Center for Energy Research and Technology

The Center for Energy Research and Technology (CERT) at North Carolina A&T State University is an interdisciplinary energy research center, created to foster collaborative research and development of new energy-related technologies. CERT focuses on basic and applied research, outreach and extension activities, and education related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative fuels and vehicle technologies, sustainable green buildings, and the environment.

N.C. A&T/CERT Hosted the Southeast Urban Sustainability Summit

N.C. A&T/CERT received a $50K NSF grant to organize and implement the Southeast Urban Sustainability Summit (SEUSS) to advance research in urban sustainability. A research network comprised of academics, municipalities, industries and advocacy groups with the vision of advancing research in urban sustainability in the state of North Carolina was gathered at the event. SEUSS occurred on Aug. 14-15, 2019, on the campus of N.C. A&T in Greensboro.

SEUSS convened a diverse network of stakeholders from across the state committed to identifying and addressing North Carolina’s most pressing sustainability and resiliency issues related to energy, water, waste, transportation, housing, health/safety and food/agriculture. Network collaborations established at SEUSS are actively seeking additional research funding to conduct initiatives identified at the conference. The resulting research agenda should have implications for the entire southeast region of the US.

SEUSS was hosted by N.C. A&T/CERT in collaboration the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Appalachian Energy Center, Appalachian State University.

The SEUSS Leadership/Steering Committee included four professors from University of North Carolina at Greensboro; two leaders from the Appalachian Energy Center, Appalachian State University; the director of the Clean Tech Center at N.C. State University; an environmental programs consultant at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality; the executive director of the Southeast Sustainability Director’s Network; a manager of U.S. climate and energy partnerships and alliances; and a cities initiative consultant from the Environmental Defense Fund.

For more information about SEUSS and how you can get engaged in sustainability and resiliency research, please contact CERT.

CERT Contact:

Mailing Address:
1601 E. Market St.
Fort-IRC Office 110
Greensboro, NC 27411

CERT Staff:
Dr. Gregory Monty

Elizabeth Keele, M.Ed
K-12 Education/Energy Wise Coordinator