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TSE program goals have been focused on improving three interconnected areas: the environment, the economy, and society. Often the technologies developed through TSE-supported research provide better overall performance at lower costs. In addition to protecting the environment, they require researchers to consider a different set of design constraints, thus stimulating innovation that would not have happened otherwise.

TSE Program Benefits

Environmental Benefits
  • Reduced use of water, especially in manufacturing processes
  • Reduced use of energy in manufacturing processes, businesses, and homes
  • Reduced use, generation, and release of hazardous chemicals
  • Reduced release of greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants to the air
  • Reduced release of pollutants to water
  • Reduced generation of waste though pollution prevention strategies
Economic Benefits
  • Cost savings derived from decreased energy and other resource consumption
  • Cost savings associated with reducing hazardous materials procurement, handling, transportation, disposal, and compliance concerns
  • Cost savings from reduced liability
  • Competitive advantages from improved product/process performance, improved efficiency, and consumer preferences
  • New businesses and new jobs
  • Lucrative products created from renewable resources produced in the United States
Societal Benefits
  • Reduction in public health risks from chemical emissions, releases, and accidents
  • Minimization of hazardous materials that require transportation and security efforts
  • Safer working environments for industrial employees
  • Education and inspiration of new generations of scientists and business leaders who are highly educated and are trained to find sustainable solutions
  • Decreased frequency of litigation and associated societal costs

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