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Building-within-a-building enables customized thermal comfort, delivered through the walls

September 23, 2022

With today’s “smart” homes, you can activate lights and air-conditioning with a simple verbal request. But are these systems really “smart” enough to know which room you’re in?

Building-within-a-building enables customized thermal comfort, delivered through the walls

Forest migration plays a role in fall foliage colors

September 22, 2022

While forests are not uprooting and physically moving to new locations, Jingjing Liang says tree species are migrating to more ideal environments in response to climate change.

Forest migration plays a role in fall foliage colors

Purdue to boost climate-smart forestry practices among private landowners

September 22, 2022

Purdue University has received $12 million of a $35 million project led by the American Forest Foundation and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities to help family forest owners practice climate-smart forestry in Indiana and eight other states throughout the eastern half of the U.S.

Purdue to boost climate-smart forestry practices among private landowners

Purdue Institute to integrate climate and environmental studies

September 21, 2022

Purdue University enhanced its dedication to global resilience and sustainability through the launch of the Purdue Institute for a Sustainable Future, a new interdisciplinary research organization focused on climate, environment and food-energy-water security research.

Purdue Institute to integrate climate and environmental studies

The US Is Measuring Extreme Heat Wrong

September 20, 2022

Recent studies have revealed flaws in the heat index. With rising temperatures and humidity, maybe it’s time for a more holistic approach.

The US Is Measuring Extreme Heat Wrong

Assessing global biodiversity with ears to the ground, NASA eyes in the sky

September 15, 2022

Purdue University professor Bryan Pijanowski’s research team will be working in some wild and remote places around the globe in the coming year.

Assessing global biodiversity with ears to the ground, NASA eyes in the sky

Can solar panels and row crops coexist on farmland across the skeptical Corn Belt?

September 13, 2022

Acres of corn stand tall on both sides of a narrow country road in northwest Indiana. It’s late August and the crop is tasseling, its golden crown coated in dew droplets sparkling in the morning sun.

Can solar panels and row crops coexist on farmland across the skeptical Corn Belt?

Shweta Singh and Purdue team receive $3 million grant to explore zero-waste sustainable pharmaceutical manufacturing

September 12, 2022

Purdue University researchers have received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help the pharmaceutical industry cost-effectively achieve zero waste in its manufacturing operations.

Shweta Singh and Purdue team receive $3 million grant to explore zero-waste sustainable pharmaceutical manufacturing

‘Smart’ cities research featured in summit Friday

September 7, 2022

A Purdue University research team recently received a $400,000 supplement from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further its work on “Sociotechnical Systems to Enable Smart and Connected Energy-Aware Residential Communities.” This award builds on an initial $3.5 million award in 2018. The project leverages smart devices (wall-mounted tablets and Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service) and social games to engage residents in understanding and reducing their home energy use. The project’s most recent results will be presented at 11 a.m. Friday (9/9) and available for viewing online at the Climate Leadership Summit. For more information, contact Robert Teas at rteas@purdue.edu.

‘Smart’ cities research featured in summit Friday

Purdue University, Purdue Global sign MOU with University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon to solve critical issues related to climate change and renewable energy

September 7, 2022

Purdue University hosted a four-day conference packed with content aimed at building a diverse STEM workforce, promoting sustainability and climate change, and collaborating with the best and brightest minds worldwide to solve critical problems around the globe.

Purdue University, Purdue Global sign MOU with University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon to solve critical issues related to climate change and renewable energy