The investigators on this project either head or play a central role in the organizations listed below.
The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center promotes energy efficient technologies, systems and practices, emphasizing economically attractive deployment. PEEC works to understand and overcome market, policy, technology, and human behavioral barriers to economically efficient reductions of energy use and to inform public and private policymaking. Energy efficiency is vital for the U.S. and world economy for environmental protection, and for energy security.
PEEC is part of the umbrella organization, the Precourt Institute for Energy. While the Precourt Institute engages in energy research on a broad scale, PEEC focuses on the demand side of energy markets and economically efficient reductions in energy use or energy intensity.
As a Stanford University research institute, PEEC draws upon intellectual resources from the entire university. PEEC comprises faculty-led research teams including graduate and undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Research teams include investigators and analysts from across the university, bringing expertise from many different disciplines.
The Human-Sciences & Technologies Advanced Research Institute, is a Stanford interdisciplinary research center focusing on people and technology: how people use technology, how to better design technology to make it more usable (and more competitive in the marketplace), how technology affects people's lives, and the innovative use of technologies in research, education, art, business, commerce, entertainment, communication, national security, and other walks of life. Based on its core belief in the power of collaboration, H-STAR organizes interdisciplinary grants, contracts, and other funding opportunities. It brings together faculty both across the campus and in collaboration with faculty at other universities around the world, and it organize events such as lectures, small seminars, workshops and conferences, sometimes through its Media X program.
Stanford's Center for Design Research is a community of scholars focused on understanding and augmenting engineering design innovation and design education. The staff and researchers are dedicated to facilitating individual creativity, understanding the team design process, and developing advanced tools and methods that promote superior design and manufacturing of products. The center develops concepts and technical solutions for design thinking, concurrent engineering, distributed collaborative design, and design knowledge capture, indexing and re-use. These explorations focus on methods and tools for improving the design of specific engineering systems, with research in structural integrity evaluation and system modeling, virtual design environments, biomimetic robots, haptic controls and telemanipulation, vehicle dynamics, and driver assistance systems.
The Stanford Prevention Research Center focuses on identifying the most practical, science-based solutions for addressing some of society’s most pervasive—and preventable—health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditions and to raise the standards of scientific investigation that matters for health. Center investigators collaborate on numerous, long-term projects designed to translate research into effective ways to promote well-being at every stage of life.
Stanford's Center for Integrated Facility Engineering researches virtual design and construction, which uses multi-disciplinary performance models of design-construction projects.
CIFE develops and tests innovative new ways to model, visualize, analyze and evaluate the performance of design-construction projects. As its educational mission, CICE increases awareness of the value and costs of virtual design and construction for practitioners and Stanford students.