In 2003, Chairman John C. Mascaro was instrumental in founding the Mascaro Sustainability Initiative. Over the years, the program grew and is now known as the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI).
MCSI at the University of Pittsburgh is a center of excellence in sustainable engineering focusing on the design of sustainable neighborhoods. MSCI’s goal is to create innovations that positively impact the environment and improve quality of life. Its research includes projects on greening the built environment, more sustainable use of water, and the design of distributed power systems.