Current CNS Projects
Grantee Research Project Results
Collaborative Science and Technology Network For Sustainability (CNS) Grantees Workshop
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
April 22 - 23, 2008
CNSs 2006 projects were funded in two broad areas: Communities and the Built Environment and Industrial Ecology and Organizational Behavior. The funded projects described below approach sustainability from many diverse perspectives including land use options that best protect water quality, the symbiotic reuse and recycling of materials by an industrial network within a region, and regional energy generation and conservation options that best protect air quality and mitigate climate change. In all cases, multidisciplinary science and engineering investigators have teamed with diverse decision-makers to understand their problem and develop creative solutions.
- Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH – Factors that will motivate stakeholders to promote ecological, economic, and social sustainability.
- Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Bangor, ME – Maps showing land development from 2004 to 2008 in Maine will be part of a tool kit for local planners and land trusts.
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ – Community-based methods to protect and preserve water resources.
- The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH – Industrial Ecosystem Toolkit that will help reduce waste disposal in Central Ohio by 15 percent in 5 years.
- University of Maine, Orono, ME – Tools to track and anticipate residential developments and measure the impacts of these developments on lake ecosystems.
- University of California, Irvine, CA – Ways to measure the value of more green space in cities or “urban forests.”
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA – Model to achieve local, regional, and global sustainability, with a particular focus on energy.
- University of Maryland, College, Park, MD – “Blueprint for the Future of Maryland” on water quality, energy impacts, economics, and land preservation.
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI – Develop a system to measure access to jobs and services, allowing better land use and transportation planning.
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies and Healthy Building Network – Develop a list of environmentally preferred building materials for prefabricated housing.
- Common Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability - CNS and P3 Research Areas Final List (PDF) (2 pp, 474 K)