Best Practices in Environmental and Green Building Strategies and Techniques (BEST) is a certificate offered by the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) in cooperation with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). This program serves members of the design community (architects and engineers); the contracting community; K-12 educational leaders (including administrators, school board members and other educators); elected officials; and others planning and implementing green building technologies and programs to improve K-12 education. This certificate program was developed through a collaborative effort between business and academia to take advantage of this region’s unique expertise and resources.
Green Building Strategies and Techniques for energy conservation and construction is an emerging concept with cost saving and promising environmental outcomes for an economically stronger New York State and world. This is especially true for the engineering and construction industries since forms of Green Building Strategies and Techniques are at the heart of cost-saving construction planning and cutting edge developments to reduce energy consumption on a large scale for both residential and commercial projects. SUNY-ESF is the premier institution in Central New York for green building techniques and green construction.
Best Practices in Environmental and Green Building Strategies and Techniques (BEST) certificate instructors include leading industry experts throughout the region as well as SUNY-ESF faculty. This certificate program will be delivered on March 22, 2007 as part of the Seminar on Green and Sustainable Schools.
Participants will receive a MACNY Certificate upon completion of the one-day seminar.
Workshops Will Apply to Re-licensing for Professionals.
It is anticipated that participants will earn five (5) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or (.5) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the seminar. Earned PDHs count toward the required New York State-mandated professional development training.
Brief Program Description: This program serves a wide variety of professionals involved in planning and implementing green building technologies and programs to improve K-12 education. Sessions will focus on three key integrated themes.
Who should attend:
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2007
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, NY
Directions to the Zoo available HERE
Hosted by: The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in cooperation with Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) and the Syracuse City School District (SCSD)
Co-sponsored by: The Central New York School Boards Association (CNYSBA), RobsonWoese, Inc., Energy Automation, Inc., Ashley McGraw Architects, P.C., Siemens Building Technologies, Constellation Energy, RAM-TECH Engineers, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Onondaga County Citizens Energy Committee, CNY Education Consortium, and the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
BEST Certificate: Through full participation in this seminar, participants will earn the Best Practices in Environmental and Green Building Strategies and Techniques (BEST) certificate awarded by MACNY in cooperation with SUNY-ESF.
Dr. Robert W. Meyer, Professor
Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering Faculty
1 Forestry Drive
153 Baker Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210
1 Forestry Drive
221 Marshall Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-470- 6890 (fax)