SyracuseCoE Recognized in Green Travel Feature

Syracuse Center of Excellence Recognized in Green Travel Feature
TravelNerd highlights the organization’s commitment to environmental and energy innovations

San Francisco, CA (July 25, 2013) – TravelNerd, the travel division of consumer finance website NerdWallet, has recognized the Syracuse Center of Excellence for its work in promoting the creation of environmental and energy technologies in an article that rated Syracuse, N.Y. as one of the top destinations for green travel.

More and more Americans are considering environmental impact when making their travel plans, looking for greener ways to explore the world. To find the top U.S. destinations for green travel options,

TravelNerd searched for cities that have green initiatives as well as environmentally friendly activities and accommodations. Syracuse was chosen for the green initiatives of the city and its hotels and for the sustainability efforts of area organizations such as the Syracuse Center of Excellence.

The Syracuse Center of Excellence helps accelerate environmental and energy innovations in an effort to create sustainable built and urban environments. The Syracuse COE conducts groundbreaking research in green and clean technologies, develops industry collaborations, and creates sustainable community solutions. The organization works with more than 200 companies and institutes to address challenges and innovations in clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources. It also hosts many research and technology forums on academic and industry trends and ideas.

“The Syracuse Center of Excellence is a hub, an incubator of sorts for green and clean technology,” said NerdWallet analyst Annie Wang. “With the work of organizations such as Syracuse COE, it’s clear why Syracuse calls itself the Emerald City.”

Lexington, Ky. and Huntsville, Ala. were also featured on the list. Read the full article here.

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