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Botanical Research Institute of Texas

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is one of the world's foremost centers for botanical research. We have partnered with BRIT on a number of fronts, from BRIT scientists working with TCU graduate students on their MS degree research, to various outreach and design projects.

Earth Day Texas

Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment. Since 2011, IES has been a partner and sponsor of EDTx.

The TCU Energy Institute

IES partners with TCU's Energy Institute on a range of energy-related issues. Please click on the link to find out more.

The PGA Tour

In 2009, IES partnered with the PGA Tour and the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to design the tour's first Green Pavilion. The structure was designed to showcase TCU's green initiatives alongside the golf tournament's own efforts to become more environmentally healthy. The pavilion, subsequently called the Texas Prairie Hopper, won the 2009 AIA California Council Award for Architecture, and served as a first step toward a sustainable, mobile structure that included natural systems as part of the design.

NextEra Energy Resources

NextEra Energy is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of about $17.0 billion and 44,900 megawatts of generating capacity. TCU in partnership with NextEra Energy Resources has been researching the broad scale ecological and socio-economic impacts of wind development. This includes evaluation of the coexistence of wind power with thriving bird and bat populations, ecological footprints of wind, carbon offset analysis, and benefits of wind farms to ecosystem health and local communities.


IES has partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on several research papers focused on the economic impacts of large-scale wind farm development. The mission of NREL is to develop clean energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and provide knowledge and innovations to integrate energy systems at all scales.

Fort Worth Nature Center

The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge (FWNC&R) comprises 3,621 acres of forests, prairies, and wetlands making it one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. Over 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to a myriad of natural wonders to be found on the refuge. Students at TCU work with staff at the FWNC&R on a variety of research topics, including urban wildlife and the impacts of prescribed burns on soil properties.


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