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SyracuseCoE Symposium 2010


The theme of the 2010 SyracuseCoE Symposium was "Restoring Sustainable, Healthy Communities." Plenaries, seminars, and panel discussions explored ways in which professionals working in three sectors—research, industry, and the community—are creating scaleable innovations to address human and environmental well-being in SyracuseCoE's focus areas of clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources.

Featured Speakers, Events, & Topics:

Track Titles

Energy Efficient Buildings Research; Water Resources in the Community: New Programs for Water Quality Protection; Clean and Renewable Energy Industry; Energy Efficient Buildings Industry; Clean & Renewable Energy in the Community: Case Studies from NYS Communities; Clean and Renewable Energy in the Community: Municipal Energy Efficiency Incentives and Implementation; Clean and Renewable Energy Research; US DOE Builders Challenge; Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods; Creative Core Green Business Certification Program; Ecological Performance Standards for Buildings

Keynote Speakers/TopicsRead Biographies

  • J. Christopher Daly, Founder and President, Sheldrake Organization (Recycling, Rehabilitating, and Recreating Sustainable Buildings in New York State).
  • Kate Gordon, Vice President for Energy Policy, Center for American Progress (Creating Jobs Through Investments in a Clean Energy  Economy).
  • Roberta Brandes Gratz, Urban Critic and Author of The Battle for Gotham
  • Matt Millea, Deputy County Executive for Physical Services, Onondaga County (Onondaga County Green Infrastructure Program).
  • Jared Snyder, Assistant Commissioner for Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (New York State's Climate Action Plan).
  • Gerald Stokes, Associate Laboratory Director for Global and Regional Solutions, Brookhaven National Laboratory (New York’s Climate Action Plan’s 80x50 Scenario Analysis). 

Selected Other Speakers/Topics

  • Syracuse University Lecture Series presented Majora Carter ("Green the Ghetto and How Much It Won't Cost Us"), Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Hendricks Chapel. For more information, click here. (Co-sponsored by SyracuseCoE, a kick-off to SyracuseCoE Symposium 2010.)
  • Frank Cetera, Green Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center, Onondaga Community College ("Syracuse Green Business Certification Program").
  • Samuel Chu, Director, Long Island Green Homes Program.
  • Cliff Davidson, Thomas and Colleen Wilmot Professor, LC Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science, Syracuse University ("Reengineering to Establish Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods"). Read abstract.
  • Charles Driscoll, University Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering, Syracuse University.
  • John Folan, T. David Fitz-Gibbon Professor of Architecture & Director of the Urban Design Build Studio, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Liv Haselbach, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University.
  • Phil Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and Director of CARES, Clarkson University (Mediating Indoor Air with HEPAiRx).
  • Merrill Pond, Vice President for Research, Partnership for New York City (Clean & Renewable Energy Research: Barriers to Adoption).
  • Kevin Stack, President
, Northeast Green Building Consulting (US DOE Builder's Challenge & Ecological Assessment of Buildings).
  • Anne Spaulding, Sr. Environmental Specialist, City of Rochester, NY (Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund for Businesses).
  • Environmental Finance Center at SU's Building Networks for Sustainable Communities in New York: Funding News and Program Updates (Technical Assistance Partnership Forum), Sept. 28, 10 am-noon, featuring Dave Miller, Program Director, USDA Rural Development (invited); Matthew Driscoll, President & CEO, NYSEFC; Kyle Wilbur, Municipal Management Consultant, NYSDOS. For more information, click here.

Other Information:

  • For more information for student participants, click here.
  • To learn more about how SyracuseCoE was  "Greening the Conference," click here.

Past SyracuseCoE Symposiums: