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Indoor Air Quality Researchers Participate in Alaska Cookstove Study

Varities of Common CookstovesIndoor air quality concerns will take ISTC researchers to Alaska as part of a U.S. EPA initiative to study the use of indoor cookstoves for cooking, heat and light. Different biomass fuel sources are traditional in different parts of the world and teams from six universities are assessing emissions through seasonal cycles. more on indoor air quality research...


Sketch of a faucet with water flowing out to form the word 'one' for the one billion gallon water challengeBillion Gallon Water Challenge

Four water research projects were announced Friday, May 30 – the first steps toward a goal of saving one billion gallons of water in Illinois. Grant recipients were selected, in part, for their ability to demonstrate real water savings during fiscal 2015. Additional One Billion Gallon Water Challenge projects may be announced later this year. more on water challenge...

ISTC Initiatives

Homes Still Needed
Indoor Climate Research & Training's Garage Contaminant Research

House with attached garage The Indoor Climate Research and Training program is conducting an ASHRAE-funded study on how to reduce the negative impact of attached garages on the air quality in our living spaces. For more information regarding the study, please follow the link to the ICRT website.


IL River Project The Illinois River project is looking at how to remove sediment from the Illinois River in a cost effective and safe manner.


Governor's Sustainability Awards Researchers at ISTC are currently studying how pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) enter the environment via farms.

Midwest Biochar Conference

Poster abstracts are now being requested for the Second Midwest Biochar Conference in Champaign Aug. 8, 2014. Conference registration opened June 12.


2013 Annual Report

image of the cover of the 2013 annual report The 2013 ISTC Annual Report is available online. It features a wide range of activities at the Center that address issues related to pollution prevention, resource conservation, waste reduction and reuse, and sustainable economic development that impact Illinois and the global community.

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