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Alfred State plants over 130 trees and shrubs on campus

Mon, Nov 20th, 2023

“44 new trees are near the college’s main entrance as a new retention pond that aids water runoff is now transformed with a new park surrounding it. The rest of the trees and shrubs are concentrated on Lower College Drive. They are all native species ranging from oaks to maples.”

Jon Nickerson

Director of Facilities

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Alfred State to celebrate Earth Week

Tue, Apr 9th, 2019

Led by students, the events will focus on sustainability and increasing awareness about this topic across campus. All events are free and open to the public.

MacKenzie Commons Boiler

Alfred State College making a powerful impact with sustainability efforts

Mon, Aug 27th, 2018

Sustainability is a top priority at Alfred State College. That’s why over the past eight years, the school has taken a number of ecofriendly steps to reduce its environmental footprint, while increasing energy efficiency on campus.

Peter York reusable bags civic engagement 2018

Student leads initiative to discourage use of plastic bags on campus

Fri, Apr 27th, 2018

Looking to the future, York said, “My end vision is to completely eliminate single-use plastic bags on Alfred State’s campus and create a sustainably minded culture while doing so.”

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Clean energy a top priority

Fri, Oct 14th, 2016

“The college has a long history of being a leader in sustainability, including classroom instruction, building a Zero Energy Home on the Wellsville campus, and leading a $2.8 million NYSERDA grant on clean energy training across New York State,” said Dr. Craig Clark, vice president of Economic Development at Alfred State. “We look forward to continuing to lead through the REV process.”

Mike Smith Energy Efficiency Monitor

Alfred State surges ahead in energy efficiency

Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

Through evaluating building-by-building benchmarks, the college as a whole performed very well in the Preliminary Energy Analysis report which was not weather-normalized. According to the analysis, out of seven similar-sized SUNY campuses, Alfred State’s energy consumption is noticeably lower than five of them, and ties results for first place.

Glenn Brubaker

Blue and gold goes green with sustainability efforts

Wed, Jul 27th, 2016

A number of environmentally conscious efforts have been or are being implemented at Alfred State.

Ryan Kozlowski at Solar Decathlon

Team Alfred earns two awards in Solar Decathlon competition

Wed, Oct 28th, 2015

“This was an excellent opportunity for Alfred State and Alfred University students to display their talents and abilities on a national scale,” Richardson said. “They were also able to receive a valuable hands-on learning experience unlike any other, which will undoubtedly benefit them in their careers once they graduate.”

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

Fri, Nov 15th, 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.”

Windmill on campus

Alfred State Expands its Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Wind Turbine

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013

The 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.