Research Centers & Institutes

Introduction

AASHE’s directory of research centers and institutes aims to be a comprehensive database of academic centers in sustainability and related fields.

At a Glance

255
Total Resources
182
Organizations
12
Countries
39
U.S. States & Territories
4
Canadian Provinces

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255 resources

Canadian Institute of Resources Law

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is the leading national centre of expertise on legal and policy issues relating to Canada's natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the ...

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Environmental Law Centre

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The ELC works for community groups, conservation organizations and Indigenous communities across British Columbia building legal capacity to tackle today’s complex environmental challenges. The Centre's work has three ...

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POLIS Project on Ecological Governance

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance is a centre for transdisciplinary research that investigates and promotes sustainability. POLIS was established in 2000 by the Eco-Research Chair of Environmental Law and ...

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New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law

  • University of Auckland

The NZCEL conducts legal and interdisciplinary research into environmental law and governance, including its conceptual foundations, implementation and enforcement. New Zealand’s environmental legislation is among the most advanced in ...

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Centre for Law and the Environment

  • University College London (London)

UCL’s Centre for Law and Environment was established to provide a focal point for the Faculty’s outstanding expertise and academic strength in the field of the environment and ...

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Natural Resources Law Institute

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

The Natural Resources Law Institute (NRLI) provides a focus for legal scholarship at Lewis & Clark’s law school. The NRLI supports work by an annual research fellow, distinguished faculty ...

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Center for Environmental Law and Land Use

  • Loyola University New Orleans (LA)

Loyola’s Center for Environmental Law brings together dedicated students, inspiring professors, expert lawyers, and active members of the community to study and respond to the Gulf Coast’s most ...

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Land Use Law Center

  • Pace University (NY)

Established in 1993, the Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution ...

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Center for Water Law and Policy

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

The Center for Water Law and Policy was created in 2005 in response to the growing need for research into and information about global water issues. It was designed to ...

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Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy

  • Tulane University (LA)

The Tulane Institute on Water Resources and Policy works to foster understanding and development of laws and policies that allow for improved stewardship and sustainable management of water resources through ...

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Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) channels the expertise and creativity of the Berkeley Law community into pragmatic policy solutions to critical environmental and energy challenges. Its ...

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Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is the leading law school center focused on climate change and other critical environmental issues. Founded in 2008 with a generous ...

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Center for Energy and Environmental Security

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

An interdisciplinary research and policy center at CU-Boulder Law School, Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES) works to develop practical strategies and solutions for moving international society toward a ...

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Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Serving the people of the American West, the nation, and the world through creative, interdisciplinary research, bold, inclusive teaching, and innovative problem solving in order to further true sustainability for ...

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Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center links energy issues with impacts on environment and natural resources. Building on the academic excellence of ...

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Center for Oceans Law and Policy

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Center for Oceans Law and Policy supports research, education, and discussion on legal and public policy issues relating to the oceans. Through a regular program of conferences, publications, and ...

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Environmental Law Center

  • Vermont Law School (VT)

Founded in 1978, the ELC serves as the hub for a wide-range of activities, including classes, faculty, research centers and institutes, conferences, lectures, and other special programs. At the ELC ...

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Center for Environmental Law & Policy

  • Yale University (CT)

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, a joint undertaking between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale Law School, seeks to incorporate fresh thinking ...

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CEER: Center for Environmental and Energy Research

  • Alfred University (NY)

The Center for Environmental and Energy Research (CEER) at Alfred University is a multidisciplinary research and education program. CEER utilizes Alfred's expertise in ceramic engineering, materials science/engineering, and ...

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Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site is a unique program to give first-hand experience with wind power technology. This facility is open to the public to see and hear ...

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Collaborative Biodiesel Project

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Collaborative Biodiesel Project is a student-led initiative at Appalachian State University and is partially funded by the EPA P3 Award: Student Design Competition for Sustainability. The purpose of the ...

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Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The center carries out frontier multidisciplinary scientific research designed to use biological and biologically-based artificial systems to address societal energy needs in a sustainable manner, with an emphasis on solar ...

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Alabama Center of Excellence in Clean Energy Technology

  • Calhoun Community College (TX)

Students in the Renewable Energy program will learn and train in the brand new, state of the art Alabama Center for Excellence in Clean Energy Technology (ACECET) facility on the ...

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Resnick Sustainability Institute

  • California Institute of Technology (CA)

The mission of the Resnick Sustainability Institute is to foster transformational advances in energy science and technology through research, education and communication. The Resnick Sustainability Institute is Caltech’s studio ...

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI-EFRC)

  • California Institute of Technology (CA)

The "Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion" Energy Frontier Research Center (LMI-EFRC) is a national resource for fundamental optical principles and phenomena relevant to solar energy conversion, and for design of ...

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Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Clarkson University (NY)

Clarkson University has been engaged in energy research and education for over 35 years and the faculty's wide range of interests and activities span disciplines from Engineering to Business ...

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Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion (CRSP)

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The mission of the CRSP, a research center of the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, is to conduct basic and applied research that will result in scientific and technological revolutions in ...

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Bio-Energy Research Centre

  • Confederation College (ON)

The new Bio-Energy Learning and Research Centre will allow students to continue groundbreaking research in the clean energy field.

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The Institute for Sustainable Energy

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University promotes energy efficiency and sustainability in Connecticut through education, research, and technical support.

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Renewable Energy Center

  • Eastern Illinois University (IL)

The new Renewable Energy Center exemplifies an eco-friendly track record, providing a coal-free alternative to meeting EIU's energy needs and simultaneously reducing current electricity usage and carbon dioxide emissions.

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Center for Ocean Energy Technology

  • Florida Atlantic University (FL)

The Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Florida Atlantic University seeks to advance the science and technology of recovering energy from the oceans’ renewable resources, with special emphasis on ...

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Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF)

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

FSU Renewable Energy Center is committed to promote the use of renewable energy resources available in Western Maryland and the surrounding region by developing educational activities, research projects, industrial partnership ...

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Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

The foresight, leadership, and support of these organizations have made it possible to pursue a vision with global implications for the development of alternative and renewable energy sources. The 25 ...

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Schatz Energy Research Center

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

The Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) on California’s North Coast is working to establish clean energy technologies in our society. It specializes in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and hydrogen ...

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Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)

The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy (LCRE) was established in 2007 to address the societal needs for clean, affordable, renewable energy sources while improving the nation's energy ...

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Center for Building Energy Research

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Center for Building Energy Research focuses on building energy efficiency and building integrated renewable energy production. The Center promotes design and develops and tests technologies to reduce energy consumption ...

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Iowa Energy Center

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Iowa Energy Center was created by the Iowa General Assembly and signed into law in 1990, and is administered through Iowa State University. The Energy Center’s goal is ...

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Center for Sustainable Energy

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The Kansas State University Center for Sustainable Energy, through research and educational efforts, seeks to provide sustainable, renewable energy while maintaining the environment and providing an adequate food supply.

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Energy Research Center at Lehigh University

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The mission of the Energy Research Center is to find solutions to national and global energy and energy-related problems by collaborating with federal, state and local agencies, energy businesses, technology ...

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Solid-State Solar-thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC CENTER)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The S3TEC Center aims at advancing fundamental science and developing materials to harness heat from the sun and convert this heat into electricity via solid-state thermoelectric and thermophotovoltaic technologies. Solar ...

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Center for Excitonics

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The mission of the Center for Excitonics is to develop the science and technology of excitons, to reveal the fundamental characteristics of these crucial quasi-particles, and enable new solar cells ...

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The Eni-MIT Alliance

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The eni-MIT Alliance is a strategic partnership dating back to 2008 when eni became a Founding Member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). As a member of MITEI – and its ...

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MIT Energy Initiative

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The MIT Energy Initiative is MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach. Through these three pillars, the Initiative develops the technologies and solutions that will deliver clean, affordable ...

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North American Wind Research and Training Center

  • Mesalands Community College (NM)

Wind Energy is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College is training well-qualified technicians to help meet the ...

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PERC: The Power and Energy Research Center

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

Increased focus on alternative and renewable energy, development of new energy technologies, restructuring and deregulation of the utility industry -- all are creating a wealth of technical and educational challenges for ...

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Sustainable Energy Research Center

  • Mississippi State University (MS)

The Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC) was established in January 2006 at Mississippi State University (MSU) through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). SERC was formed to ...

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Energy Research Institute at Montana State University

  • Montana State University (MT)

Montana State University is leading the way to a new energy future for Montana and the nation, with cutting edge research in biofuels, carbon sequestration, fuel cells and wind energy.

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North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center is a UNC System-chartered Public Service Center administered by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. Its mission is to advance ...

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ANSER Solar Energy Research Center

  • Northwestern University (IL)

The ANSER Center, founded in 2007, is a joint research effort between Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory that works to develop the fundamental understanding of molecules, materials and method ...

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Hatfield Marine Science Center

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Hatfield Marine Science Center advances the mission of Oregon State University and its partner agencies though collaboration and innovation. As OSU’s campus for research, education, and outreach in ...

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