LAND AND WATER RESEARCH BUILDING
Built in 1972, the 22,000 sq. ft. Land and Water Research Building is home to the Penn State Institutions of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE), Sustainability Institute, Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO), Water Quality Laboratory, and PASDA (Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access). The building's occupants manage environmental resources, lead and support financial and ecological campus sustainability initiatives, and supports development of large-scale and strategic proposals. A recycling station for compost, metal cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspapers and mixed office paper is also available in the building.
PSIEE's mission is to discover and transfer knowledge in the use and management of environmental resources. Pennsylvania Center for Water Resources Research(WRRC) is part of PSIE. WRRC focuses on water problems pertinent to Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region, such as water quality and quantity management, hydrologic model development an assessment and fate and impact of pollutants. The Water Quality Laboratory is equipped with a full range of analytical instruments for specific water analyses.
The Sustainability Institute's role is to lead and support financial and ecological responsible campus sustainability initiatives through stakeholder engagement, education, and collaborative project development, implementation and evaluation.
The Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO) is a research administration unit that provides active support for the development of large-scale and strategic proposals that are mainly multi-college and multi-institution efforts as well as administration of the resulting awards. It provides administrative support to Materials Research Institution and PSIEE.
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