Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE) is a key asset in Central New York’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Led by Syracuse University, the center is a hub for innovative research and product development focused on:

  • Indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Water resources
  • Clean and renewable energy solutions
  • As one of 13 NYSTAR funded Centers of Excellence, SyracuseCoE strategically brings industry partners together with researchers and students in a thriving culture of collaboration and innovation, ultimately creating new businesses and jobs, strengthening regional and state economies.

    SyracuseCoE’s research brief series highlights the ongoing work of affiliated faculty, students and collaborators.

    For questions regarding SyracuseCoE reports and publications, please contact Emma Ertinger, Assistant Director of Communications, at




Integrated Building Assessment to Enable Retrofit Design, Fabrication and Verification: A Drone-based Approach, Paul Crovella



How Should We Set Pandemic Capacity Limits for Restaurants & Bars?, Eric A. Schiff


Wastewater Testing Shows that Pharmaceutical and Illicit Drug Use are Higher in Places where COVID-19 is More Prevalent, Kerrie Marshall, Arik Palileo, Eric Schiff, and Teng Zeng



Semi Open Partitions: A Defense Strategy for Airborne Disease, Kerrie Marshall, Arik Palileo, and Eric A. Schiff


Ventilation & Masks: Reducing Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 in a Classroom, Eric A. Schiff