Area college students could hold the key to making energy-efficient homes affordable.
Students from ESF, Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University are collaborating to design an energy-efficient affordable house based on the median family income of the area. They are participating in the Challenge Home Student Design competition sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Association of Homebuilders.
The staff at ESF's popular, year-old eatery, the Trailhead Cafe, has devised a way for its customers to enjoy a meal and, at the same time, reduce their impact on the environment.
The 12th Annual Green Building Conference sponsored by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will feature presentations by experts in the fields of renewable energy and home construction.
(Research into new methods and products for wood and wood byproducts might give an economic shot in the arm of Cattaraugus County and the rest of the western Southern Tier. 3/6/14)
("Divest SU and ESF and Students of Sustainability, two groups on SU's campus that publicly oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline, decided to join XL Dissent in rallying against the proposal." 3/4/14)
("Mr. Gilbert, a economic development specialist, said the biorefinery would be at the center of an integrated cluster of businesses and industries that would rely on products produced at the biorefinery." 3/1/14)
Webinar on Hydrofracking
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon.
ESF is unique among colleges and universities in that all of its educational and research programs are oriented toward natural resources, and toward the natural and designed environments. All that ESF is and does serves the mission of achieving a sustainable world.
We begin with a commitment to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. To do this we must...
In 2011, ESF earned a silver rating through STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System).
The Office of Energy and Sustainability at ESF seeks to perpetuate that mission through national leadership and on-campus initiatives. Colleges nationwide have joined together in addressing the challenges of a changing climate, diminishing oil reserves, vanishing habitat, and declining regional economies. As a signer of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), and member of the Association for the Advncement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), ESF is a core participant in large-scale cooperative efforts. The sustainability office at ESF has facilitated on-campus efforts through projects such as solar panels, a wind turbine and a biomass combined heat and power plant in the new Gateway Building.
You—students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and friends—are invited to join in the many sustainability initiatives of ESF's Office of Energy and Sustainability. Visit this web gateway often, or join the Office of Energy and Sustainability's Facebook page, for the latest in news, events, and opportunities, and for access to the rich web of sustainability resources offered by SUNY-ESF.
Michael J. Kelleher
Executive Director of Energy & Sustainability
220 Bray Hall
441 Bray Hall