Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.10
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date June 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

Boston University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Widening the Lens on Innovation for Green Manufacturing

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Widening the Lens on Innovation for Green Manufacturing was a research project headed by Boston University's Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS). The project produced an open access workshop series and a report for policymakers to inform a U.S. manufacturing innovation agenda that is compatible with climate change policies and a carbon-free economy. The project sought to bring under-appreciated opportunities for clean manufacturing innovation to greater prominence with the goal of shaping the climate and manufacturing policy agenda.

Notably, the project led to a Congressional briefing in April 2021 discussing how the United States can successfully incentivize cutting-edge clean energy investments in a future infrastructure package. The briefing included opening remarks from Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Sean Casten and featured the ISE's director, Peter Fox-Penner, as a speaker. Released in June 2021, the resulting report was jointly published by the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy, Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation at Boston University, and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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