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Imagine RIT exhibit aims to take a bite out of food waste during and after festival
April 19, 2018

Here's some food for thought for visitors to the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival: it's estimated that approximately 40 percent of edible food in the United States goes to waste.

In addition, grocers, restaurants and food-service companies waste food worth $55 billion a year, according to ReFED, a nonprofit working on...

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Architecture student drawing
April 17, 2018

The Master of Architecture program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability has received official accreditation by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB).

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What's Old is New Again Through Remanufacturing
April 10, 2018

Remanufacturing involves rigorous research to make a product useful again.

Growing Field

It's safe to say that nothing lasts forever. Fortunately, the useful life of many products can be extended through remanufacturing, which saves energy, reduces waste and pollution, conserves natural resources, creates jobs, and saves money.

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Federal funding for RIT-led REMADE Institute secured in final spending bill
March 27, 2018

Federal funding has been secured for the RIT-led coalition of leading national universities and companies forging new clean energy initiatives deemed critical to keeping U.S. manufacturing competitive.

The recently passed Omnibus spending bill, which funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, contained $70 million for the U.S. Department...

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Technology in fast gear at GIS
January 26, 2018

When a Rochester-area manufacturer experienced a broken gear shaft on a 1960s German-made machine whose parts have been long unavailable, RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability came to the rescue with a unique additive manufacturing solution.

GIS researchers teamed with Hansford Parts and Products, a precision machine shop in Macedon, N.Y., to employ...

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GIS alumnus successfully sustaining his career
November 21, 2017

When first identifying where he would focus his education and ultimately his career, Mike Waller '16 (sustainability) thought photovoltaics-the technology that powers solar cells into energy-would fuel his path forward.

"I thought-and still do-it's an amazing technology," said Waller, a native of Greece, N.Y. "But since the only thing that really matters...

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Optimizing the U.S. Electrical Grid
October 22, 2017

RIT researchers are developing a system of algorithmic computer modeling that will help policymakers produce and use electricity more efficiently.

Best Practices

The way the U.S. manages its electrical grid has major economic and environmental consequences for the world. The American economy makes hundreds of billions of dollars in annual revenue by...

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RIT once again named among leading 'green colleges' by Princeton Review
September 22, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology, for the seventh consecutive year, has been named one of the greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges evaluates colleges and universities on environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings. The company has produced lists of green colleges since 2010. The...

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Pollution Prevention Institute to mark 10th anniversary with statewide celebrations
September 15, 2017

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology will mark a decade of creating sustainable solutions for New York state businesses and communities with three upcoming events.

The celebrations will take place over the next month to highlight the economic, environmental and social impacts that NYSP2I has...

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RIT researcher to study energy storage in U.S. grid
July 27, 2017

A researcher from Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $149,000 collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation to study the environmental effects of energy storage on the electricity grid.

Over the past 10 years, the energy storage industry has grown rapidly, enabling energy produced by wind, water and solar power...

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