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    SDI is a multidisciplinary institue at the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University in collaboration with Departments of


    Sustainable Development Institute (SDI)
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Kaufman Hall Room 135
    Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology
    Old Dominion University
    Norfolk, VA 23529-0241 USA

    Telephone) (757) 683-3753
    Fax) (757) 683-5354
    e-mail) Dr. Mujde Erten-Unal, Director


    SDI promotes and provides research, services, resources and disseminate information regarding
    • Sustainable development
    • Pollution prevention
    • Alternative energy
    • Life cycle analysis
    • Environmentally conscious manufacturing
    • Green design
    • ISO 14000
    • Environmental Management systems


    • SDI will act as the authorized State agency to collect, distribute, and provide educational material to facilitate state, regional and industry efforts in sustainable development. It will provide a model and foundation for a state program to support multifaceted sustainable development issues and activities.

    • SDI will promote and provide engineering, ecological, environmental and economic assistance to local, regional, and national governmental agencies, international organizations and businesses.

    • SDI will carry out its sustainable development mission by the faculty members and students through conducting courses and technical studies, site tests and environmental monitoring activities, assess community economic issues, analyze business alternatives, and investigate the application of new technology.

    • SDI will provide technical support to industry in product development and materials analysis to improve environmental quality by reducing by product streams and landfill loading.


    There is a potential need for this type of support in the region.

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