Focal Areas

EEMI focal areas are fields of interest within the broader universe of Sustainability that we believe we can influence through the activities of the Institute. We currently are focused on nine such areas but we may well add or delete selections as we evaluate our ability to make a difference in each of them. A major determinant for inclusion into the mix is the availability of a suitable and interested focal area lead that will advance the EEMI goals in that field.

The EEMI mission is “to conduct state-of-the-art and highly relevant research, promote graduate studies and other learning opportunities, and undertake service and policy-inducing activities pertinent to the application and implementation of national and international standards for the management of environmental, energy and sustainability challenges facing organizations and communities throughout the Nation and the world.” Application areas in which these research, educational and service activities will be undertaken include the following: