By 2030, 80 per cent of the world's population will live in urban areas. The way we use energy in these environments will dramatically impact the way we live, work and grow as a community. That's why Ryerson created the Centre for Urban Energy (CUE).
Established in 2010, CUE is an academic-industry partnership that is exploring, developing and commercializing sustainable, innovative, cost-effective and practical clean energy solutions and technologies.
CUE brings together industry and government partners, and top researchers from across Canada and around the world to undertake a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to the study of urban energy. CUE combines engineering, science, environmental issues and infrastructure management to tackle immediate challenges such as development of clean energy technologies; the advancement of smart grid technologies; the integration of energy storage, electric vehicles and renewables; energy conservation and demand management; alternative local energy generation; carbon footprint reduction; and net-zero buildings and infrastructure.
"In all that it does, the Centre for Urban Energy is at the forefront of enhancing our reputation as a global urban innovation university. By building great partnerships to harness Ryerson’s strengths in education and applied research, it is shaping the future with sustainable solutions to urban energy challenges."
— Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ryerson University
To be a world-class research and innovation centre dedicated to solving urban energy challenges.
- Build academic, public and private sector partnerships.
- Conduct research, development and demonstration, leading to commercialization.
- Create the next generation of energy entrepreneurs.
- Encourage multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches.
- Provide scholarship and learning opportunities.