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February 5, 2015: Inspiring Energy Initiatives: The Public and Nonprofit Sectors
March 5, 2015: Inspiring Energy Initiatives: The Private Sector

Seating capacity is limited to 100. Register early to reserve a seat!


Many initiatives and projects are underway throughout New York State’s Southern Tier to reduce energy cost, improve efficiency and enhance sustainability. Following December’s meeting with NYSERDA and January’s meeting featuring the Govenor’s Office on Energy and the New York Power Authority, SUNY BEST has invited a unique selection of speakers to describe their energy projects in this month’s presentation. This will be the third installment of the SUNY BEST Spring Speaker Series on Energy.

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Location: Binghamton University Downtown Center, Rm 228


Speaker Sandy DeJohn

Sandy DeJohn

Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Binghamton University

Speaker Sarah Zemanick

Sarah Zemanick

Director of Campus Sustainability, Cornell University

Speaker Erin Moore

Erin Moore

Sustainability Engagement Manager, Cornell University

Speaker Guy Hallgren

Guy Hallgren

Director of Municipal Utilities, Bath Electric Gas & Water Systems

Mark Howe, Campus Energy Manager, Cornell University
Bernie McDermott, Director of Operations/District Data Coordinator, Chenango Forks School District

SUNY BEST welcomes panelists Guy Hallgren, who will discuss converting waste into energy and deploying a smart grid for a village in the Southern Tier; Sandy DeJohn who will introduce Binghamton University’s lighting upgrade projects; and Mark Howe, Erin Moore and Sarah Zemanick will address Cornell University’s initiatives in energy reduction, renewable energy supplies, and culture change. Bernie McDermott from the Chenango Forks School District will discuss solar power in the K-12 environment.

Learn from this month’s panel! If they can do it you can too.

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