Vision & Mission


The vision for the GW Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) is to be a center of excellence for multidisciplinary research, education and the dissemination of knowledge relevant to the resolution of pressing national and international environmental, energy and sustainability challenges via implementation of the rapidly evolving arsenal of non-regulatory environmental and energy management standards, such as those developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the U.S. Green Building Council, and a variety of other public and private organizations.


The mission of the GW Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) is to conduct state-of-the-art and highly relevant research, promote graduate studies and other learning opportunities, and undertake service activities pertinent to the application and implementation of national and international standards for the management of environmental, energy and sustainability challenges facing organizations and communities throughout the Nation and the world. Illustrations of application areas in which these research, educational and service activities will be undertaken include the following:

  • Environmental management systems
  • Energy management systems
  • Greenhouse gas emissions accounting and mitigation
  • Green cities
  • Green buildings
  • Environmentally preferable products
  • Data center energy efficiency
  • Water
  • Next generation environmental self-governance