Innovation is described as "the creation or improvement of products, technologies, and ideas", and is the core reason education, the economy, and society progress from simple forms to more sophisticated and complex organisms.
With the creation of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, brilliant minds of researchers and students of Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and other neighboring educational institutions, workforce training facilities, and research laboratories have teamed up to maximize their creativity, productiveness, and innovative solutions to society's problems.
AERTC is an energy research center focused on developing breakthrough technologies prescribed for the investigation of cleaner energy, the increase of renewable source generation, and the pursuit of more efficient energy distribution and storage methods with minimal ecosystem impact.
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Some of the technologies investigated and explored through AERTC include nontraditional renewable energy sources (such as solar, geothermal, tidal, wind, biomass, etc.), hydrogen sciences, conventional fuels, energy conservation techniques, and power distribution systems.
(image courtesy of Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center)
Increasing its role as exemplary and progressive institution, AERTC is located in an LEED Platinum certified building: the highest honor that the U.S. Green Building Council can award for environmentally-friendly architecture. The LEED certification is awarded to buildings that are designed to achieve maximum energy efficiency while maintaining minimum environmental impact. AERTC, by qualifying for LEED, has become the first Platinum Rated building in the state of New York. Please see our other blog posts concerning sustainable architecture practices such as LEED certified buildings like the Rafik B. Hariri Building at Georgetown University and the work of the firm HDR, Inc.
Business partnerships, educational sectors, and the attraction of public/private funding all benefit from the installation of such an institution as AERTC, and numerous research facilities of Advanced Energy Research exist along Long Island, New York. Representing these centers is more than $325 million in state, federal, and private investments.
If you are interested in the technology and research that makes a building energy efficient and sustainable, plan on attending the 6th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ tradeshow event at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY on October 20th, 2011. Biotechnology Calendar Inc.'s trade shows are an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest laboratory technologies and supplies and an easy way to connect with life science professionals in your field.