Working Partnerships for a Sustainable Environment and Economy
The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality by partnering with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering management, manufacturing, and regulatory processes that can improve environmental quality and product quality while enhancing economic development. Students from many different degree programs at Carnegie Mellon can participate in the Green Design Institute activities.
Through the Green Design Institute, we are solving problems and building tools that help businesses accomplish more with less. Our focus is on developing practical pollution prevention technologies and lowering costs, by recycling scarce resources, using fewer raw materials and creating better products. For example, our environmental life cycle assessment tool using an input output model is available on the web at www.eiolca.net. Creative engineering and science can produce products and processes that both cost less and pose fewer threats to workers, consumers and the environment. By joining in partnership with Carnegie Mellon, businesses will gain the tools they need to be competitive in the new environmental era.
Michael Griffin, Co-Director Chris T. Hendrickson, Co-Director