Professional Education Programs Thrive

An important dimension of the College’s outreach commitment entails organizing and delivering successful faculty-driven and faculty-partnered local, state, national, and international professional education conferences, workshops, and contract trainings. Again this year, well over 1,000 participants hailed from over 50 NYS Counties, 20 States, and several countries.  Programs often carry professional development credits that serve NYS-licensed architects, landscape architects, and engineers.  Moreover, these programs have a positive economic impact in Syracuse and around the State.  In 2015, for example, programs held in Syracuse and at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (Long Island) generated additional revenue for Onondaga County and for the Upton, Long Island community.


2016 NYS Green Building Conference Panel (left to right): Silda Wall Spitzer, Director & Principal, NewWorld Capital Group, LLC; Dr. Ed Bogucz, Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence; Marge Anderson, Executive Vice President, Seventhwave;  Dr. Quentin Wheeler, President, SUNY-ESF; Josh Stack, Ecological Builder, Northeast Natural Homes, Inc.; Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and Founding Chairman, USGBC.

Current and past programs include, for example the Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) Symposium hosted by ESF in collaboration with the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science), New York State Green Building Conference, New York State Biotechnology Conferenced, SUNY SPARE (Solar Power as Renewable Energy), the American Ecological Engineering Society National Conference, the International Phytotechnology Conference, and more! Learn more here.

Chuck Spuches, ESF Outreach





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