Tag Archives: sustainability

Silda Wall Spitzer to Moderate Panel on Resilience at 2016 Green Building Conference

The 2016 New York State Green Building Conference is less than a week away! We are looking forward to hosting the conference for the 14th year, providing an opportunity for students, professionals, and academics involved with the science and practice of green building to share their knowledge and experiences through keynote addresses, technical sessions, and panel discussions.

A panel on resilieSpitzernce moderated by Silda Wall Spitzer (pictured at left), Director and Principal at NewWorld Capital Group has recently been added to the conference schedule. Before NewWorld, Ms. Wall Spitzer was a Managing Director at Metropolitan Capital Advisors and served as the First Lady of New York State. As First Lady she worked to promote green buildings and alternative energy and is currently Vice Chair of the Urban Green Council, the New York City Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The panel will also feature Rick Fedrizzi, CEO & Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council; Marge Anderson, Executive Vice President, Seventhwave and immediate Past Chair of the USGBC Board of Directors; Dr. Ed Bogucz, Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence; Josh Stack, Ecological Builder, Northeast Natural Homes, Inc.; and Dr. Quentin Wheeler, President of SUNY ESF.

For more information about the conference visit the NYGBC website, or register now!

SUNY Upstate Wins 2015 UHC Sustainability Award

Our neighbors and colleagues at SUNY Upstate Medical University were recently honored as recipients of the 2015 Sustainability Award from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), one of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations representing academic medical centers. This award recognizes the SUNY Upstate community’s commitment to and progress towards achieving sustainability goals on their campus.


We applaud Upstate’s success in their sustainability initiatives and look forward to seeing what they can achieve in the future. Read more about the UHC Sustainability Award here.

If you are interested in pursuing sustainability at your company or institution, join us for the New York State Green Building Conference April 14-15, 2016 to learn about sustainable practices through exciting keynote addresses, informative technical sessions, and interactive discussion panels. Register now!

RCP Spotlight: 5 Reasons You Should Take Introduction to Polymer Coatings

1)  Keep up with changing trends in advanced manufacturing.  More firms are adopting radiation curing techniques every day because they can be cheaper, higher quality, and more sustainable.  Introduction to Polymer Coatings will help you stay on top of rapidly developing trends.

2) Work towards an Advanced Certificate in Radiation Curing.  If you’re looking for new job or just a promotion, a certificate proving you know what you’re talking about certainly helps!

3) Learn the fundamental chemistry that makes modern polymers work.  Introduction to Polymer Coatings covers reaction kinetics, cross-linking agents, mechanical and optical properties, and many other fascinating dimensions of polymer coatings.  Isn’t science fun?

4) Further your understanding of current technologies and techniques used in the coatings industry.  Understanding these complex processes will help you develop, refine, implement, sell, and even use polymer coated materials.

5) Take the course from where ever you are, whenever you have time. Introduction to Polymer Coatings is entirely, completely online.

Take Introduction to Polymer Coatings starting February 2, 2015.

Learn more about the Radiation Curing Program’s graduate-level courses and register today!

SURE: Sustainable Practices in Central New York

Join expert faculty, researchers, & practitioners from Syracuse and beyond as we explore Sustainability Practices employed in Central NY. Presentations at SURE 2014 will highlight new environmental services and job opportunities that are being developed in the Central New York area.

Visiting the Harbor Brook Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment Wetland Pilot Plant is just one of the exciting opportunities during SURE 2014.

On Thursday October 2nd, Dr. Brad Allenby, Sustainable Enterprise Partnership Fetner Sustainability Fellow and Professor at Arizona State University, will kick-off the conference with remarks on “Industry, Urban Management and Sustainability.”

On Friday, October 3rd, discussion panels will cover topics including “Sustainability Initiatives at Higher Educational Institutions,” “Carbon Footprinting & Climate Action Planning,” and “Green Infrastructure Projects & Evaluations.”

Following these panels, attendees will tour the ESF Gateway Center Green Roof, the Harbor Brook CSO Treatment Wetland Pilot Plant, and the Onondaga Lake Clean-Up & Visitors Center. Explore the full conference schedule online!

Consider attending this conference if you are interested in learning about science, policy, technologies and the growth of sustainability practices in New York State and beyond.  Register online today to save your spot! We hope to see you on October 2nd & 3rd!


ESF Outreach’s Radiation Curing Team to Present to National Association

Dr. Chuck Spuches, Associate Provost for ESF Outreach, and Dan Montoney, Co-founder of Rapid Cure Technologies, have been invited to discuss the future of radiation curing technologies with the Association of State Energy Research & Technology Transfer Institutions (ASERTTI).  ASERTTI is the national organization connecting energy research institutions to promote the economy and the environment. This presentation is a part of the “Enhancing American Jobs and Global Competitiveness” collaborative through the U.S. Department of Labor.

This segment will introduce ASERTTI leadership to the Radiation Curing Program, which helps both students and industry professionals prepare for emerging opportunities in sustainable advanced materials manufacturing. The Radiation Curing Program is a suite of three online courses that responds to current and emerging demand for ultraviolet and electron beam curing and related training and education. This national initiative is led by SUNY-ESF in partnership with RadTech International, North America and other regional and national partners.

Join the Radiation Curing Program this fall! Four online courses are available starting in September, including the introductory Principles of Energy Curing Technology course. Help write the future of radiation curing technology by registering online today!