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SusTech 2017 Proceedings Published in IEEE Xplore

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018


The SusTech 2017 Proceedings have been published in IEEE Xplore® at

The SusTech Proceedings portal page in Xplore to access all SusTech Proceedings is:


SusTech 2017 Student Poster Contest Winners

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017


SusTech 2017 is pleased to announce the winners of the Student Poster Contest, held on Nov. 12.
Our thanks to all who entered and attended to preset their posters.

First Place Winner

Daniella Saetta and Arsh Padda, Arizona State University, for Urine the cloud: Real-time sensing of non-water urinal for urine diversion systems and water conservation

Second Place Winner

Saleh R. Mousa Louisiana State University; Ragab Mousa; and Sherif Ishak University of Alabama in Huntsville, for Providing More Sustainable Semi Actuated Intersrections Through The Development Of An Eco-Driving Application For Connected And Autonomous Vehicles

Third Place Winner

Chao Wang, Peng Hao, Guoyuan Wu, and Matthew Barth, University of California at Riverside, for Developing an Eco-Cooperative Real-time Taxi Allocation System


SusTech 2017 Announces Patrons and Special Events

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017


PHOENIX (Arizona) (2 November 2017; updated 9 November) – The 5th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017) has announced its final program and keynote speakers.

SusTech 2017 is pleased to announce its corporate Patrons.

  • Sphera Solutions and Renavitas Technologies, LLC are the Silver-level patrons.

Sphera is the largest global provider of Operational Excellence software and information services with a focus on Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), Operational Risk and Product Stewardship. Sphera assists companies with their sustainability goals. See

Renavitas Technologies mission is to develop cost-effective and high performance sustainable energy technology solutions to help with positive transformation of the world. with an vision to transform the world through sustainable energy. See

  • Southern States LLC is the Bronze-level patron. Southern States is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-voltage switching devices:  group operated switches; transmission switches, circuit switchers; load and line switchers; reactor & capacitor switchers; intelligent circuit sensor, high voltage mobile switching solutions. See

The SusTech 2017 program features workshops, keynotes and presentations of research papers and invited speakers on technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. SusTech strives to provide attendees the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.


Announcing SusTech 2017 Workshops

Monday, September 18th, 2017


The SusTech 2017 organizing committee is pleased to announce that two worshsops will be presented at this year’s conference:

  • Mobile Microgrid Training Platform Workshop
  • Makers & Sustainability – Learn the basics of using maker platforms (e.g. Arduino) and tools to create proof of concept solutions to sustainability problems.

Mobile Microgrid

The Laboratory for Energy And Power Solutions (LEAPS) at Arizona State University (ASU) has created workforce development programs to train a new wave of engineers, technicians, and managers needed for the microgrid industry. Hands-on technician training is delivered on-site at ASU and through an extension service using the Mobile Microgrid Training Platform. This platform offers a plug-and-play environment for education with various microgrid configurations to be wired and tested including a generator, solar PV, battery storage, inverters, grid connection, and a microgrid controller. This course will offer PDH credits for those interested.

Makers & Sustainability

In this workshop, receive hands on experience with the Arduino 101, sensors, and Bluetooth LE. Learn the basics of using maker platforms and tools to create proof of concept solutions to sustainability problems. The course will first cover the basics of the popular Arduino environment and its use for simplified embedded programming. Then using a gas sensor, it will explore the integrated features of the Arduino 101 microcontroller, including data collection, on-board computation, and connectivity.

See the workshops page for full details.


Announcing SusTech 2017 Keynote Speakers

Saturday, September 16th, 2017


The SusTech 2017 organizing committee is pleased to announce the lineup of keynote speakers.

Monday’s Opening Keynote will be “Earth Observation” with Lauryn Gutowski, Project Manager, at EOS Data Analytics, Inc. Earth Observing System (EOS) has created a cloud-based platform and analytics tool from which images and analyses of satellite and other earth observation data from satellite, aerial sensors, and drones are derived in real time for application in business, science, and public policy.

Monday’s Lunch Keynote is “Energy Infrastructure of the Future”, with Joshua D. Rhodes, Webber Energy Group and the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr Rhodes, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow, in the Webber Energy Group of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr Rhodes is lead author of the recent article “Are Solar and Wind Really Killing Coal, Nuclear and Grid Reliability?


SusTech 2017 Student Poster Contest Deadline Extended

Friday, September 15th, 2017


SusTech 2017 invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Contest.

Students are invited to send in ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the sustainability topics areas of the Conference. The selected posters will be displayed during the SusTech 2017 Student Poster Session, on Sunday November 14, 2017, being held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts has been extended to midnight US Mountain Time, September 29, 2017.

Notification of acceptance will be October 1st. Accepted posters must then register for Contest and pay the submission fee.

See the Student Poster Contest Announcement and the Student Poster Contest page for complete details and submission requirements.

Download the Poster Contest PDF Flyer here.


Sustainability Industry Forum & Moderator

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

November 12 – 14, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona
Registration Now Open

We are pleased to announce that Mark Goldstein will moderate the “Sustainability Industry Forum” at SusTech 2017 on Tuesday November 14th. He is also going to speak on the topic of “Global Future of Water”.

Mark Goldstein is President of International Research Center and a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout myriad technology sectors.



Forum participants include:

Bill Bader, CEO of iNEMI who will be speaking on the topic iNEMI 2017 Sustainable Electronics Roadmap. iNEMI is the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, which is a leading electronics organization that drives collaborative R&D projects that are executed by the iNEMI membership.

Emma Stewart, Chief Business Development Officer of Impact Infrastructure who will be speaking on the topic “The “Holy Grail”: Automating the business case for greener, healthier buildings & sites”.  Impact Infrastructure automates and democratizes triple-bottom-line cost-benefit analyses in order to cost-justify greener buildings and infrastructure.

Emma is a Board Director of the U.S. Green Building Council, the group behind LEED ratings for buildings, the elected Chair of U.S. Green Building Council’s Advisory Council, and sits on the Global Advisory Council to the World Resources Institute.


Other panelists will include:

Todd Brady, Intel; Guru Madhavan, National Academies of Sciences, and Chris Link, NXP.


To register visit the SusTech registration webpage.

SusTech is an IEEE Region 6 conference hosted by IEEE Phoenix section, and is co-sponsored by the IEEE Phoenix and Oregon Sections, IEEE Region 6 and IEEE-USA. With technical sponsorship by the IEEE SSIT (Society for Social Implications of Technology), IEEE CES (Consumer Electronics Society) and the IEEE Environmental Engineering Initiative.

SusTech 2017 Registration Open

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Registration Now Open

5th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017)
November 12 – 14, 2017
Phoenix, Arizona

Register early and save $100 on the conference fee.
Click here to register

Early bird registration closes on September 20, 2017.

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Call for Invited Presentations

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Call for Invited Presentations
5th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability
Phoenix, AZ.  November 12-14, 2017

Sustainability: the pursuit of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future!

The 5th Annual IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech 2017) is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.


SusTech 2017 Abstracts Deadline Extended

Friday, April 14th, 2017


The deadline for submitting abstracts for SusTech 2017 has been extended through April 29.