Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 25.60
Liaison Mei May
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2012
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University of Texas at San Antonio
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI) has a 10-year, $50M commitment from CPS Energy to partner and pursue clean energy research. Areas of focus outlined in the agreement include: carbon capture, management and reutilization, electrification of the transportation sector, energy efficiency and conservation, the energy/water nexus, renewable energy technology and storage, renewable energy education and SMART secure distributed grid.

TSERI has also been involved in collaborative funding opportunities with Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, the City of San Antonio and a number of private businesses. The institute participates in organizations in the City of San Antonio such as Mission Verde, the Green Jobs Leadership Council, the Green Building Council, the city's Economic Development Department, and the San Antonio Clean Technology Forum. The institute is also engaged in partnerships with non-profit organizations in the community such as Solar San Antonio. TSERI has been a major sponsor of SA Clean Tech Forums and Solar San Antonio. The Institute's activities through these partnerships promotes its focus on sustainability as an area of research that contributes to the community’s efforts toward renewable energy and economic development.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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