The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is a 170,000 sq. ft. facility located in the Louise M. Slaughter Hall, Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (building 78) on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. Large manufacturing bays and adjacent office areas house the 5 GIS research centers and institutes:
Also co-located in the Louise M. Slaughter Hall are more than 20 specialized GIS labs featuring state-of-the-art testing equipment.
In addition, GIS facilities include 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.
In spring 2011, GIS broke ground for Sustainability Hall, its new headquarters building adjacent to the Louise Slaughter Center. This new facility will be a 75,000 sq. ft. LEED certified research building (targeting LEED Platinum certification). Sustainability Hall is designed to demonstrate sustainable building technologies and energy systems by incorporating a:
Sustainability Hall will also serve as a laboratory for scientific discovery and experiential learning consisting of 7 systems integration test beds and 8 sustainability technology support labs with computing and collaborative spaces to support research in:
Sustainability Hall opened in early 2013, with formal dedication scheduled for mid-April 2013. Click here for more information on Sustainability Hall.