Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing

Focused on Eco-Innovation
Development of Breakthrough Product and Process Technologies
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The Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing promotes more sustainable manufacturing businesses through improved environmental and economic performance of manufactured products. Reducing material and energy consumption over the entire product life-cycle is a driver to improved environmental and economic performance. The Center provides resources to support life-cycle and sustainable design, manufacturing process controls optimization, and the application of smart systems technologies to help companies achieve these goals.

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COE Vision

To be the leading partner to industry in New York State in the area of Sustainable Manufacturing.

COE Mission

Increasing the competitiveness of New York State manufacturers, through partnerships developing innovative technologies for more efficient and sustainable products and manufacturing processes.

Working with the COE

The Center of Excellence is looking for opportunities to improve the sustainability of products manufactured in New York State, with short and long term economic benefits to the state (jobs, revenues).

We will work with you to identify project potential, develop a scope of work, develop an appropriate team of COE and company researchers, and a detailed project plan.

Cost share is available from the COE for qualified projects.

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Contact Us

For more information on the Center of Excellence, including information on how to work with us, please contact:

Dr. Michael Thurston

Office Address:
Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing
Golisano Institute for Sustainability
111 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

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Our Building

The Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing is headquartered at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Sustainability Hall, the Golisano Institute for Sustainability's new home on the RIT campus was dedicated in April 2013. The 84,000-square-foot facility is a state-of-the-art laboratory for scientific discovery and experiential learning. The building is home to GIS' Master's and Ph.D. degree programs in sustainability and architecture. Research labs, student work areas, classrooms and conference rooms, a 65-seat auditorium and office suites all open onto a light-filled, four-story galleria space. The facility was designed and constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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