The Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC), an organization associated with The Aspen Tree, also took part. RISC is a knowledge-sharing environment where researchers devise environmentally and socially sustainable solutions for healthier ecosystems. The center serves as a resource for society, dedicated to reducing the impact of our lifestyles on the environment. It also provides publicly accessible data and information that can improve methods and materials across the property development sector.
RISC aims to use the research findings from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health to ensure a sustainable environment of health and well-being for The Forestias project, where The Aspen Tree is located. Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) (by Harvard School of Public Health) is engaging in site-based research at The Forestias to consider the effect of built environments on the health and well-being of residents. The Aspen Tree, as one of the key project components at The Forestias is participating in this research collaboration and believes the outcome will greatly benefit our residents.