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The Sustainability Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology: A Concept Paper

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: RITArc-0678

Scope and Contents

This concept paper was created as a cohesive outline and project proposal for what would become the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT. The paper is 23 pages long, and is appended by a Curriculum Vitae, floorplans, and reproduced articles on RIT's sustainability work.


  • Creation: 2007


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

From, (retrieved 19 July 2017):

"The Golisano Institute for Sustainability was established in 2007 with a $10 million gift from Paychex Inc. founder and philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano. It includes the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, a 170,000 sq. ft. education and research facility, and Sustainability Institute Hall, a 75,000 sq. ft. LEED Platinum certified research building designed to demonstrate sustainable building technologies and energy systems by incorporating a unique transparent infrastructure and Smart Microgrid data center. The Institute conducts leading research in alternative energy, remanufacturing, nanotechnology, and sustainable production.

"Golisano Institute for Sustainability houses several facilities, including instructional areas, offices, studio space, testbeds, and labs. Some of these facilities, including a 400-seat conference room, are available for corporate, public, and/or student use by request."

From (retreived 18 July 2017):

"Dr. Nabil Nasr has worked in the fields of sustainable manufacturing, remanufacturing, clean production, and sustainable product development for over 25 years and is considered an international leader in research and development efforts in those disciplines. Dr. Nasr has served as an expert delegate for the U.S. government in several international forums, including the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the OECD, and was recently named as a member of the International Resource Panel of the United Nations Environment Programme. He is also a current member of The National Academies Panel for review of the engineering laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Nasr has a BS in industrial engineering from Helwan University, an MS in industrial and systems engineering from Rutgers University, an ME in manufacturing engineering from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in industrial and manufacturing engineering from Rutgers University."


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This is a concept paper formally proposing what would become the building which houses the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT.


There is one item in the collection, and it is colocated with other materials gathered over the years on sustainability at RIT.

Physical Location

CS North, Shelf 793, Box 70

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This paper came to RIT Archive Collections as part of materials donated by the office of RIT president William Destler upon his retirement in 2017. Accession number(s): 2017:037

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Ella von Holtum in July 2017.

The Sustainability Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology: A Concept Paper
RIT Archives
Ella von Holtum
14 July 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA