Sessions & Tracks Overview


The SusTech 2017 Program features:

Eight paper tracks:

  • Ecological Sustainability and Conservation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Internet of Things – IOT for sustainability
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Renewable / Alternate Energy
  • Smart Grid
  • Societal Implications / Quality of Life
  • Water Resources Management
Invited Speakers Tracks:

  • Green Business
  • Microgrid
  • Renewable / Alternate Energy
  • Smart Grid
  • Societal Implications / Quality of Life
  • Solar Technology
  • Transportation
  • Water Resource Management



  • Mobile Microgrid Training Platform Workshop

The Mobile Microgrid Training 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. PDHs available.

  • Makers & Sustainability Workshop II

In this four hour workshop, you will learn the basics of using maker platforms and tools to create proof of concept solutions to sustainability problems. Requires laptop and hardware (parts list provided).



  • IEEE’s role in UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
  • Sustainability Policy (As the U.S. Government Pulls Back on Energy Efficiency, How Will State Governments and the Private Sector React?)
  • Sustainability Industry Forum (views from iNEMI, Buildings, Water, & Autonomous Vehicles)



  • Earth Observation Processing by Lauryn Gutowski, EOS Data Analytics, Inc
  • Energy Infrastructure of the Future, by Joshua D. Rhodes, Webber Energy Group and the Energy Institute at UT Austin
  • The Central Arizona Project, by Theodore C. Cooke, General Manager, Central Arizona Water Conservation District


Invited talks:

  • Grid Project Impacts Quantification (GridPIQ) Tool (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
  • Social Implications of Technology – Creating Sustainable Interventions in Resource Constrained Environments (IEEE SSIT)
  • Draft IEEE Standard for DC Microgrids
  • On-Site Biomass Co-Gen Case Study: Unleashing Power to Create Value for the Wood Products Industry (Eaton)
  • Utility-Scale Photovoltaics: Increasing Capacity Growth, Grid Penetration, and Grid Stability Challenges (Burns & McDonnell)
  • Ocean Sustainability and Resources (IMT Atlantique)
  • Global Future of Water (International Research Center)
  • The Terawatt Challenge for Photovoltaics (Arizona State University)
  • Powering Innovation in Global Development (Arizona State University)
  • Sustain & Gain: Growing a business that multiplies your impact! (ER2)
  • Sustainable Economic Development to Overcome Local Pollution and Global Climate Change Damages
  • Autonomous Vehicles for a Sustainable World (NXP Semiconductors)
  • Green Incentives & Green Company Positioning for Funding and Growth (Rodman CPAs)
  • Cloud-based Charging Management of Electric Vehicles and Democratizing Energy Trading in the Era of Blockchain (University of New Mexico)
  • Solar Nights: The Economics of Large Utility Scale Hybrid Solar Storage Systems (ViZn Energy Systems)
  • Wireless Power – Improving Lives and Our Environment (NXP Semiconductors)





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