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Professional Development

ESF is proud to sponsor events and provide access to free online courses so that researchers, educators, and practitioners have opportunities to learn from industry experts, develop their skills, and make meaningful connections. 


New York State Green Building Conference [logo]Green Building Conference

February 29 - March 1, 2024
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY

As the premier green building conference in the Northeast, our progressive advisory council has fostered our growth by consistently bringing together top green building researchers, educators, and practitioners. 

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Photo of timber-supported entry to Gateway Center.Mass Timber Symposium

February 22 & 27, 2024
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY

Mass timber adoption disrupts the traditional approach to structural systems, helping to reshape the construction process. 
There is no cost to attend, just register below.

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Coursera Non-Credit Online Courses

Solar Energy Basics

This course gives you an introduction to the fundamentals of solar power as it applies to solar panel system installations. You will learn to compare solar energy to other energy resources and explain how solar panels, or photovoltaics (PV for short), convert sunlight to electricity. 

Solar Energy System Design

Solar Energy System Design builds upon the introduction to PV systems from Solar Energy Basics course, which included basic system components and functions, as well as some basic system sizing using simplifying assumptions.