From now through the end of January, visitors to Hinkle Memorial Library can escape the winter doldrums and spend time appreciating the natural world through a blend of photography and the Giclee printing process.
“The whole idea was to make it as energy efficient as possible,” Brubaker said. As per the Governor of New York’s Executive Order 88, all state facilities have been directed to reduce energy consumption by 2020. Brubaker is confident that this renovation will not only be part of fulfilling that directive but also provide an example for other institutions and campuses to follow.
“Our students made an impressive showing,” says Tim Piotrowski, of Jamestown, an assistant professor of Civil Engineering Technology at Alfred State who accompanied them on their trip. “These were real-world simulations with real-world deadlines and all the associated stress. But our students excel at those types of challenges.”