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Imagine RIT exhibit aims to take a bite out of food waste during and after festival
April 19, 2018

Here's some food for thought for visitors to the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival: it's estimated that approximately 40 percent of edible food in the United States goes to waste.

In addition, grocers, restaurants and food-service companies waste food worth $55 billion a year, according to ReFED, a nonprofit working on...

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Architecture student drawing
April 17, 2018

The Master of Architecture program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability has received official accreditation by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB).

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What's Old is New Again Through Remanufacturing
April 10, 2018

Remanufacturing involves rigorous research to make a product useful again.

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It's safe to say that nothing lasts forever. Fortunately, the useful life of many products can be extended through remanufacturing, which saves energy, reduces waste and pollution, conserves natural resources, creates jobs, and saves money.

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Federal funding for RIT-led REMADE Institute secured in final spending bill
March 27, 2018

Federal funding has been secured for the RIT-led coalition of leading national universities and companies forging new clean energy initiatives deemed critical to keeping U.S. manufacturing competitive.

The recently passed Omnibus spending bill, which funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, contained $70 million for the U.S. Department...

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Technology in fast gear at GIS
January 26, 2018

When a Rochester-area manufacturer experienced a broken gear shaft on a 1960s German-made machine whose parts have been long unavailable, RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability came to the rescue with a unique additive manufacturing solution.

GIS researchers teamed with Hansford Parts and Products, a precision machine shop in Macedon, N.Y., to employ...

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