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RIT receives federal grant to construct new sustainability research facility
Date:9/30/2010

ake green energy more accessible and affordable helping to cut emissions, improve our environment, lower our energy bills and create good paying jobs right here at home. This program makes good sense for our economy and our environment."

"I'm delighted RIT has received this funding that will help build the nation's first living laboratory dedicated to developing solutions in sustainability," notes Congresswoman Louise Slaughter who wrote to the National Institute of Standards and Technology urging them to support the project. "The Golisano Institute for Sustainability will connect state of the art university research with the existing and emerging needs of U.S. manufacturers, spurring a 'revolutionary reinvention' of U.S. and global manufacturing."

"RIT has long been a leader through its conservation efforts, and this funding will allow the Golisano Institute for to educate others on the benefits of sustainability, environmental construction and design," notes Congressman Chris Lee. "This funding is a direct result of the strong leadership of Tom Golisano, RIT President Bill Destler, and everyone else associated with this important project, and I look forward to continuing to work with RIT on its renewable energy and sustainability projects in the future."

"I congratulate RIT on its leadership in advancing sustainable development and commitment to making this region the center of green technology innovation," says Congressman Dan Maffei. "This award reinforces the support and endless potential for research, education and job growth in areas that will preserve our environment for the future."

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability builds on over two decades of research and education programming in environmentally benign design, sustainable production and recycling and remanufacturing process improvement conducted at RIT.

"We congratulate RIT on its success in being one of five institutions nationwide selected for this t
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Contact: William Dube
wjduns@rit.edu
585-475-2816
Rochester Institute of Technology
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