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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.
Green Map Project
Created an educational and research resource of local natural, cultural, social justice, and green living maps.
From French Fry Oil into Biodiesel Fuel
Evaluated vendors that can collect NYU's cooking oil waste and convert it to biodiesel fuel.
NYU Existing Building LEED Feasibility and Opportunity Analysis
Creating a database to help NYU discern which sustainable improvements will garner the greatest energy savings.
Superstorm Research Lab
Research about how Superstorm Sandy changed thinking patterns in New York City.
Greenpoint Growery: A Productive Garden
Feasibility evaluation and planning for a student-led greenroof project.