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Sustainable Systems (MS)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Students in the MS degree in sustainable systems will develop an understanding of basic sustainability principles and have the expertise to analyze and solve complex sustainability issues.

The program focuses ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Environmental Policy Concentration (MS in Science, Technology, and Public Policy)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The MS degree in science, technology, and public policy enables students to work at the intersection of engineering, science, and public policy. The program builds on RIT’s strengths as ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Environmental Science Minor

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The environmental science minor introduces students to the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues and concepts and provides opportunities to further investigate these issues through advanced course work. Central to this ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Environmental Modeling Minor

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The environmental modeling minor introduces students to the process of spatial modeling as part of a tool set for investigating environmental issues and provides opportunities to apply these skills through ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Sustainable Product Design Minor

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Industrial engineers take a systems approach to people, materials, and technology in the work place. They deal with the creation of products, procedures, and processes that are compatible with both ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Resilience Bootcamp - Turning Threats into Opportunities

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • St. Lawrence University (NY)
  • Second Nature (MA)

Resilience is a hot topic for those who work within the campus operational and built environment. But what does it really mean for a campus community and how does it ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Evolving Building Sustainability: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Framework Principles

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • University College Dublin, National University of Ireland

Buildings consume 40% of energy globally. As buildings are continuously enhanced to be more sustainable and healthy, a number of strategies have been employed to achieve energy reduction targets. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Recovery and Reuse; On-Campus and Off

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Many of the challenges sustainability seeks to address can be challenging to visualize. Moreover, the scale of these challenges can stifle the motivation to act before one even begins. These ...

  • Posted March 5, 2018
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Using classroom schedule data to reduce energy consumption

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Most Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems (HVAC) are designed to provide a ventilation based on the assumption that the rooms are fully occupied, when real occupancy is most often ...


RIT FoodShare: Collaboration Across Campus to Address Food Insecurity and Sustainability

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

RIT FoodShare was conceived by students in the Fall of 2014 who were challenged in a class to research food insecurity and reduce food waste. Their initiative, combined with an ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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RIT FoodShare

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

RIT FoodShare is an initiative on the RIT campus that has been established to address food insecurity and food waste. It is both a campus food pantry and a facebook ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Quantifying the components of the mass and energy balance of a black soldier fly (BSF) food waste composting system

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Project Description:

An academic institution represents a constrained system that generates a consistent amount of waste. Bioconversion of organic food waste with Black solider fly (Hermetia illucens;Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larave ...


MS in Environmental, Health & Safety Management

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The MS degree in environmental, health and safety management curriculum provides a solid foundation in the managerial aspects of developing and implementing environmental, health and safety management systems that can ...

  • Posted March 25, 2016
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Co-creating sustainable futures: American and Middle Eastern visual design students explore behavior change

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Global sustainability requires global collaboration. Understanding how local and distant communities deal with various issues and complexities of sustainability and cooperating internationally to share effective ideas are paramount to our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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OZZI & Reusable To-Go Containers: Reducing Waste & Saving Money

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)

This interactive and engaging session will highlight a new system of collecting reusable to- go containers via a machine called, OZZI. Panelists from diverse higher education institutions, student populations and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Designing collaborations: proposing a campus sustainability pedagogy network

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Although Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) houses organizations like the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute's (NYSP2I) as well as a college devoted to sustainability, most RIT undergraduates seem ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Cap-and-Trade Model for RIT Commuters

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

As climate change awareness grows, several U.S. colleges and universities are tracking their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and have signed the American and University Presidents Climate Commitment (AUPCC), pledging ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Making an Orderly Transition to Safer Chemicals, Materials and Products

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Staples Business Advantage (MA)

Emerging market opportunities driven by consumer demand and changing regulations in the U.S. and abroad are compelling businesses and organizations up and down the supply chain to ask their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable University IdeaLab: Engaging Students Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Universities have big budgets, big energy bills, and large carbon and waste footprints. They also waste a major resource: large numbers of students with great entrepreneurial, technological, and innovative potential ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Research on Energy Savings Opportunities in University Libraries

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

While HVAC equipment shutdowns have long been recognized as a strategic option for achieving energy savings, the particular requirements of preservation environments for university library collections make such strategies difficult ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Golisano Institute for Sustainability

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Golisano Institute for Sustainability is a multidisciplinary academic unit at RIT whose mission is to undertake world-class education and research programs in sustainability with major foci on sustainable production, sustainable ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS Environmental Sustainability, Health & Safety

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The BS degree in environmental sustainability, health, and safety is focused on social responsibility. The program prepares students to work as environmental sustainability, health, and safety professionals in both industry ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS in Environmental Science

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The practice of environmental science demands that students be well-rounded specialists. To accomplish this, each student is required to select an aspect of environmental science as a specialization. Students in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Sustainability

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

GIS's Ph.D. in Sustainability degree was established in September 2008. This broadly defined multidisciplinary program is designed for students who are driven to become sustainability change agents within ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Architecture with a Focus in Sustainability

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The program is founded upon the principle that architecture programs can no longer afford to teach anything other than sustainable architecture. In addition to courses in industrial ecology, sustainable science ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental Science

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Built on the concept that environmental issues are inherently interdisciplinary, the program is offered jointly by the department of biological sciences in the College of Science and by the department ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Sustainable Engineering

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into product, process, and energy system design methods. Additionally, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmentally Sustainable Management Concentration (MBA)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

With a goal of familiarizing students with environmentally sustainable business practices, this concentration is attractive to those with an overall interest in understanding how firms can manage social and political ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Greening the Campus: Converting Organic Waste to Energy

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

This project explores the potential waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies based on current conditions at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (e.g., waste resource availability) by proposing the following three feasible WtE ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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RIT FoodShare

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

RIT FoodShare is an initiative designed to reduce food waste on campus while reducing food insecurity among RIT students. It consists of two components - a facebook group and a FoodShare ...

  • Posted June 12, 2015
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Sustainable IT: Deploying and Demonstrating Innovative Data Center Cooling Technology to Achieve End Use Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Benefits at Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • OptiCool Technologies (NY)

In the spring of 2012 Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) worked with one of its Clean Energy Incubator (CEI) technology companies to deploy, test, and validate their advanced and innovative ...

  • Posted June 28, 2012
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Public-Private Food Waste Composting Program

  • Illinois State University (IL)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The goal of this project was to provide a viable option for businesses and institutions to divert their food waste from the solid waste stream. McLean County is a prime ...

  • Posted June 26, 2012
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