Conducting research is a major function of the University of
Houston. By researching sustainability issues, the University
can continue to help the world understand sustainability
challenges and develop new technologies, strategies, and
approaches to address those challenges.
Sustainability research focuses on a key principle of
sustainability (such as social equity or environmental
stewardship); addresses a sustainability challenge (such as
climate change or poverty); or furthers our understanding of the
interconnectedness of societal and environmental challenges.
Sustainability research leads toward solutions that support
economic prosperity, social wellbeing, and ecological health.
We are creating an inventory of Sustainability Research because sustainability research can serve as a valuable
first step in identifying strengths and areas for development.
Likewise, since sustainability requires collaboration that
transcends traditional disciplines, conducting an inventory can
help connect individuals, laboratories, research centers, and
other campus community members with a shared interest in
sustainability. Conducting a research inventory also establishes
a baseline for measuring future progress.
Sustainability Research Topics
Center for Advanced Materials
Clean Engine Technology
Community Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions Experiments
Environmental Institute of Houston
Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
Lone Star Wind Alliance
Summit Halogen HOX
UH Carbon Footprint
UH Carbon Footprint 2008-2009
UH Carbon Footprint 2009-2010
Carbon Footprint Calculator