Jul 12, 2022

Lakeview Health project designed by PLAN, built by LECESSE earns LEED honor

An affordable and supportive housing project in Ithaca designed by PLAN Architectural Studio and built by LECESSE Construction for Lakeview Health Services of Geneva today was named a LEED Home Award winner by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Jun 28, 2022

New York Bus Sales breaks ground on $4.5 million facility in Batavia  

New York Bus Sales broke ground this week on a $4.5 million multi-use 20,000- square-foot facility in the town of Batavia.  

May 26, 2022

FLLT acquires Bell Station property along Cayuga Lake 

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has purchased the 480-acre Bell Station property, featuring 3,400 feet of pristine Cayuga Lake shoreline, from New York State Electric & Gas.   The property, located in the town of Lansing, Tompkins County, was the largest privately owned parcel of shoreline remaining in the Finger Lakes region.  Located on the eastern […]

May 25, 2022

NYS nearing implementation of Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

This is an exciting time in New York state — from Manhattan to Massena and from Buffalo to Brooklyn — the state’s Climate Action Council is holding public input sessions on the Draft Scoping Plan for the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), bringing us one step closer to implementation.

May 20, 2022

Preservation League hopes to save woodlands near Genesee Valley Park

Concerned that the University of Rochester is planning to clear up to an acre and a half of wooded land adjacent to Genesee Valley Park to build a facilities operations area, the Preservation League has added the park to its 2022 Seven to Save program. The nonprofit Preservation League says the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed green […]

Apr 29, 2022

“Handcrafted Hotel” episode featuring local firm airs tonight  

A local millwork contractor will be featured tonight on an episode of the “Handcrafted Hotel” series airing on Magnolia Network and Discovery+.   Pioneer Millworks’ Farmington campus will be featured on the episode, which will contain interviews with the company’s staff and a tour of the local mill, as well as sites from the Ontario […]

Apr 22, 2022

GE Renewable Energy inaugurates Genesee County facility focused on wind power

GE Renewable Energy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at its new research and development facility at the Apple Tree Acres Business Park in Bergen.   The site will be used to conduct research on how to 3D print the concrete base of towers used in turbines on-site at wind farms, a move the company said would […]

Apr 19, 2022

Environmental sustainability is the topic at upcoming symposium at GCC  

Climate change and sustainability will be the topic of discussion at the 2022 Wolcott J. Humphrey III Symposium on Leadership and Community Life at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Richard C. Call Arena on the Genesee Community College’s Batavia Campus.  The keynote speaker is Peter Boyd, CEO and founder of Time4Good and Resident Fellow at […]

Apr 18, 2022

GCC offers solar technician certificate program  

Genesee Community College has opened enrollment for its newest offering, the solar electric technician certificate, for the fall semester.   Requiring a total of 15 credit hours, the program is designed to be completed in as little as one semester. In addition, students can apply those credits toward a concentration within an Associate in Applied […]

Apr 8, 2022

Clean Energy Webinar: Best time to invest is right now

Kevin Schulte doesn’t mince words when it comes to whether a business should consider solar energy options. “Right now, in 2022, is the greatest opportunity to invest in clean energy and clean energy technologies than there has been in the history of the world,” said Schulte, co-founder and CEO of GreenSpark Solar. Schulte made his […]

Apr 7, 2022

Finger Lakes Land Trust announces multimillion dollar fundraising campaign  

The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced Thursday “Finger Lakes Forever,” a $20 million dollar capital campaign to protect lands and waters across the region.   The organization has already raised $18 million in the quiet phase of the campaign and is looking to secure an additional $2 million during the public phase.  Campaign funds have […]

Mar 25, 2022

Federal funds will help agency combat food insecurity in the Finger Lakes  

BluePrint Geneva will receive $44,000 in federal funds to help combat food insecurity in the Finger Lakes.   The money will be used to create a community kitchen and storefront location in Geneva to increase accessibility of fresh, healthy foods to underserved neighborhoods.  The funding was announced by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and […]