Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Andrew Riley
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Morrisville
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Bill Mitchell
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Environmental Training Center

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
The Environmental Training Center at SUNY Morrisville is the leader in wastewater and water certification training in New York State. Working closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health, we are continually evaluating and making improvements to all of the programs we offer in an effort to meet professional expectations and needs. The instructors for all courses are experienced educators and possess extensive training in the wastewater and water fields.

Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Waste
Water

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Renewable Energy Training Center

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
The RETC is housed at SUNY Morrisville’s newly constructed (2021) Agriculture and Clean Energy Technology Center, which includes six dedicated indoor renewable energy labs with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, as well as on-site solar and wind energy production systems. These renewable energy facilities and systems provide an unmatched opportunity for hands-on technical training. Over the past decade, the RETC has worked closely with employers, training providers, economic development partners, and K-12 schools to address long-term and short-term needs of New York State's renewable energy sector, providing training across a range of technical topics including wind, solar, micro hydro, heat pumps, bioenergy/biofuels, and tower climbing safety and rescue. These efforts resulted in the development of comprehensive college-level coursework (>20 renewable energy college courses) and two unique degree programs in Renewable Energy at SUNY Morrisville.

Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Public Engagement
Energy
Grounds

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Accomplishment: Offshore Wind Training Institute Grant

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
SUNY Morrisville was awarded $500k to support an 18 month wind technician training institute beginning summer 2024. This grant will be used to reduce training costs for participants, bolster program and career awareness, improve recruitment, and to develop partnerships with workforce development organizations.

Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Public Engagement
Energy
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Points of Distinction sources:
SUNY Morrisville President's Cabinet
SUNY Morrisville's Strategic Plan

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