role in the industrial age,” he says. “Yet its buildings and, more importantly, the tenants it is designed to accommodate, represent the emerging innovation industries that account for the bulk of our region’s current growth, as well as the brightest prospects for defining Pittsburgh’s future economic success.” Full article.