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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Research by Department

  by Yearby Faculty • by Subject
 

Architecture, Rice University

Genetic and Environmental Impacts on Lignin Accumulation (2008-2009)
Development of a Long-Range Sustainability Plan for the Upper Texas Coast (2008-2009)

Installation, Implementation and Analysis of the Ze-Row Solar House (2009-2010) 

Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

Integrated Economic, Environmental and Reliability Modeling of Power System Growth (2007-2008)
Water Footprint of Biofuels (2007-2008)

Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Rice University

Genetic and Environmental Impacts on Lignin Accumulation (2008-2009)
Reducing Energy Use & Carbon Dioxide While Producing Industrial Chemicals by Efficiently Engineered Mircobial Processes (2009-2010) 

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University

Low-cost Solar Thermal Collectors for Absorption Refrigeration Systems (2008-2009)
Carbon Sequestration Through Bio-char Soil Amendment (2007-2008)
Sustainable Production and Deployment of Biodiesel in Texas (2007-2008)  

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University

Measuring City Sustainability: Project Houston (2011)  
Environmentally Benign Control of Biofouling (2009-1010)
Integrated Economic, Environmental and Reliability Modeling of Power System Growth (2007-2008)
Monitoring Engineered Nanoparticles in the Environment (2007-2008)

Sustainable Production and Deployment of Biodiesel in Texas (2007-2008)
Sustainable Water Infrastructure For Improving Public Health Protection (2009-2010)
Understanding Mercury Chemistry in the Atmosphere of Houston, Texas (2007-2008)
Water Footprint of Biofuels (2007-2008) 

Civil & Environmental Engineeering, Clarkson University 

 Water Footprint of Biofuels (2007-2008)  

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering,
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Water Footprint of Biofuels (2007-2008)  

 Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston

Understanding Mercury Chemistry in the Atmosphere of Houston, Texas (2007-2008) 


Earth Sciences, Rice University

Carbon Sequestration Through Bio-char Soil Amendment (2007-2008)
Genetic and Environmental Impacts on Lignin Accumulation (2008-2009)

Monitoring Engineered Nanoparticles in the Environment(2007-2008)
Development of a Long-Range Sustainability Plan for the Upper Texas Coast (2008-2009)

Response of Native Plant Mating Systems to Climate Change (2009-2010)  

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Rice University

Genetic and Environmental Impacts on Lignin Accumulation (2008-2009)Response of Native Plant Mating Systems to Climate Change (2009-2010)

Economics, Rice University

Integrated Economic, Environmental and Reliability Modeling of Power System Growth (2007-2008) 

Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

 Capteur Soleil and Social Enterprise (2008-2009) 


Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Rice University

Environmentally Benign Control of Biofouling (2009-1010)
Installation, Implementation and Analysis of the Ze-Row Solar House (2009-2010)

Public Health, University of Texas

Capteur Soleil and Social Enterprise (2008-2009) 

Solar Energy & Thermal Fluid Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Low-cost Solar Thermal Collectors for Absorption Refrigeration Systems (2008-2009)