The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is located in Sustainability Institute Hall (building 81), a new 75,000 sq. ft. LEED certified research building (targeting LEED Platinum certification) on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. Sustainability Hall is designed to demonstrate sustainable building technologies and energy systems by incorporating a unique transparent infrastructure and Smart Microgrid Smart Computing data center. Housed within Sustainability Hall are three GIS research centers:
Sustainability Hall also serves as a laboratory for scientific discovery and experiential learning consisting of systems integration testbeds and sustainability technology support labs with computing and collaborative spaces to support research in:
Sustainability Hall opened in early 2013 and was formally dedicated on April 12, 2013. Click here for more information on Sustainability Hall.
Adjacent to Sustainability Hall is Louise M. Slaughter Hall (building 78), which is the headquarters of the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS). This 170,000 sq. ft. education and research facility also houses two GIS research centers:
Also co-located in Slaughter Hall are several specialized labs featuring state-of-the-art testing equipment, and a spacious 10-room, 400-seat training and conference center with smart capabilities. This area is available for employee training, industry outreach, professional conferences and meetings, regional and local community forums, and other educational activities.