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PITTSBURGH – May 11, 2021 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney recently provided pro bono assistance to Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh, as they sought to raise money for a solar rooftop electric generating facility through private donations and a grant through the Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund (CITF) and negotiate the project’s construction and installation agreement. As a result, the Congregation was able to complete their four-year project and install 140 solar panels in an effort to be more environmentally responsible while reducing the congregation’s electrical bill.

CITF grants allow municipalities, authorities, councils of government, non-profit and for-profit businesses to carry out important economic development for current and future use.

Attorneys from the firm’s Energy Section assisted the congregation with this project. Howard Wein worked with the congregation officials in the selection of the solar contractor and provided assistance in the grant application process while Alan Seltzer assisted the congregation in the negotiation of the contract with the solar energy installation firm.