• Generating Solar Power

    UB's solar strand energizes education and research, produces sustainable energy and reduces the environmental footprint. Faculty, staff and community members connect through this cultural and natural landscape.

  • Preserving Clean Water

    RENEW researchers work to keep our lakes environmentally clean and free from algae blooms.

  • Checking Climate Change

    Geology professor Jason Briner's research on climate change takes him to Canada's Baffin Island, where he studies the processes and timing of changes in glaciers and ice sheets. 

UB RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) Institute is university-wide and interdisciplinary, focusing on complex energy and environmental issues, as well as the social and economic ramifications. It helps develop and coordinate innovative research, education and outreach programs.


RENEW’s research focuses on several prominent issues, including: