SUNY Broome put on display the benefits of sustainability.
An open house was held in the Calice Advanced Manufacturing Center where local companies, nonprofits and students share information and held demonstrations on clean energy technology.
One of the students was Engineering Science Major Diana Kelly.
Kelly says when most people think clean energy they just think environmentally friendly, which it is.
But she says most people don’t take into account is that it also means using less energy which in turn saves people money.
“We have finite resources of gas. We have finite resources of various fuels. But we have the sun. Perhaps the sun is not infinite but it should last another few billion years at least.”
Attendees got to learn about clean energy initiatives such as the NYSERDA utility rebates, community solar and geothermal heating and cooling.
Participants in the event included Cornell Cooperative Extension, Delaware River Solar and Heat Smart Southern Tier.