Industry Consortium

The groundbreaking research done for the promotion of healthy buildings is only made possible through the partnership with industry partners in several fields, including architecture, biology, chemistry, and engineering. These business and corporations all play a significant role in the research conducted through the institute.


Find our current members and affiliates here.

Membership Benefits


Collaborative research may accomplish what is not possible in isolation through synergistic skill sets and resources, and our Consortium facilitates unconventional collaboration between cross-disciplinary groups together to creatively re-examine larger problems and arrive at creative solutions.  Membership provides direct connections between leading university researchers and industry partners in fields aligned with each member’s business interests.


Industry members receive priority access to primary and secondary research results which can be translated into products and services, and can be used to inform or shape standards, codes, and policies.  There is also the potential for special, firm-focused projects as needed.


The Institute hosts annual Consortium Meeting events to bring researchers, collaborators, members, and affiliates, into one room to share current research and ideas, identify topic areas in need of future research and development, and shape the interface of health and the built environment.

Market Differentiation

Consortium membership provides access to world-renowned faculty researchers and thought leaders in several different fields at the University of Oregon, such as Architecture, Biology, Human Physiology, Landscape Architecture, or Microbiology, as well as to our research institute partners such as Arizona State, Harvard, Northwestern, Oregon Research Institute, or Santa Fe Institute.  These collaborative opportunities allow for flexible management of Intellectual Property, patent, or license assignments and rights, to benefit both industry partners and university researchers.

Cost Efficiency

The ability to extend research investment through shared resources greatly reduces the cost of basic and applied research.  Highly-interdisciplinary research of this type also allows for multiple research questions to be answered with each project, further streamlining research costs.  Annual Consortium membership/sponsorship is less than the cost of one administrative assistant for a year, or the cost of a typical one year research project.  In addition to benefits from matching university resources, there are benefits from participation of other industry partners, foundations, and federal and state government, such as R&D tax credit.

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