Welcome to the Clarens Research Group Site. Housed at the University of Virginia in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, we focus on developing the technical and policy knowledge needed to reduce the impacts of engineered systems on the environment with a focus on sustainable energy systems and carbon dioxide emissions. In particular we focus on developing actionable strategies for mitigating the drivers of and adapting to the impacts associated with climate change. For a brief summary of our lab focus click here. Otherwise, follow the links above to learn more about our work.