Sustainable Engineering

Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into product, process, and energy system design methods.

Additionally, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product and process lifecycle during the design effort. The intent is to minimize environmental impacts across the entire lifecycle while simultaneously maximizing the benefits to social and economic stakeholders.


Life Cycle Assessment, Design for the Environment, Renewable Energy, Clean Energy, Triple Bottom Line


 Characterization of a transpired solar collector

 Lead-free piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting

 Electric load forecasting

 Dynamic modeling of an anaerobic digestion system

 Environmental and economic comparison of alternative military housing systems

 Life cycle impacts of alternative road de-icing systems

 Life cycle analysis of a remanufacturing strategy for retired wind turbines

 Incorporating functional analysis into life cycle assessment methodology

 Comparative assessment of alternative collection strategies for recycling

Research Briefs

Operations Research, Sustainability

Impact of Stoplight Policies on Urban Traffic System Emissions