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Farmingdale State College to Host International Energy & Sustainability Conference

October 20


Domestic and International experts join with scholars in the field at the International Energy & Sustainability Conference on November 12 and 13 at Farmingdale State College.  The conference – “Sustainable Future with an Emphasis on Energy, Water and Food Nexus” – is sponsored by the college’s Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center (RESC).

 The conference, held in Roosevelt Hall, begins on Thursday, November 12 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. with a poster competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students.  The general session, scheduled for Friday, November 13from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., will address issues such as:


  • Clean Power Plan’s potential to address climate change
  • Turning trash into biodiesel
  • Eliminating the need for emergency generators
  • Encouraging energy efficiency in developing countries
  • Energy conservation
  • Elimination of emergency generators
  • Interaction between water and energy sustainability


Farmingdale professors will address Sustainable Landscaping and environmental experts will share Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.

 The conference will include international perspectives, with papers being presented from Germany, India, Pakistan, China, and Iran.  Scholars from the West Indies will speak on the status of renewable use in the Caribbean.

 This conference will serve as a technology bridge between original manufacturers and service providers. Products and services will be on display in an open forum.

 Researchers, corporate executives, manufacturers, service providers, educators, students, job seekers and the public are invited to attend the fourth annual event.  General admission is $100, and $25 for students, alumni and those 65 and older.  Registration is available at www.farmingdale.edu/iesc.  For more information, email rescgreen@farmingdale.edu or call 631-794-6175 or 631-420-2194.

 The mission of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College is to enhance public awareness of emerging renewable energy resources through modern workforce training and applied research in renewable/sustainable smart grid technologies. The Center also oversees the Smart Energy House, currently open for tours. The house is equipped with smart appliances controlled by a smart meter so that the potential owners of such homes will be able to monitor the house's energy use at any time, in any location. The house is powered by solar, solar thermal (to supply hot water), and hydrogen fuel cell (to provide energy when the sun isn't shining).