Howard Aschoff Will Discuss Solar Energy; Gordon Smith to Address Energy Efficiency in Buildings

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange will host its annual fall Green Technologies Open House and panel discussion by practitioners in a variety of sustainability-related areas from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Gilman Center for International Education on the College’s Middletown campus.

Practitioners in commercial green technology will address various aspects of their individual commercial and/or residential work. Audience members, who will be encouraged to participate in the discussion, will have the opportunity to learn about regional training resources and courses to be offered by SUNY Orange. The College’s offerings include introductory math and electricity classes and courses leading to certification in photovoltaic systems, solar hot water system design and IGSHPA NATE Geothermal Installer Certification.

Howard Aschoff, one of the foremost developers of solar technology in the Hudson Valley and tri-state area, will lead the discussion. His research and development experience at Honeywell Labs Corp. and Princeton University helped him establish the applied engineering concept that he utilizes in his classes at SUNY Orange.

Gordon Smith, of Renewable Energy Solutions, will also serve on the panel. Renewable Energy Solutions, formed by Smith to offer energy efficiency and alternative energy services, is accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). Smith is certified as a building analyst, an envelope professional, a heating professional, and an air conditioning-heat pump professional. Smith has supervised numerous commercial weatherization jobs involving measures to reduce heat loss through insulation, weather stripping and other air-sealing measures.

For more information on the Green Technologies Open House, contact Lou DeFeo, workforce development education coordinator for the College’s Continuing and Professional Education division, at (845) 341-9532. Refreshments will be served.

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Mike Albright
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Middletown, NY 10940