Center for Sustainability
The Puntacana Center for Sustainability was built in 1999 as a research and education facility devoted to creating solutions to environmental and social challenges related to tourism development in the Caribbean. The building is comprised of laboratories, offices, a library, classroom facilities, dormitory rooms, as well as laundry and kitchen facilities for extended stays.
The Center was originally created through a pioneering partnership between the Grupo Puntacana Foundation and Cornell University, but was eventually expanded to include a diverse and growing coalition of national and international institutions. Active partners include Cornell University, Harvard University, Virginia Tech, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Florida, among others.