The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy is the university’s center for hands-on research on sustainability, climate change and renewable energy. Our goal is to create blueprints for human scale sustainability in communities throughout our region and across the world.
A Hub for Sustainability Research and Innovation
The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy brings together the university’s extensive research enterprise, more than 85 faculty members and our dedicated students to power the next generation – and every generation to follow.
We serve as the epicenter for UMass Lowell’s sustainability efforts, with an emphasis on: