Alfred State College - Green News
Students and faculty of Alfred State College are working closely with Atlantic Richfield (AR), a BP-affiliated company, to design and install a solar-powered telemetry system to monitor water levels at a wetland treatment system created by AR at a former Sinclair Refinery in Wellsville.
The College purchased plants using a $1,000 donation by BP (British Petroleum), which was made on behalf of AR, a BP-affiliated company. BP employees and consultants from the project joined the College in the planting effort.
Alfred State College Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Craig R. Clark recently presented on energy efficiency development and job creation at the annual Development District Association of Appalachia Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
Dr. John M. Anderson, president, Alfred State College, has joined a growing list of higher education leaders committed to fighting global warming. Earlier this week, Anderson agreed to sharply reducing and eventually eliminating all of the college’s global warming emissions, and accelerating the research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.
Alfred State College is partnering with Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES to sponsor the first annual Renewable Energy and Conservation Methods Information night, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the BOCES Center, 1825 Windfall Rd., Olean. (Snow date will be Thursday, Feb. 25.)
Alfred State College student masons and instructor Stephen Richard were busy late last semester, unloading and unpacking two truckloads of paver brick, fire brick, fireplace and pizza oven parts, refractory mortars, block, brick and cavity wall flashing components. All of these masonry materials will be used as students build mock ups of masonry wall systems, fireplaces, and wor
Jeffrey Stevens, assistant professor, Electrician, Computer and Robotics Technician Department, Alfred State College, recently presented at NYSERDA’s (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) national conference, “PV [photovoltaic] and Wind: Train the Trainer,” which focused on new ideas in educating a work force in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The School of Applied Technology at Alfred State College invites the public to attend an informational discussion on energy for the homeowner. Jeff Stevens, assistant professor, Electrician, Computer and Robotics Technician Department (aka “the renewable energy guy on campus”) will discuss how to evaluate your family’s current energy usage and how to find ways to lower your total energy bill, including heat, hot water, electricity, etc.
British Petroleum (BP) visited the Wellsville campus of Alfred State College recently to present the School of Applied Technology with a “BP Buggy,” a solar-powered all-terrain vehicle for use in the college’s alternative energy programming. On hand from BP to turn over the keys were Eric Larson, the environment business manager at Wellsville for BP’s Remediation Management;
Interstate Renewable Energy Council recently published an article titled Alfred State College/SUNY College of Technology: Going Green and Loving It.