The Energy and Environment Initiative at Rice University Redesigns its Website for Improved Access to their Research, Faculty, and Areas of Focus

Rice University EEiHOUSTON, March 30, 2016
 –Tendenci (, the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source platform for associations and other nonprofits (NPOs), is proud to release a newly-designed, mobile-responsive website for the Rice University Energy and Environment Initiative (EEi). The website,, promotes the initiative's focus on energy sustainability through the three pillars of accessibility, affordability and environmental responsibility. 

Charles D. McConnell, Executive Director of Rice EEi states:

“Our objective in launching this new site is to provide the most effective and complete insight into our Energy and Environment Initiative.  Our framework for Energy Sustainability is enabled by the transformative, multi-disciplined research teams at Rice that are interlinked with the industries and stakeholders within the energy marketplace.  We aim to develop relevant and impactful solutions to the grand energy challenges we face, and aspire to a site that is welcoming and informative to catalyze interaction with our Energy and Environment Initiative.”

Tendenci Open Source was released as an open source solution for associations and non-profits to give nonprofits and cause-related organizations greater freedom and control over their online presence.

The flexible Content Management System included with the Tendenci platform allows Rice EEi collaborators to easily add new information about the initiative with regard to the latest research and information about the key markets. With quick and easy in-house management of site content, Rice EEi is able to highlight recent news, revise page content, and post announcements using a simple, non-technical interface.

“We are excited about a new clean, fresh look that provides a welcoming face to our efforts, as well as, insight to our research, faculty, and areas of focus," says McConnell. "It is a welcome in and roadmap to our EEi team and the possibilities for transformative impact.”

Tendenci has more than 1 million users and currently powers hundreds of websites for non-profit organizations around the world, including the American Citizens Abroad organization (, the Metropolitan New York Library Council ( and the Houston Technology Center (

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About Tendenci
Headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, Tendenci ( develops the Tendenci Open Source platform tailor-made for the unique needs of membership organizations including associations and other nonprofits. Tendenci is a revenue-generating online tool with over one million users overall and just earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. Tendenci powers the websites of Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci is available at


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