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Archive of posts from July, 2011

RIT’s Institute for Sustainability gets a “green” home

28 Jul

It seems fitting that the new home of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability –which offers one of the world’s first Ph.D. programs in sustainability as well as master’s degrees in sustainable systems and sustainable architecture– would be built “green.” RIT broke ground on a new campus building for the institute this spring, which will be constructed with a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Construction Grant Program.

The facility will house multiple labs, classrooms and conference rooms dedicated to RIT’s graduate programs in sustainable business practices, which are focused in material flow, energy utilization and technology, and policy. It also will serve as a “living laboratory” to test these practices, making use of state-of-the-art building technologies and an advanced facility monitoring system that will illustrate the building’s performance.

The new building will be designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council, which sets goals for waste and energy minimization and reuse in building construction and operation. The RIT campus already features one LEED Platinum and one LEED Gold facility.

RIT honored for sustainability

22 Jul

The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizes RIT among the nation’s most environmentally responsible green colleges.

RIT is included in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition, which profiles institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. RIT also was recognized in the inaugural edition of the guidebook published last year.


RIT/NTID Promotes “Working Together” for Deaf and Hearing Co-Workers

15 Jul

Rochester Institute of Technology’s NTID Center on Employment visits many job locations across the country with its “Working Together” workshop to help deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing co-workers better communicate and work with each other. The workshop benefits RIT/NTID students working on co-ops and graduates in permanent jobs as well as their co-workers and employers. NCE has provided these workshops for more than 25 years. Read more.