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CARTI Program

Photo: Syracuse biological sensor firm OrthoSystems, a recipient of CARTI, TAD, and CAP grants from SyracuseCoE.

SyracuseCoE supports projects that span the innovation spectrum—from basic and applied research to technology application and demonstration—in multiple areas, including indoor environmental quality, air quality, water resource management, and energy systems. 

Collaborative Activities for Research and Technology Innovation (CARTI) projects target basic and applied research in two focused areas: air quality and water resource management.  This program is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under award EM-83340401-0.

CARTI activities are intended to advance the development of new “Intelligent Environmental Quality Systems” (i-EQS) that integrate multiple technologies, including sensors, algorithms to analyze real-time data and optimize available resources, and components that improve environmental quality conditions for intended objectives (e.g. occupant health and comfort in built environments; drinking water and/or recreation from surface waters). Potential applications of envisioned i-EQS include a variety of situations in which assurance and/or optimization of environmental conditions is highly valued.

Two applications of strategic importance to the SyracuseCoE are:

  • Control of building systems to create comfortable, healthier indoor environments, while reducing contaminant emissions from buildings into the surrounding airshed.

  • Monitoring of surface waters that are sources of drinking water and ecological and recreational benefits.

Motivations for these applications include improving human health, productivity, and security, as well as promoting sustainability of urban ecosystems.

In pursuit of the long-term vision of transformational new i-EQS, members of SyracuseCoE are collaborating to develop research and technology roadmaps in IEQ, water resources, and clean and renewable energy. The roadmap process seeks to identify areas for strategic research, enabling technologies, key business drivers and investment resulting in job and wealth creation in the areas of IEQ and water resources for Central Upstate.

SyracuseCoE has special interest in this call in projects that relate to air quality and water resource management issues that associated with green buildings in urban areas. Green buildings in urban areas rely on high quality of indoor air, and judicious management of water resources.  Impacts on ecosystems that affect either air or water quality, or both, may adversely influence the performance of green buildings and health of the occupants.

Previous CARTI Awards

A total of nine projects were awarded under the 2008 CARTI IV program.

  • To view a PDF of abstracts of awarded projects, click here.

A total of six projects were awarded under the 2007 CARTI III program.

  • To view the press release announcing the 2007 CARTI III Award Winners, click here.
  • For abstracts of awarded projects, click here.

A total of 16 projects were awarded under the 2006 CARTI II program.

  • To view the press release announcing the 2006 CARTI Award Winners, click here.
  • For abstracts of awarded air quality projects, click here.
  • For abstracts of awarded water quality projects, click here.

A total of 13 projects were awarded under the 2005 CARTI I program.

  • For abstracts of awarded air quality projects, click here.
  • For abstracts of awarded water quality projects, click here.