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On Thursday, March 16, 2017, on a cold and blustery day, we held an Opening Event Celebration of our Off-Grid DC-Powered Laboratory project at 7280 Fleury Way in Homewood, PA.  This event, which was sponsored by The Business of Humanity® Project and the Oasis Farm & Fishery Project, was attended by over 60 people representing local colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, foundations, corporations and government offices.  We were honored to have both County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto speak at this event and help us to dedicate an official plaque to mark this special occasion.

Please click on the slideshow link below to see exclusive photos of the event and reception, which was held at the nearby W.A.R.M. Center and catered by the Everyday Café, which recently opened in Homewood.

Opening Event - March 2017

In Spring 2016, we were proud to announce completion of the construction of an Off-Grid Direct Currect (DC) powered bio-shelter laboratory in Homewood!  Sponsored by the Henry L. Hillman Foundation Opportunity Fund, we were able to partner with the Bible Center Church, Oasis Farm & Fishery, the University of Pittsburgh, the Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration and the Swanson School of Engineering to bring this one-of-a-kind bio-shelter to the Homewood community.  We were able to create this project alongside EcoCraft Homes Inc. (General Contractor); Thoughtful Balance (Architects); SolarCell LLC (DC System Designers) and Energy Independent Solutions (EIS). 

This graphic describes in detail how the Direct Current Electrical System, the Rainwater Capture and Filtration System and the Aquaponics System work together to make the bio-shelter run!