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University of Oregon GrowPod Tomato Harvest

  • University of Oregon (OR)

University of Oregon students and staff harvesting tomatoes in the experimental GrowPod.


Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop

  • Lafayette College (PA)

LaFarm is a sustainability initiative at the College and the cornerstone of the Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop.

Our mission is to integrate curriculum and practice in sustainable food and ...


Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop

  • Lafayette College (PA)

LaFarm is a sustainability initiative at the College and the cornerstone of the Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop.

Our mission is to integrate curriculum and practice in sustainable food and ...


University of Alabama at Birmingham Solar Community and Microgrid

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

In 2019, the University of Alabama at Birmingham opened its Solar House and Sustainable Neighborhood, featuring the Urban Multisource Microgrid and the the UAB Surviv(AL) house, built for the ...


Humber College - Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

  • Humber College (ON)

The 93,000 sq. ft. Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation was opened. It is built to achieve LEED-Platinum certification (currently under review) and is a net-zero energy building, offset by ...


Humber College - Deep energy retrofit

  • Humber College (ON)
  • Morrison Hershfield (ON)

NX building retrofit project - Building NX at Humber College underwent a major retrofit to become one of the most energy efficient buildings in North America, while also claiming the title ...


Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Digital Construction

  • Swinburne University of Technology

Civil infrastructure research at Swinburne is undertaken within the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Digital Construction (CSI). Infrastructure is critical to the economic wellbeing of Australia with some $30 billion ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for Zero Energy Building Studies

  • Concordia University (QC)

The mission of the CZEBS is to reduce the environmental impact of buildings while enhancing their safety and comfort. This is accomplished by advancing knowledge through research and the building ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for Engineering in Society

  • Concordia University (QC)

The Engineering department at Concordia University is made up of a team of dynamic faculty members at the forefront of their fields who are creating new and exciting next-gen approaches ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Benchmarking Sustainable Engineering Education: Final Report

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The primary objectives of this project were to: (1) identify accredited engineering programs at US institutions that incorporate sustainability concepts into engineering curricula and within these programs characterize the design ...

  • Posted July 10, 2020
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Power Dialog Webinar Discussion Templates - Engineering

  • Bard College (NY)

Bard College's Solve Climate By 2030 Power Dialog Webinar offers discussion templates for teachers. This template is for engineering.

  • Posted July 9, 2020
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Sustainable Engineering Cognitive Outcomes: Examining Different Approaches for Curriculum Integration

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Colorado School of Mines (CO)
  • The Citadel (SC)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

As continued globalization of the world’s economic, environmental, and societal interactions strains the planet to meet anthropogenic demands, universities are striving to integrate sustainability education into engineering curricula intended ...


Sustainable engineering master module – insights from three cohorts of European engineering team

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (Berlin)
  • Warsaw University of Technology

Mobility and transnational migration are current social developments among the population of the European Union. These developments in both society-at-large and companies, linked to the challenges of sustainability, lead to ...


A Design-Based Learning Approach for Fostering Sustainability Competency in Engineering Education

  • Hunan City University (Hunan)

This paper provides and illustrates a design-based learning (DBL) approach for fostering individual sustainability competency in engineering education. We performed two studies with engineering students in typical educational activities. The ...


Office of Sustainability Living Lab Case Study

  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • Gonzaga Sustainable Energy (WA)

The Gonzaga University Office of Sustainability is the living lab for testing renewable energy technologies on Gonzaga’s campus. The purpose of this student initiative is to push for renewable ...


First Net Zero Carbon Building certification for a retrofit in Canada: Humber College NX building

  • Humber College (ON)

Located in the center of Humber’s North Campus in Toronto, Building NX has transformed from one of the campus’ most inefficient buildings, to an industry-leading example of zero carbon ...


Toxic Art: Sustainable Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage for Pigment Production

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Rural Action (OH)

This exemplary sustainability project utilizes an Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)-to-Paint Pigment treatment technology developed by Guy Riefler and John Sabraw at Ohio University to simultaneously benefit the environment, the ...


A Machine Learning Based Tool for the Assessment of Energy Consumption in K-12 Schools

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Energy costs are the second highest operational expense for K-12 schools in the United States. Improving energy efficiency and moving towards sustainable school buildings not only result in substantial cost ...


Pitt Hydroponics

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Pitt Hydroponics is a student group that is dedicated to the education of Pitt students in hydroponic practices, the outreach to local communities, and the research and creation of small-scale ...


ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN K-12 SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY IN FLORIDA

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

Buildings are one of the largest energy consumers in the United States. K-12 schools are responsible for nearly 8% of energy consumption by commercial buildings which is equivalent to 1 ...


BCIT Wood-Waste-to-Energy Project

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

In pursuit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, showcasing environmentally-sustainable projects for widespread use, and incorporating sustainability more broadly in curriculum, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has created a closed-loop ...


Gold Tree Solar Farm - Innovatively Advancing the Academic Mission

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

Cal Poly's 4.5 MW Gold Tree Solar Farm demonstrates how collaboration between Facilities and academics can transform campus buildings and infrastructure into more impactful academic assets. In addition ...


Teaching and mindsets regarding sustainable development – a Mexican case study

  • Universidad de Sonora (Sonora)

Aim: The world has become increasingly interconnected and complex. This represents a very serious problem for sustainable development; therefore, the development of instruments that reduces ignorance as well as fragilities ...


Incorporating the sustainable development goals in engineering education

  • Tecnológico de Monterrey (Nuevo Leon)

This paper aims to open the discussion on the incorporation of sustainable development goals (SDG) in the curricular plans of engineering programs. The United Nation has recognized the development SDG ...


Application of the Modified College Impact Model to Understand Chinese Engineering Undergraduates’ Sustainability Consciousness

  • Beihang University
  • University of Science and Technology Beijing
  • Beijing University of Technology

The college impact model provides a valuable framework for explaining various college student learning outcomes. However, few quantitative studies have examined the effectiveness of college impact model in explaining engineering ...


Engineers Changing the World: Education for Sustainability in Romanian Technical Universities—An Empirical Web-Based Content Analysis

  • Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
  • Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi (Iași)
  • University Politehnica of Bucharest
  • Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca (Cluj)

Without a doubt, we are living in interesting times, characterized by both continuous economic development and improved standard of living, but also uncertainty, increased pollution, and environmental degradation, which means ...


Engineering Education for Sustainable Development: The European Project Semester Approach

  • Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valencia)
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Porto)

Contribution: An analysis of the extent to which sustainability is present in the syllabi, project briefs, report templates, and student final reports of the three Iberian European project semester (EPS ...


Best practices for teaching green invention: Interviews on design, engineering, and business education

  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • Alula Consulting (MT)

This study investigated best practices in teaching environmental responsibility to inventors and innovators. Because successful invention includes engineering, design, and business, best practices in all three disciplines were investigated, as ...


“Box to Farm to Compost”: A Paradigm Shift from an Extractive Culture to Regenerative Culture

  • Iowa State University (IA)

As a land grant university with a student population of over 30,000 students and about 6000 faculty and staff, there are enormous packaging items that make its way to ...


Energy engineering curricula for sustainable development, considering underserved areas

  • Carlos III University of Madrid

This paper focuses on the need for sustainable energy engineering degrees and the problems found in establishing appropriate curricula contents. Proposals are made for developing adapted energy engineering degrees. Relevant ...

  • Posted April 17, 2020
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Sustainability coursework: student perspectives and reflections on design thinking

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The purpose of this study was to assess particular student outcomes when design thinking was integrated into an environmental engineering course. The literature is increasingly promoting design thinking for addressing ...

  • Posted April 17, 2020
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A Methodology to Analyze the Presence of Sustainability in Engineering Curricula. Case of Study: Ten Spanish Engineering Degree Curricula

  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Madrid)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • University of Cadiz
  • Universidad de Córdoba

This paper presents a methodology to analyze the sustainability presence level in the curriculum of an engineering degree. The methodology is applied to ten engineering degrees of the Spanish university ...

  • Posted March 6, 2020
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Analysis of sustainability presence in Spanish higher education

  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • University of Cadiz

This paper aims to analyze the presence of sustainability in 16 Spanish higher education curricula in the fields of education and engineering.

  • Posted March 6, 2020
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LCA and ecodesign teaching via university-industry cooperation

  • Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

The purpose of this paper is to report on a life cycle assessment (LCA)-based ecodesign teaching practice via university-industry collaboration in an industrial engineering undergraduate course.

  • Posted March 4, 2020
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Analysis of the perception of engineering students regarding sustainability

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)
  • University of Campinas
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Universidad Libre (Valle del Cauca)

This research aims to evaluate the engineering students' perception regarding sustainability. For this, a survey was developed based on sustainability parameters from a detailed analysis of the Global Reporting Initiative ...

  • Posted March 4, 2020
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Biological & Agricultural Technology Management Major

  • Auburn University (AL)

The goal of the Biological and Agricultural Technology Management program (BATM) is to produce graduates that use technology to solve problems. BATM graduates are practical problem solvers because of their ...

  • Posted Feb. 3, 2020
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Biosystems Engineering Major

  • Auburn University (AL)

The focus of the Department of Biosystems Engineering is to produce competent engineers that are able to develop sustainable and resilient solutions to global challenges and life’s essentials: food ...

  • Posted Feb. 3, 2020
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Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Advanced Diploma)

  • Mohawk College (ON)

Students will experience a unique new program introducing a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the generation, capture, storage, and distribution of clean and renewable energy and their integration with conventional ...

  • Posted Feb. 3, 2020
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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Environmental Engineers work with government, industry and private groups to design and implement projects to improve the environment and public health. They address topics such as wastewater management, solid waste ...

  • Posted Feb. 3, 2020
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Sustainable Energy Studies Minor

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Continuing growth in fossil fuel energy consumption is not sustainable into the indefinite future and a transition to an economy based on renewable energy technologies such as hydroelectric, solar, and ...

  • Posted Dec. 6, 2019
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Engineering for One Planet: Join a growing interdisciplinary community to define and foster environmentally responsible engineering

  • The Lemelson Foundation (OR)
  • VentureWell (MA)

Hosted by The Lemelson Foundation and VentureWell, this panel will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about and join a multi-disciplinary, multi-sector initiative to co-create a framework to integrate ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Ingeniería Ambiental (Bachelors in Environmental Engineering)

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

Ingeniería ambiental es una carrera que forma a profesionales capaces de aplicar principios científicos y diseñar soluciones de ingeniería para la prevención, evaluación y remediación de problemas de contaminación ambiental ...

  • Posted Sept. 30, 2019
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Autodesk Sustainability Workshop

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Series of short videos on green product design and engineering. All videos are roughly 5 minutes or less, to be easy to drop into existing coursework. Suitable for engineering, design ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Tools for Design and Sustainability

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

This is an online course on sustainable engineering and design. It includes curriculum, exercises / homeworks, and examples of student work on: - Life cycle assessment - Systems thinking (including Whole System Mapping ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Environmental and Engineering Geology Concentration, Geology (BS)

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Geology major offers specialized study focusing on earth materials, internal and external earth processes, analysis of earth history and appreciation of geology to environmental and engineering issues. The program ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Biological and Ecological Engineering (PhD)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The graduate program in Biological & Ecological Engineering deals with diverse issues in the design and analysis of a wide range of biological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Biological and Ecological Engineering (MEng)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The graduate program in Biological & Ecological Engineering deals with diverse issues in the design and analysis of a wide range of biological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Biological and Ecological Engineering (MS)

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The graduate program in Biological & Ecological Engineering deals with diverse issues in the design and analysis of a wide range of biological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (MS)

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Students pursuing the EWRE degree follow a single set of course requirements with considerable flexibility in selection of elective classes.

Some of the top priorities concerning environmental engineers are the ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Engineering for One Planet: Launching a Collaborative Effort to Proliferate Principles of Environmentally Responsible Engineering in Higher Education Institutions

  • The Lemelson Foundation (OR)

Engineers build our human-made physical and virtual worlds, and many engineers will become the inventors and entrepreneurs that envision and create the future material world we live in. Engineers hold ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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