Energy

Green rehab: Making century-old brick buildings sustainable

By Public Affairs on May 3, 2016 in Energy, News, Sustainability

A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19 percent — and carbon emissions by 34 percent — in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels, and those numbers drop to 39 percent and 65 percent. These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment conducted by stu...

Xinyi Liu, PhD, assistant professor of archaeology gives progress report on his I-CARES funded research focused on studying the archaeology of food domestication. (PHOTO: Myra Lopez, April 2, 2016)

2015 I-CARES funding recipients report on findings

By myralopez on April 5, 2016 in Biofuels, Climate, Energy, Environment, News

Thermal troubles in the tropics. The impact of aerosol emissions in South Asia. A study of heavy metals in St. Louis-area urban gardens. Those are just some of the research projects that received seed funding in 2015 from the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability a...

Photo of a corn field under a bright blue sky.

Himadri Pakrasi: the Future is Bright for Food, Feed and Fuels

By Public Affairs on October 9, 2015 in Energy, Plants, Video

As part of the Science in St. Louis seminar series, I-CARES Director Himadri Pakrasi will present “Engineering Biology and Energy from the Sun: the Future is Bright for Food, Feed and Fuels.” The Pakrasi Lab studies how cyanobacteria use solar energy to drive the chemistry of life. Sc...