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Sustainability

Mechanical engineering
Study links nano and macro aspects of everyday force
Published Jan 25, 2023
Research findings related to friction could improve the design of personal prosthetic devices and sustainable energy systems
Sustainability
Climate impact labels could affect fast food selections
Published Jan 5, 2023
Participants of a new study who were shown climate impact labels on a sample menu often chose the more sustainable option, highlighting the potential for labeling in fast food as an effective way to promote sustainability and nutritional choices
Fashion-forward sustainability
Published Winter 2022
Lauren Choi, Engr '20, launched her company, The New Norm, to transform plastic into sustainable, wearable fabric / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Sustainability
From waste to windfall: Engineers' new method extracts valuable materials from mining discards
Published Nov 16, 2022
The method is more environmentally friendly than current mining approaches and can aid in the production of more sustainable energy resources, such as lithium-ion batteries
With Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. sees landmark action on climate change
Published Aug 12, 2022
Experts from the Ralph O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute discuss the legislation's impact on renewable energy, carbon capture technology, and other approaches to environmental sustainability
Sustainability
Solar facility now supplying renewable energy for two-thirds of university's electricity use
Published Aug 3, 2022
With the development of the Skipjack Solar Center, JHU achieves goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 51% three years early
Sustainability
New project will lay groundwork for open access to massive windfarm simulations
Published July 12, 2022
The creation of a public database will increase accessibility for all users, including academics and engineers who are developing more sustainable energy solutions
Sustainability
Input sought on draft vision statement, guiding principles for sustainability
Published March 11, 2022
A survey is open to affiliates and community partners through April 1
Sustainable Energy Institute
Engineers aim to convert destructive CO2 to more useful form of carbon
Published Feb 17, 2022
Using the university's own emissions, they'll attempt to convert harmful carbon dioxide into pure carbon, which is useful in manufacturing, textiles, and biochar
Sustainability
Freezer challenge asks labs to put costly energy consumption on ice
Published Feb 3, 2022
For the second year in a row, JHU will participate in the International Freezer Laboratory Challenge, which recognizes actions that promote energy efficiency, sample accessibility, and sample integrity