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Training for a Clean Energy Future

Alfred State has earned three Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) accreditations for one course and two master trainers in photovoltaic and small wind installation.

Alfred State is using part of its NYSERDA SUNYgreensNY $2.9 million clean energy training grant to prepare future renewable energy professionals. The college has earned three Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) recognitions for courses and instructors, including training provider accreditation for a photovoltaic (PV) and professional wind installation course and accreditation in its Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician program.

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The U.S. National Arboretum Gets a Boost from Renewable Energy

U.S. National Arboretum 2013“I cannot express how proud I am of the students, for their exemplary work ethic, professionalism, attention to detail, and overall excellence throughout the entire project,” Stevens says. “The students have demonstrated Alfred’s excellence in education.”

Alfred State Students install third and largest solar array at the U.S. National Arboretum

Nineteen students and graduates and two instructors from Alfred State’s electrical construction and maintenance electrician program headed to Washington, D.C., this October to complete the largest phase of what has been a five-year project to help the U.S. National Arboretum meet its sustainability goals. Their mission: to install a 15 kilowatt photovoltaic system.

Dining Ups the Sustainability Bar

The Terrace

Dedicated to challenging the status quo in order to support the college’s focus on the environment, this fall, the dining team at Alfred State introduced two new processes that will positively impact the campus’s footprint—incorporating technologies like compostable packaging and reusable takeout containers.

Dedicated to challenging the status quo in order to support the college’s focus on the environment, this fall, the dining team at Alfred State introduced two new processes that will positively impact the campus’s footprint—incorporating technologies like compostable packaging and reusable takeout containers.

Ever Green: New Venue, New Packaging

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Alfred State Expands its Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Wind Turbine

New Wind TurbineThe newest member of Alfred State’s growing renewable energy family is currently catching the breeze above campus—a 100 kilowatt grid-tied wind turbine that will offset some of the college’s electricity usage. The turbine came online just a few weeks ago and is already producing clean, green energy.

New Wind TurbineThe newest member of Alfred State’s growing renewable energy family is currently catching the breeze above campus—a 100 kilowatt grid-tied wind turbine that will offset some of the college’s electricity usage. The turbine came online just a few weeks ago and is already producing clean, green energy.

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Unique Residence Hall Competition Launched

“This exciting new program is a way to boost student participation in the many civic engagement, sustainability, and wellness activities we organize on campus,” says Julian Dautremont-Smith, Alfred State’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “It has the potential to really help build a culture of service, health, and environmental responsibility among students.”

Alfred State has cornered the market on student engagement this semester. The college recently kicked off its brand-new, yearlong Pioneer Cup competition, which pits residence halls against each other in a friendly (but fierce) fight to prove their superiority in terms of civic engagement, sustainability, and health and wellness.

Alfred State Treks to China for the 2013 Solar Decathlon

solar-powered home for the 2013 Solar Decathlon in ChinaTeam Alfred designed their home to go beyond what previous decathlon homes had done, combining cutting-edge engineering with traditional Chinese architecture, and they succeeded, walking away with a first-place award in energy balance and an incredible hands-on work experience.

Students from Alfred State designed, built, and operated a solar-powered home for the 2013 Solar Decathlon in China.

From July 15 - Aug. 18, 2013, students from, Alfred State, Alfred University, and Guilin University of Technology in China (dubbed Team Alfred), came together in Datong, China, to build a home of the future—one that showcases some of the biggest innovations in renewable energy and sustainable design.

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Learning Lab: Soil Remediation

Business Officer has published an article about Alfred State's outdoor learning laboratory for soil remediation. Read the article online.

Business Officer has published an article about Alfred State's outdoor learning laboratory for soil remediation. Read the article online.

Alfred State to Celebrate “Earth Week”

Alfred State, in partnership with Alfred University and Alfred residents, has announced a week-long series of events planned in celebration of Earth Day. The events, which begin on Sunday, April 21 and run through Sunday, April 28, include movie showings, service opportunities, outdoor activities, and social functions.

Alfred State, in partnership with Alfred University and Alfred residents, has announced a week-long series of events planned in celebration of Earth Day. The events, which begin on Sunday, April 21 and run through Sunday, April 28, include movie showings, service opportunities, outdoor activities, and social functions.

Sustainability Conference set to welcome leaders in higher education sustainability, June 6-8

The technical education practitioners and scholars who are defining sustainability in higher education will gather at Alfred State this summer for the college’s second sustainability conference, June 6-8. These leaders will present on innovations related to sustainable agriculture/food systems, renewable energy and energy efficiency, green construction, and more.

The technical education practitioners and scholars who are defining sustainability in higher education will gather at Alfred State this summer for the college’s second sustainability conference, June 6-8. These leaders will present on innovations related to sustainable agriculture/food systems, renewable energy and energy efficiency, green construction, and more.

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Alfred State featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record

December 2012 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of RecordAlfred State is featured in the December 2012 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record (pdf) for earning the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Award last fall at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

December 2012 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record Alfred State is featured in the December 2012 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record (pdf) for earning the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Award last fall at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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