Sustainable industrial processes and manufacturing are part of our thematic priorities.


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We had the pleasure of hosting Vaclav Smil's talk "Energy Revolution? More Like a Crawl" in fall 2015

Watch Dr. Smil's lecture

2016 report by IRPP and CAE on “Making better use of science and technology in policy-making"

Read the report!

We hosted Dr. Luthy from Stanford University 

Sustainable Urban Water Supplies



Photo by Owen Egan

"Renewables: What holds us back? What moves us ahead?" was held in Spring 2016!

Watch Symposium presentations!

Dr. David Plant, a TISED member, focuses on optical interconnects that target improvements in power consumption.

Learn more about sustainability leadership!


Welcome to the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) within the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University. TISED promotes bold and green ideas through education, outreach, and research, where we aim to connect our institution with the public for a greater understanding of sustainability issues in our society. Engineering, architecture and urban planning professionals play key roles through their involvement in everything from sustainable development and aerospace industry success, to manufacturing sector renewal, improving infrastructure, and our energy horizon.

TISED est un institut de recherche innovant qui propose des idées nouvelles dans les domaines du génie et du design durables. TISED met sur pied des forums et promeut la réflexion sur la façon dont les manufacturiers, les transports, la technologie de l’information, l’architecture et l’urbanisme peuvent être à la fois plus écologiques et efficaces. Les chercheurs, les étudiants et les partenaires de la Faculté de génie de l’Université McGill mettent en œuvre des mesures audacieuses en matière de formation et de sensibilisation pour influencer les politiques publiques, repousser les limites de la recherche et construire ainsi un monde durable.