Working with industry partners such as Canfor and Dupont, we are leading a national initiative to develop processes that create value-added, sustainable products from underutilized forest biomass.
- Alternative Fuels
- Carbon Management
- Emissions Reduction
- Energy Policy
- Energy Storage
- Infrastructure Management
- Life-Cycle Assessment
- Smart Grid
- Sustainable Aviation
- Sustainable Energy
- Urban Development
CPI addresses pressing societal energy challenges at an infrastructural level through fundamental research, industry collaboration, and education, both locally and worldwide.
BioZone advances genome science and genome analysis tools, to provide sound bioengineering solutions to pressing health care challenges.
ISE is a multidisciplinary research centre that focuses on increasing energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of energy use and conversion.
CRSA is an interdisciplinary research centre developing future generations of environmentally sustainable aircraft.
CGEN prepares engineering graduates for a global workplace and generates high-impact research projects which address development challenges around the world.
Study Sustainability at U of T Engineering
Our Master of Engineering students can choose from technical specializations in Advanced Water Technologies, Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Aviation. At the undergraduate level, students can pursue minors in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, and Engineering Science students can major in Energy Systems Engineering.
We know we are supposed to switch the lights off when we leave a room, but what about the furnace, or the air-conditioning? According to Professor Seungjae Lee (CivMin), unnecessary heating and cooling of buildings wastes a lot of energy — but artificial intelligence (AI) could offer a better way forward.
Lee’s latest research project, Grid-Interactive Smart Campus Buildings, is a three-year pilot project that aims to reduce U of T’s climate footprint by leveraging AI to optimize the heating and cooling systems in existing buildings