About Western New York Sustainable Energy Association

We are a group dedicated towards advocating green building techniques and sustainability in Western New York.

Please Attend The WNYSEA 2014 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings Saturday, October 4th from 10 am -4 pm * Solar Tour List- Please Scroll Down!

Montante Integrated Solar ArrayThe WNY Sustainable Energy Association’s 2014 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings
Saturday, October 4th from 10 am -4 pm
Free, Self-guided and Open to the Public!
Solar Tour Kick Off Press Event will be held the same day at the:
Innovation Center
640 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
10 am to 11am
Join us at the Innovation Center for a tour of the fantastic Leed Certified Research and Development site!! Green Raffles and Giveaways, Sign the Kids up for Junior Solar Sprint! Free and Open to the Public!
Keep checking in at wnysea.com for our list of tour sites!

The WNYSEA 2014 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings is a few weeks away. Don’t miss this free, self-guided tour that includes local homes and businesses that have implemented energy efficient measures and clean renewable energy technology such as Solar, Wind, and Geothermal systems. Our tour list is being finalized and part of the WNYSEA organizing team is out in California checking in on best practices to enhance our local Solar Tour! Please attend the Solar Tour Kick Off Launch Event on Saturday, October 4th at 10am at the Innovation Center at 640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY, 14203. The Solar Tour list of participating companies and organizations includes Montante Solar, Solar Liberty, Buffalo Geothermal Heating,the UB Solar Decathlon Team, the UB Solar Strand, Natale Builders, Tapestry Charter School, Junior Solar Sprint, Blue Sky Design Supply, Tifft Nature Preserve, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center, UB Solar Strand, NFTA Bus Shelter, PUSH Buffalo’s Netzero Home,Go Bike Buffalo, the Solar Cafe at the Collegiate Village and Buffalo CarShare!
Please don’t miss this event, the WNYSEA Solar Tour is the largest in New York State!

WNY Sustainable Energy Association’s
2014 Solar Tour of Homes and Green Buildings
Saturday, October 4th 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm
Tour Times May Vary~
Solar Installation & Green Building Tour Sites:

1)Montante Solar
Riverview Solar Technology Park
555 Riverwalk Pkwy
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Tour Hours 10 am to 4pm
Solar Tour Highlight!!

FedEx Building featuring 150 KW Integrated Traditional PV and Translucent Panels
Pole Mounted Solar Panels
Electric Car Charging Station
Roof Mounted Photo Voltaic Systems that include
For More Information: www.montantesolar.com
http://tmmontante.com/park-overview/specs

2)Innovation Center-Site for the WNYSEA
2014 Solar Tour Kick Off Press Event!
10 am to 11:30 am Saturday, October 4, 2014

640 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Tour Hours 10 am to 11:30 am

Roof Solar PV Array System
Solar Trees
Solar Lighting
23 Electric Car Charging Stations
Green Design LEED-Certified Building
http://www.bnmc.org/innovation/innovation-center

3)The Buffalo City Mission
100 East Tupper St,

Buffalo, NY 14203
Tour Hours 10 am to 4pm Outside View on Tupper Only
System: 47.94 KW Photo Voltaic Solar Array
For More Information for City Mission; https://www.buffalocitymission.org
Installer: Solar Liberty- www.solarliberty.com

4)Tapestry Charter School -High School
65 Great Arrow Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
Tour Hours: 11 am to 3pm Only
System: 49.68 KW Photo Voltaic Solar Array
Installer: Solar Liberty- www.solarliberty.com
*Tapestry School Green House Guided Tour by
Tapestry Charter School Honors Students and Americorps Volunteers

5)UB Solar Strand
University at Buffalo
Solar Strand Flint Rd.

North Campus,
Buffalo, NY 14221
Tour Hours 10 am to 4pm
Unstaffed
System 747.00 Kw PV Solar Array
Installer: Solar Liberty- www.solarliberty.com
For More Information - http://www.buffalo.edu/sustainability/solar-strand.html



6)PUSH Buffalo
10 Winter Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
NetZero
Systems: 4.5-KW Solar PV-installed by CIR Electric-www.cirelectric.com
Solar Thermal System
Geothermal Heating System-Designed by Watts Architecture & Engineering-
http://www.watts-ae.com
Installed by Local 22 plumbers and steamfitters union and Local 18 operating engineers union apprentices
Tour Hours: 11 am to 4pm- Unstaffed
Architect Kevin Connors- http://www.eco-logicstudio.com
For More Information PUSH Buffalo: http://pushbuffalo.org/netzero-house

7)Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.,

Buffalo, NY 14204
Tour Hours 1pm to 4pm
System: 25.20 Kw PV Array
Installer: Solar Liberty- www.solarliberty.com
Geothermal System-JW Danforth- http://www.jwdanforth.com

Residential Solar Installations:

8)Ken Horvath- Homeowner
6484 Bartz Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Tour Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
System: 8.45 Kw PV Array
Installer: Solar Liberty-
www.solarliberty.com

9)Michael Poulin- Homeowner
32 Highland Dr.
Williamsville, NY 14221
Tour Hours: 10 am to 4pm
System: 6.89 Kw PV Array
Installer- Solar Liberty- www.solarliberty.com

10)Dr. John and Mrs. Joan Bozer- Homeowners
27 St. Catherine’s Court
Buffalo, NY 14222
Tour Hours 12 pm to 4pm
System: Solar PV

11)Natale Builders:
Rivera Greens-NY State 1st. Green Development NetZero
*By Appointment Only Please!
Contact Larry LaDuca
Natale Builders, General Manager:
Mobile # (716) 812-2195
9159 Main St.
Clarence, NY 14031
NetZero
Systems: Solar PV Installers: CIR Electric- www.cirelectric.com
Solar Liberty- www.solarliberty.com
Geothermal Systems Installers:
Capital Heat- http://capitalheat.com
Buffalo Geothermal Systems- http://www.buffalogeothermalheating.com
For More Information: http://www.riveragreens.com

12)Natale Builders:
Avalon Meadows
*By Appointment Only Please!
Contact Larry LaDuca
Natale Builders, General Manager:
Mobile # (716) 812-2195
250 Casey Road
Amherst, NY 14051
NetZero
Systems: Solar PV Installers: CIR Electric- www.cirelectric.com
Solar Liberty- www.solarliberty.com
Geothermal Systems Installers:
Capital Heat- http://capitalheat.com
Buffalo Geothermal Heating – http://www.buffalogeothermalheating.com
For More Information: http://natalebuilders.com/avalon-meadows

13) Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Educational Center
93 Honorine Drive

Depew, NY 14043
Green Building Technologies
Tour Hours from 1pm to 4pm
For More Information: http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/48477.html

14)Geothermal Site-Residential
Dean Robert Shibley and Professor Lynda Schneekloth

601 West Ferry
Buffalo, NY 14222
****Tour Hours Conducted at 11 am and 3pm  Only****
Installer: Buffalo Geothermal Heating- http://www.buffalogeothermalheating.com



15) NFTA Green Roof Bus Shelter
181 Ellicott Street (Corner of North Division & Ellicott Street)
Buffalo, NY 14203
Green Roof Design—Architect- Kevin Connors-
http://www.eco-logicstudio.com
Green Top – David Lanfear- david@baleonbale.com 
For More Information: https://www.energysage.com/project/6383/green-infrastructure-nfta-green-bus-shelter

16) The Solar Cafe
391 Eggert Road
Buffalo NY ,14215
Solar Roof Mounted PV
Tour Hours from 2p.m. to 4p.m. Only!!***
Please inform the Guard House that you are with the Solar Tour!

http://www.collegiatevillagewny.com/the-solar-cafe.html

*UB Solar Decathlon Team will present the renderings of their project at the Solar Tour Kick Off! More information regarding the UB Solar Decathlon can be found at:(grow.buffalo.edu)

 

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WNYSEA Hosts UB Solar Decathlon Presentation

UB Solar Decathlon Entry -GRoW House photo courtesy of University of Buffalo
WNYSEA Hosts UB Solar Decathlon Presentation
Monday, April 7th at 7pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 854-1694
www.hallwalls.org
Free and Open to the Public!

Please save the date and attend the WNY Sustainable Energy Association’s Reitan Speaker Series at Hallwalls for a night of innovation and Green Building design. UB Professor of Architecture Martha Bohm, UB Clinical Assistant Professor of Architecture Brad Wales, along with their graduate students will unveil the renderings of GRoW House. This is a first time entry for the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon bi-annual competition that will be held in Irvine, California in 2015. The UB Solar Decathlon design entry incorporates the latest green design technology and renewable energy implementation that will enable the inhabitants to Grow, Relax and Work; GRow House! Join the WNY Sustainable Energy Association for this informative and exciting presentation at Hallwalls!

Photos Courtesy of University at Buffalo Brad Wales

Photos Courtesy of University at Buffalo Brad Wales

“50 Shades of Green: Green Walls, Roofs and Homes”

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Come Join the WNY Sustainable Energy Association’s Reitan Sustainability Speaker Series for an informative evening of Green Design that includes a review of Architect, & Engineer Kevin Connors -Principal of Eco-Logic Studios and David Lanfear, Owner of Bale on Bale Construction and Greentop latest projects. This talk will take place on Tuesday December 3rd at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center at 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY. The presentation is FREE and open to the public! See you there!

“Fifty Shades of Green: Green Roofs, Walls and Homes” Tuesday, Dec. 3rd. 7pm at Hallwalls!

“Fifty Shades of Green:Green Roofs, Walls and Homes”

Kevin Connors, Principal of

eco_logic STUDIO,

 architecture & engineering, PLLC

 

David Lanfear, Owner of

Bale on Bale Construction & Greentop

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Hallwalls Contemporary

Arts Center,

341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 

Kevin Connors is an architect and engineer with 34 years of professional experience, and former Clinical Assistant Professor of Architecture at SUNY Buffalo. eco_logic STUDIO specializes in Green Building and Neighborhood Revitalization. They have designed numerous solar electric systems, green infrastructure projects, and high performance buildings.

David Lanfear designs green roofs and builds strawbale buildings in Western New York, the Northeastern US and midwest. He has been involved in dozens of projects in the Buffalo, NY area. His company, Green Top, has a goal of installing so many green roofs that whole neighborhoods disappear from the view of Google Earth. He recently began teaching Green Building at Erie County Community College (ECC).

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“50 Shades of Green: Green Roofs, Walls and Homes”

Save the date for the WNY Sustainable Energy Association’s Reitan Sustainability Speaker Series!
“50 Shades of Green: Green Roofs, Walls and Homes”
Tuesday December 3rd at 7pm-
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Free and Open to the Public!

Kevin Connors, Principal of eco-logic Studio, Architecture & Engineering PLLC and David Lanfear owner of Bale on Bale Construction and Green Top will present their latest green design projects that include implementation of renewables and green roofs and walls! Don’t miss this amazing night of sustainable design projects!

WNYSEA to Award the UB Solar Strand on Earth Day!

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PLEASE JOIN
The WNY Sustainable Energy Association on
Earth Day
Monday, April 22nd 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at
the UB Solar Strand

WNYSEA will award the University at Buffalo for their excellence in leadership for the implementation of clean and renewable solar energy. The UB Solar Strand is a large scale solar demonstration project that is responsible for generating power to over 750 college residences on the UB North Campus. Please don’t miss this important event on Earth Day 2013!
Please register for this event in the link below!
We look forward to seeing you there!
The WNY Sustainable Energy Association
www.wnysea.com
www.facebook.com/wnysea

Earth Week

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Monday, April 22nd, 2013

from 5:00-6:30pm

UB Solar Strand, Flint Road, across from the Center for Tomorrow

Experience the country’s most accessible solar park for yourself!

Meet Buffalo Niagara’s “Sustainability Igniters”–our local leaders and innovators in environmental sustainability. Interactive texting and technology from GROW 716 will be part of the celebration. In addition, there will be exhibits from local sustainability organizations, local food, music, prize giveaways, and much more!

Preferred bike parking is available at the Solar Strand, automobile parking is available in the Center for Tomorrow lot directly across from the Solar Strand.

And don’t forget Green Drinks immediately following the solar strand at the UB Center for the Arts black box theater. E and E is buying a drink for the first 100 to register! You can Register for our Earth Day Happy Hour here: https://www.ubevents.org/event/inspireafter