Members of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and its Advisory Group on Sustainable Freight Transportation in North America were the first group to tour TTI’s new Environmental and Emissions Research Facility (EERF).
The CEC was in College Station last month for a three-day workshop.
Located at the Riverside Campus, the facility contains the largest environmental test chamber in the nation and opens the door for a wide range of research opportunities for the Institute. EERF is designed to measure emissions and fuel consumption in a controlled environment.
“We are very pleased that the facility is now ready to go,” says Joe Zietsman, the director of the Center for Air Quality Studies. “And to have members of the CEC here is a real honor and it’s a great way to get the word out about TTI’s capabilities with emissions testing.”
The CEC facilitates collaboration and public participation to foster conservation, protection and enhancement of the North American environment for the benefit of present and future generations, in the context of increasing economic, trade, and social links among Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
The CEC Advisory Group meeting was planned by Program Manager Juan Villa, who is a member of the group and is working with CEC on two projects involving the environmental implications of freight transportation within North American trade corridors.