About | Director’s Message

In 2006, Arizona State University was selected as a National Center of Excellence (NCE) for SMART Innovations to focus on technology and policy innovations related to urban heat island, climate change and energy. The NCE is a research cluster at Arizona State University involving the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. It is funded in part by the US EPA and industry sponsors.NCE researchers are evaluating developing the next generation of Sustainable Materials and Renewable Technologies (SMART) for urban energy and climate needs.This includes development and application of materials for renewable energy products, innovative building and pavement materials that reduce energy demand as well as materials which can improve regional impacts from Urban Heat Islands.

The NCE is becoming a state-of-the-art research organization providing customized, management strategies and technical advice to local and regional governments, industry and NGOs seeking to incorporate sustainable technologies and organizational strategies for economic, social and environmental benefits.

We invite you to learn more about the NCE SMART by exploring our web site or contacting us via email or phone. If this research interests you, contact us to find out how you can become involved in our community as a student, researcher, or member of our advisory group.

Sincerely,
Kamil Kaloush

Managing Director, NCE SMART