In 1987-1988, light-duty vehicle fuel economy peaked at 22.0 MPG. The U.S. has the lowest required fuel economy standards, well below the EU, China, and Japan.
While research at the Center for Sustainable Systems is inherently interdisciplinary, it can be grouped into seven broad level topics. CSS projects and publications can also be grouped by research areas.
The Center for Sustainable Systems uses various methods and tools, such as Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Opitimization, in its research.
Over 100 research projects conducted at the Center for Sustainable Systems can be browsed by date or research area.
The researchers, who are central to CSS's work, have varied educational backgrounds and research interests.
The Center for Sustainable Systems collaborates with faculty from across campus in many departments.