October 07, 2013

ASU sustainability program uses Valley cities as living lab

Posted: October 07, 2013
Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan
Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, senior vice president for ASU's Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development.
Photo by: Dan Vermillion

Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan describes how an ASU sustainability program uses Valley cities as a living laboratory in his latest column in The Arizona Republic. Panchanathan is the senior vice president for ASU's Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development.

Panchanathan provides a sample of what ASU is doing in the area of sustainability and how this work will have an impact for future generations. From the Global Institute of Sustainability, the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program (led by ASU and funded by National Science Foundation) and the Sustainable Cities Network, there are a variety of efforts under way to study sustainability at ASU.

"The ASU campuses provide additional opportunity to test sustainability practices," said Panchanathan. "Currently, solar panels on all four campuses offer more than 20 megawatts of energy-generating capacity, providing shade for more than 5,000 parking spaces at the same time."

To learn more about exciting discoveries and inventions at ASU, follow Panchanathan's column, which appears on a monthly basis in the Opinions section.

Article source:
The Arizona Republic


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Amelia Huggins, amelia.huggins@asu.edu
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