In recent weeks, SyracuseCoE has been buzzing with several exciting networking events and opportunities. In alignment with the goal of strengthening its innovation ecosystem, the Center held its first ‘Partners Day’, welcoming all industry, affiliate, startup, and community partners for a morning of presentations and networking. The program included two Project presentations given by SyracuseCoE-affiliated researchers and three Industry presentations given by SyracuseCoE partners.

SyracuseCoE Executive Director Jianshun “Jensen” Zhang moderated the program, in addition to presenting the Center’s research endeavors and funding opportunities.

Research presentations:

Bess Krietemeyer, PhD, Associate Professor of Syracuse University School of Architecture, on the Integrated Whole-Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Solution for Residences in Cold/Very Cold Climates​. This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under its Advanced Building Construction (ABC) initiative, with additional support from NYSERDA. Read more about Bess Krietemeyer here.

Bing Dong, PhD, Professor of Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science, on Quantification of HVAC Energy Savings for Occupancy Sensing in Buildings through an Innovative Testing Methodology. This project is funded by The Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), and is a product of SyracuseCoE’s Built Environment Science and Technology (BEST) Lab. Read more about Bing Dong here.

Industry presentations:

Scott MacBain, Director of Central R&D C&M/AAV Engineering at Carrier Corporation and SyracuseCoE Industry Partner Council (IPC)​ Co-Chair, on Carrier’s recent Viessmann Climate Solutions acquisition and its implications for the company’s business portfolio. Read more about Carrier here.

David Goldstein, CEO of Hydronic Shell Technologies, on the company’s vision for reinventing HVAC and decarbonizing existing buildings. Read more about Hydronic Shell Technologies here.

Christopher Nolan, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder at M3 Innovation, on the company’s successes and challenges as they modernize sports lighting in recreational college, municipal, and high school sports arenas. Read more about M3 Innovation here.

The program ended with a brief presentation from Ian Shapiro, founder of Taitem Engineering and SyracuseCoE’s newly appointed Associate Director of Building Science and Community Engagements. Shapiro introduced SyracuseCoE’s new Building Assessment Center (BAC), which will launch this fall and will complement Syracuse University’s existing Industrial Assessment Center. Read more about Ian Shapiro here.