Duquesne University’s Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth awarded AE Works, an architecture and engineering firm, with the 2016 Pennsylvania Sustainable Small Business Award at the Sustainability Business Breakfast held on Earth Day, April 22.
AE Works of Pittsburgh was selected from several qualified applicants because of accomplishments in operational practices, social responsibility and a mindset as a leader in sustainability.
“Being in the design and construction industry, AE Works impacts the world by creating environments and infrastructure that utilize resources wisely, make communities better and help people aspire to their potential with spaces that support interaction, ideas and innovation,” said Dr. Mary McKinney, project director of Duquesne’s Center for Green Industries and director of the University’s Small Business Development Center.
AE Works discusses sustainability goals at project inception, incorporating energy-efficient systems, materials and designs from day one.
Michael Cherock, president and CEO of AE Works, accepted the firm’s award.For more information on its programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Duquesne University’s Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth webpage.