Living Lab

2018 Green Building Summer Internship: Post-Occupancy Study of the Karl Miller Center

Written by Jocelyn Reynolds, B.S. Architecture and Student Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions + Omar Abu Sulaiman, B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Student Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

From data visualization to habitat inventories, PSU Living Lab program advances campus sustainability work

The PSU Living Lab program matches staff with students and faculty who bring fresh perspectives to develop unique and innovative solutions to campus sustainability challenges.

Student Spotlight: Elin Berglund

Written by the Student Sustainability Center’s Marketing and Social Media Task Force

Living Lab program is recruiting students and faculty

Some of the most innovative and impactful ideas for campus sustainability have emerged from the Living Lab program, which is now recruiting students and faculty to take on projects in par

With green leasing, PSU extends sustainability efforts to commercial tenants

By Emily Quinton, graduate student, Environmental Science and Management

Community Spotlight: Q&A with Molly Bressers

Molly Bressers, Program Development Coordinator in the Campus Sustainability Office and graduate of the Master of Urban Studies program in the College of Urban and Public Affairs

Institute for Sustainable Solutions Impact Report 2016

At the beginning of this new year, we at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions would like to reflect on recent accomplishments of our students, faculty, and community partners, and offer inspiration as we look ahead to 2017. With the support of our many partners, we made great strides last year to address some of our region’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Read highlights and inspiring stories from the 2015-16 academic year in our Impact Report 2016.

New book provides toolbox for campus-community collaboration on sustainability efforts

Portland State’s motto, “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” speaks to the value the University places on engagement with its community and region. A recently released book by the same name describes the multi-faceted process of building sustainability programs at Portland State University—programs that rely on strong university-community relationships and a two-way pipeline of knowledge development and exchange.

Living Lab Projects: Spring 2016

This spring, the PSU Living Lab program is connecting with eight classes and two groups of passionate student volunteers and interns to tackle 12 different sustainability projects that link campus operations and education.

What’s the buzz at PSU? Beehives are coming to campus this spring

Get ready—PSU’s new campus apiary is buzzing with excitement! For those who don’t know, an “apiary” is a collection of beehives. Over the past year, I’ve been working in collaboration with other PSU students as well as faculty, staff, and local honeybee experts to bring an apiary to PSU’s Community Orchard.