Carnegie Mellon University

Energy and Environment

Forging a Sustainable World

Long before going green was a mainstream goal, Carnegie Mellon researchers were working to find sustainable solutions. Unique programs that look at environmental issues from many perspectives are helping to pave the way for a brighter, cleaner future. And students on campus are showing their commitment to the cause through a range of extracurricular activities in addition to environment-related coursework.

New Research InitiativesPower Plant

The latest faculty research is taking place in areas such as energy sources, production, efficiency, and environmental impact of energy, including shale gas policy and economic issues. Read more.

Mobile and Energy Efficient


High-powered mobile devices are so ubiquitous that they outnumber the human race and consume massive amounts of energy resources. CMU researchers are building novel tools and systems designed to stem the energy use of wireless data traffic. Find out more.