Putting technology and innovation to work for a sustainable future.
Our focused curriculum in sustainability and architecture, led by world-renowned faculty, prepares students for impactful careers.
We apply new research and technological innovations to solve the practical challenges that businesses, governments, and communities face today.
Our team of industry-experienced engineers have helped hundreds of clients to develop products, optimize processes, and advance new technologies.
Inside the Institute
We are systems-thinkers. Knowledge-builders. Problem-solvers. We are a global center of research and education. Here, industry, government, and academia work together to solve complex problems so they can move forward on sustainability.
Nan-Yaw Andoh teaches his students that architecture is more than beautiful buildings. It's an element that can connect and unify communities.
Architecture Is Awesome
When Blair changed careers she realized that it is never too late to pursue your passion. Now she embraces the collaborative nature of the design process, combining functionality, aesthetic appeal, and responsible practices in her architectural work.
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Environmental Problems
Millette is from Trinidad and Tobago, an island nation that needs a way to manage a waste problem in a country with limited space. Millette is exploring if a circular economy can be the solution.
Education: A Powerful Tool for Sustainability
Moore is researching nanomaterials and their use in clean energy technologies. She’s sharing this knowledge with future generations, who have the power to impact the environment.
Extreme weather events are on the rise. Here's how our architecture students are learning to design a climate-resilient future for the built environment.
Dec 13GIS at RIT @GIS_RIT
Four ways to unlock industrial sustainability through remanufacturing:
Dec 07GIS at RIT @GIS_RIT
A state-funded grant program launched by NYSP2I has so far helped Empire State businesses keep 45,000 tons of food waste from going into landfills—50 percent beyond its original goal.
Nov 29GIS at RIT @GIS_RIT
NYSP2I was tapped by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to develop a “zero waste to landfill” sustainability plan for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
Nov 18GIS at RIT @GIS_RIT
New York's 2019 Climate Act will put new pressure on manufacturers to decarbonize. Here’s how the state's MEPs and assistance programs can help them not only adapt to regulations, but grow through them.
Nov 14GIS at RIT @GIS_RIT
Today we welcomed philosophers Miles MacLeod from the University of Twente (Netherlands) and Michiru Nagatsu from the University of Helsinki (Finland) to discuss ethical challenges to participatory modeling in sustainability science. #sustainabilityphilosophyt.co/JEL1IrxX6R
Nov 09GIS at RIT @GIS_RIT
Climate change poses a big risk to the built environment: How prepared are the buildings we rely on for more extreme weather events? For Seth Holmes, an associate professor of architecture at GIS, this is a question he asks students on day one.
Oct 27GIS at RIT @GIS_RIT
At GIS, we are systems-thinkers. Knowledge-builders. Problem-solvers. Here, industry, government, and academia work together so everyone can move forward on #sustainability.