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What is the Climate Ready Capital Projects Program?

The Climate Ready Capital Projects Program is an initiative between Green Building United and William Penn Foundation that promotes the ideals of sustainable and resilient design into upcoming new construction, renovation, and retrofit projects for the foundation’s capital project grantees and applicants. WPF grantees include non-profits that support and uplift arts, culture, and public spaces and represent a diverse cross-section of Philadelphia.

With the help of our GBU membership, we will engage with William Penn Foundation’s existing and new grantees and provide guidance and support to embed principles of sustainable and resilient design into all aspects and stages of building and landscape projects.

Read more about this new initiative in our blog!

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How to Get Involved

While this program is designed for existing and incoming WPF capital project grantees and applicants, Green Building United Members and sustainability experts across the region are able to participate. As grantees participate in the program, they may require additional support from architects, engineers, landscape architects, and sustainability and resiliency experts to ensure that their upcoming projects reflect the new sustainability and resilience goals of their organization.

To best support Wiliam Penn Foundation grantees, GBU has developed this form to receive qualifications from firms interested in supporting this initiative. Responses will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and firms will be contacted to gauge their availability and interest in partnership with grantees. You can read more about getting involved by checking out or Request for Qualifications and if you have more questions, reach out to Emily Pugliese,, for how to get involved.

Areas of expertise that are suitable for this partnership include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Energy Modeling
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainability Goal setting
  • Community Collaboration
  • Waste Reduction / Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Operations
  • Project Management / Financing