News & Events

05/13/2015 -
GDF Suez Joins as Industry Partner...

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05/05/2015 -
Syracuse Center of Excellence Daylighting Study...

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03/10/2015 -
SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund Call For Proposals...

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Labs and Testbeds: New SyracuseCoE Facilities to Accelerate Innovations...

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Come visit us for a "Friday at Three" tour...

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2012 Annual Progress Report...

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SyracuseCoE-Related Publications

Photo: In June 2009 a demonstration deconstruction of a residential home took place in Syracuse's Near Westside neighborhood, under the guidance of SyracuseCoE Charter Member Northeast Green Building Consulting.

1) The Onondaga Creek Conceptual Revitalization Plan - Draft (April 2009)

Click here to view this document.

2) The Sustainable Design Assessment Team Syracuse Report
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team
(SDAT) program brings together multidisciplinary teams of professionals from across the country to provide a road map for communities seeking to improve their sustainability, as defined by a community’s ability to meet the needs of today without reducing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

The City of Syracuse was selected for the 2006 SDAT program. The initial grant for this effort was awarded in part through the efforts of the Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University (EFC). Both the EFC and the SyracuseCoE are actively collaborating with the Syracuse SDAT team to advance recommendations in the report.

Click here to read a PDF of the final report for Syracuse, NY.

3) Deconstruction

Deconstruction, as opposed to demolition, is the dismantling of a structure in such a way as to save materials for re-use in other buildings or recycling.  Construction and demolition (C&D) waste is generally sent to landfills or, in Onondaga County, to support OCRRA’s incinerator. We believe deconstruction can be a sustainable alternative to demolition, and has the potential to create jobs in the CNY area.

Deconstruction Documents

Deconstruction Links


Photo: A team of architects, engineers, urban planners, and others worked on the Syracuse, NY SDAT report in 2006.


4) Why Do We Need Green Schools?