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Center for the Sustainable Built Environment
SBE provides a multidisciplinary, collaborative platform to foster innovation and advance the practice of sustainability in the real estate and construction industries through applied research, education, and outreach at NYU SCPS.
H2O4U: Water Consumption Research
H204U studied why and how members of the NYU community choose and understand the water they drink.
NYU Urban Farm Lab
Steinhardt Food Studies faculty are piloting an urban farm between Houston St and Silver Towers. The farm will support urban agriculture courses, volunteers, tenant gardening, and research.
Mental Construals & Environmental Commons Dilemmas
Investigating how thinking of the environment as part of one's own identity may affect one's decision-making.
How Possible is Net Zero for an NYU Building?
Researching the feasibility of constructing a building that uses no more energy than it creates.
Greenpoint Growery: A Productive Garden
Feasibility evaluation and planning for a student-led greenroof project.
From French Fry Oil into Biodiesel Fuel
Evaluated vendors that can collect NYU's cooking oil waste and convert it to biodiesel fuel.
Green Map Project
Created an educational and research resource of local natural, cultural, social justice, and green living maps.
Global Design NYU
Global Design NYU is a place where the intersection between Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape is radically explored to create vibrant resources for scholars, students, and practitioners.
Metagenomics of Mycoremediation
This project aims to improve the health of a community garden, and importantly, to bring the concepts of mycoremediation to the New York City community at large.
Building Optimization and Economic Potential
This is a joint project between the NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) and ECON Group, which is developing a lifecycle environmental platform for buildings.
Superstorm Research Lab
Research about how Superstorm Sandy changed thinking patterns in New York City.
NYU Existing Building LEED Feasibility and Opportunity Analysis
Creating a database to help NYU discern which sustainable improvements will garner the greatest energy savings.
The Keen Vent is a wirelessly networked home air vent that enhances the efficiency and comfort of a home’s heating and cooling system by intelligently redirecting central HVAC airflow.
Enertiv: Circuit-Level Energy Monitoring at NYU
This project aims to install hardware that tracks circuit-level energy usage information to drive behavioral change in the Third North residence hall and the NYU Community as a whole.