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Green Buildings:             Sustainability, Innovation, and  Performance

Innovations in Transforming Waste to Value-Added Products 

The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College is pleased to invite you to attend our partner institution at EcoComplex, Rutgers University to a technical symposium focused on transforming waste to value-added products, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and innovation. 

December 5 - 7, 2018
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

If you would like to submit an abstract, please click   here. The deadline for abstract submission is September  5th, 2018.

For more information for the symposium on themes and speakers, please click   here.

Green Buildings: Sustainability, Innovation, and Performance

New York Institute of Technology  
11th Annual Energy Conference

Thursday, June 16, 2016
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

NYIT de Seversky Mansion
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Contact : Robert Amundsen, Ph.D.
For more information, please visit  or call  516.686.1177 .
For sponsorship opportunities, email Laura Schranz at .

Registrants may receive five continuing education hours  
applicable to re-registration as a professional engineer or  
registered architect.

Conference highlights:

  • Hear sustainability experts discuss the latest trends in

    green building design. 
  • Learn how microgrids and energy storage are 

    revolutionizing power systems.
  • Find out more about major projects such as

    Wyandanch Rising.
  • Get insider’s perspectives on disruptive innovation and

    emerging technologies.

Special presentations by:

  • Neil G. Rosen, Director of Sustainability, Northwell 

  • Samuel E. Cooper, II, Manager Engineering Systems, 

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Jory Schwach, CEO, Andium Inc.
  • Wolfgang Werner, Principal, Urban Fabrick Inc.
  • Paul Cataldo, Principal, Paul Cataldo Architecture and 

  • Martin S. Dettling, Senior Vice President, Albanese 

    Organization Inc.
  • Michael Bobker, Director, Building Performance Lab, 

    City College of New York
  • Sammy Chu, CIO, Enerlogic LLC, and Chairman,


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NY-BEST Markets Conference: Energy Storage as a Solution

This conference will focus on how battery and energy storage technologies are transforming the electric grid, increasing grid efficiency and resiliency while also helping us meet our goals of growing an innovative economy and promoting a clean environment.

The Long Island electricity market is significant and is undergoing a transformation. Energy storage has an opportunity to play a major role in Long Island's future grid, from enabling widescale deployment of renewable energy, to behind-the-meter applications in buildings and applications with microgrids. This conference will provide attendees with information on energy storage technology capabilities and facilitate connections among the industry, interested businesses, policy makers and stakeholders interested in developing energy storage projects in New York and on Long Island. This event is expected to draw an audience of senior managers from industry, academia, government and the financial community. 

June 25, 2015 - Melville Marriott, Long Island, NY 





2015 Energy Conference

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

NYIT de Seversky Mansion
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568


Conference highlights:

  • Climate expert Dr. James Hansen speaks about climate change and where we go from here.
  • Water scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) discuss Long Island's drinking water supply.
  • A geothermal wells craze is sweeping Long Island. Find out what you need to know.
  • Leaders in the field reveal new developments on future energy systems.

Special presentations by: 

  • James E. Hansen, Ph.D., climate science pioneer
  • Justin Gillis,  New York Times science reporter
  • Michaela Labriole, manager of special projects, New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)
  • Daniel Bader, research analyst, Columbia University
  • Christopher Schubert, supervisory hydrologist, USGS, New York Water Science Center
  • John Rhyner, director, Sustainable Energy Group, PW Grosser Consultants
  • Jian Sun, Ph.D., director, Center for Future Energy Systems; professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and System Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Micah Kotch, director, NY Prize; strategic adviser, NYSERDA
  • Julia Bovey, director, New York State Department of Public Services Long Island Office

For more information, visit or call  516.686.1177.

For sponsorship opportunities, email Laura Schranz at

Participants may receive five continuing education hours to apply to re-registration as a professional engineer or registered architect.

PHEV Workshop


06/01/2015 – 07/24/2015




Mohamad Zoghi, PhD   (Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department)



The intermediate plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) course provides an introduction to hybrid engine technology. The concept of hybrid technology along with its history will be discussed. The selected topics are listed below:

  • Concept of Hybrid
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • Power Cycles
  • Environmental Impact
  • Power Sources
  • Efficiency
  • Electrical Machines
  • Energy Storage
  • Design of HEV
  • Maintenance and Service
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Safety


$600  Register now

Solar Photovoltaic Workshop


06/01/2015 – 06/06/2015 (9:00am to 5:30pm)


Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Lupton Hall – T101


The workshop introduces the fundamental concepts in Photovoltaic technology. It provides training in the design, installation and maintenance of grid connected residential photovoltaic systems. The course is developed based on Task Analysis of NABCEP. Topics covered include:

  • Overview of PV Systems
  • Sunshine basics
  • How PV works
  • Components of a PV systems
  • Setup, configuration and sizing
  • Wiring and controls
  • Relevant sections of NEC
  • Zoning laws and building codes pertaining to PV systems
  • Interconnection requirements in New York State
  • Specific parameters of concern to utilities in grid connected systems
  • Practical experiments and demonstrations of different aspects of PV
  • Site visit with detailed explanation of maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Actual hands on set-up of a small scale grid connected system

In addition, basic electrical concepts and safety issues related to PV installation and maintenance work will be covered. It is a 6-day, 48-hour training course that includes extensive hands-on experience and real world applications. The first day provides an introduction to basic electricity and PV concepts and it is optional for engineers and licensed electricians. Students are eligible to take the NABCEP Entry Level PV Exam after completing this course.

The Solar Energy Center at Farmingdale State College is accredited as a training institution and continuing education institution on solar energy by the Institute of Sustainable Power. This is the first such center to be accredited in the Northeast and the fourth in the entire USA. The center promotes education, applied research, training and public awareness in sustainable energy and in particular solar energy. Farmingdale State College is the site of the first utility scale photovoltaic demonstration project in the Northeast U.S. Three 20 kW units and one 20 kW unit were installed at various locations on campus in 1992 and 1993 respectively.


FREE  Register now


The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center presents the following seminars and workforce training workshops.

Global Warming and Energy Alternatives


04/14/2015 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Lupton Hall – T101


Topics for this seminar cover subjects in power & energy engineering, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • The origins and the importance of greenhouse gases
  • Cap and trade
  • Importance of renewable energy sources including wind and solar
  • Nuclear power as a low-carbon source of energy

Recent world trends in global warming


FREE  Register now


 A Systematic Approach to Personal Goal Development


04/21/2015 – 3:05 PM


Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Lupton Hall - 247


Creating personal goals are often described as daunting and extremely time consuming however; it does not have to be. Each step we walk is accounted for in a directional heading of North, East, South, and West (NESW). Prior to the execution of our steps, there was a plan, a goal, a yearning to travel to a particular destination. This is where our direction is identified. Goals are constructed in a similar way. This systematic approach provides step-by-step guidelines to develop realistic personal goals. This interactive and innovative personal goal development presentation will change your life.


FREE (Refreshments will be served)  Register now


energy conference 2014

International Energy and Sustainability Conference 2014
October 24, 2014

(SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines)

The third International Energy and Sustainability Conference will be held in October 2014 at Farmingdale State College.

The conference will bring together the latest research and development works in energy and related topics, along with industrial and management issues and challenges. Experts in research as well as in industry will be invited to present the emerging technologies and future directions in their field. Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers for presentation at the conference.   Click here  to view more about the conference.

New Horizons in 3D Printing and Digital and Additive Manufacturing

Join us for the first of several conferences discussing emerging research and industrial aspects of 3D printing and digital and additive manufacturing.  This conference is designed to catalyze the formation of collaborations with academia and industry  and explore the promise of 3D printing and digital and additive manufacturing, through discussions and presentations on such areas as:

  • advances in materials science and engineering, related to additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  • bioprinting for the synthesis of tissue, implants, and biomedical devices
  • technology design and advancement for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, from the nano to the macro scale
  • nanocomposite materials and structures formed via 3D printing/additive manufacturing
  • applications of 3D printed structures for sensors, flexible and/or wearable electronics, energy systems, robotics, environmental and sustainable engineering, infrastructure, and clothing and artistic pieces
  • emerging industrial needs and opportunities, and 
  • STEM education involving 3D printing/digital and additive manufacturing


September 29-30, 2014, Stony Brook University

Conference Schedule

Conference Registration

Hotel reservations (conference rate until September 10)

PDF Flyer for Event

Call for Abstracts


9th Annual Energy Conference at NYIT
Thursday, June 12, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Energy In Motion by Road, Rail and Drone

Join us to explore the   potential use of drones  for delivery services, aerial photography, environmental studies, and emergency response.  Long Island has a population of nearly 3 million people, over 2 million registered vehicles, and over 83 million riders on the Long Island Rail Road.  With so many people on the move,   Long Island needs transportation solutions  that serve this mobile population, reduce energy demand, create new business opportunities, cut Greenhouse Gas emissions, improve air quality, and utilize cutting-edge technology.

Featured Speakers  Include:

  • Dr. Mary Cummings, featured on   60 Minutes  and a recognized drone expert
  • Paola Santana, from Matternet, a company developing drone services for remote areas
  • Ken Daly,  President of National Grid on their new natural gas fueling stations

Also, see a   Drone Demonstration

NYIT de Seversky Mansion

Northern Boulevard
P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Robert Amundsen, Ph.D.

For more information, please visit
or call 516.686.1177

For sponsorship opportunities, email Laura Schranz at


Participants may receive five continuing education hours applicable to re-registration as a professional engineer or registered architect.


a. Advanced Energy 2014:

April 28 & 29, 2014,  Hilton Albany at 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY, USA

Call for student posters:

b. International Energy and Sustainability Conference 2014, October 24, 2014 (at Farmingdale State College):


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