Our mission at ATEI is to promote green initiatives through ideas and vision that has relevant purpose and value for current and future generations.
"Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment."
- United States Environmental Protection Agency Definition
The collective ideas and shared knowledge among members of the Applied Technology & Efficiencies Initiative have created methodologies and tools to address difficult operational concerns spanning the areas of facilities management, environmental safety, health, and security within the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Application of these ATEI-inspired methods have resulted in national recognition for efficiency in all of the indicated topic areas.
ATEI accomplishments include:
The influences of Texas A&M University are the underpinning of the success of ATEI. The leadership of ATEI has utilized the educational resources of Texas A&M University in the disciplines provided by the College of Liberal Arts, Dwight Look College of Engineering, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, the College of Architecture, the College of Engineering & Technology (Texas A&M University - Commerce) and the Mays Business School.
Using ATEI methods and processes, the following projects were implemented: