Sustainability

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GRAND CHALLENGE
To influence worldwide energy efficiency policy directions, measurements, and standards.

The integration of new technologies into the marketplace requires an understanding of not just the relevant technical issues, but also the social, environmental and resource issues impacting those technologies. 

Institute researchers investigate the range of ways that research, economics, and the environment interact to find policy solutions that proactively shape the market for the benefit of society.
 

RESEARCH AREAS

Environmental Impact and Sustainability Assessing the impact and sustainability of chemicals and materials for a wide range of applications.
Life Cycle Assessment Applying the techniques of life cycle assessment to understand the entire lifespan of a product from resource extraction and manufacture to use and disposal, including issues such as supplies of rare earth elements, system energy flows, and supply loops for recycling and reuse. 

Research Projects