Nov 26, 2019

Airport honored with Going Green award

The renovation project at the Greater Rochester International Airport received the 2019 Airports Going Green Award (AGG) from the Chicago Department of Aviation and the American Association of Airport Executives. The ROC Renovation Project was honored in the Outstanding Sustainability Infrastructure Development category, which measures qualities of a project and the pursuit of [...]

Nov 21, 2019

Energy-saving grants available for schools

Schools that want to reduce their carbon footprint are eligible for grants, the state announced this week. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said a $4 million fund is available to provide grants to schools to lower their energy use and adopt greener, carbon-free energy. The P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions program provides up to […]

Nov 14, 2019

Food experts discuss what the consumer wants

Consumers want their food choices to be fresh, local, “clean,” healthy, decadent, plant-based, full of taste, packaged in a recycled container, and made by a company that has a social conscience and doesn’t harm the environment. Those were some of the conclusions of a panel on meeting consumer demands with food innovation at the Grow-NY […]

Nov 5, 2019

Goodwill moves away from plastic bags

Goodwill stores in Henrietta and Macedon, Wayne County, stopped using disposable plastic bags for purchases on Monday, and the chain of thrift stores intends to end plastic bag usage at all Rochester and Syracuse-area stores before the statewide ban goes into effect March. 1. During this pilot period for the Henrietta and Macedon stores, workers […]

Oct 31, 2019

CreekView affordable housing opens in Canandaigua

The first phase of CreekView Apartments in Canandaigua has been completed, with officials from Baldwin Real Estate Development cutting the ribbon on 96 apartment homes. The 12-building, $20 million affordable housing project is the first outside of New York City to use Passive House Institute construction techniques for Zero Energy Ready Homes design. Rents range […]

Oct 30, 2019

Three Finger Lakes’ region projects win green grants

Creekview Apartments at Woodland Park Phase II in Canandaigua, Solar Pods at Carter Road in Geneva and Westgate Apartments in Rochester were first-round winners in New York State’s Buildings of Excellence Competition, which recognizes and supports the design, construction and operation of low-carbon emitting multifamily buildings. Each project was awarded a $1 million grant as […]

Oct 15, 2019

Cuomo announces Energy to Lead 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today the kick-off of Energy to Lead 2020, the third round of the Energy to Lead competition. In support of Cuomo’s Green New Deal, $5 million is available for New York colleges and universities to aggressively reduce their carbon footprint and lower energy usage. “The Energy to Lead Competition provides colleges […]

Oct 7, 2019

RIT joins universe-mapping initiative

Rochester Institute of Technology has joined an international initiative to map the sky, offering its expertise in computing to deal with the data collected by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The LSST promises to provide the most ambitious survey of the sky to date, relying on expertise from nearly 40 United States and Chilean members. […]

Sep 4, 2019

Tarduno elevated to research dean seat

John Tarduno is the new dean for research in arts, sciences and engineering at the University of Rochester. Tarduno is a professor of geophysics and has been chairman of the Department of earth and environmental sciences at UR. He succeeds David Williams, a medical optics professor, who returned to full-time research and the job of […]

Aug 22, 2019

Developers hope Lake House will ‘bring the world to Canandaigua’

The Inn on the Lake is being reborn as a house. A very big house. The Lake House on Canandaigua, the latest destination venue created by the Sands family, is replacing the former Inn on the Lake. Developers expect the upscale facility to be fully operational by August of 2020. The new hotel will feature […]

Aug 15, 2019

Companies changing logos in support of climate fight

  Rochester People’s Climate Coalition is trying to go viral like the Ice Bucket Challenge did, but with melting instead of freezing. And instead of curing a disease, the group is aiming to cure the planet of climate change by educating people and businesses about steps they can take to help. RPCC, with the help […]

Jul 15, 2019

Paradigm one of 19 finalists in 76West competition

Rochester’s Paradigm Environmental Services Inc. is one of 19 finalists in New York state’s 76West Clean Energy competition. The competition offers $2.5 million in prizes to companies that will build or expand clean energy business in New York’s Southern Tier, or create a partnership with a company, such as a supply-chain agreement, to help develop […]