Zero Energy Home Built by Students Craig Clark Abstract: Alfred State College has constructed homes as student laboratories since 1966. The college then sells these homes to the public. Recent homes have been constructed to Energy Star standards. In 2009 we started the construction of a showcase green home on the Wollsville campus that uses the latest green technology including structural insulated panels. All such homes take two years to construct using students from heavy equipment operation, carpentry, masonry, electrician, HVAC programs in their laboratories. This showcase zero energy home includes 8.8 Kw of photovoltaic panels, solar thermal, a 2 ton geothermal system and a 2.1 Kw small wind turbine. We also have included a Tempcast wood fireplace in the home, which is over 90% efficient. The home is now fully operational. The home and all systems were installed and will be maintained by students in their programs. Instrumentation is now being installed that will allow full monitoring and automation of all systems in the home. Monitoring and automation will be completed by December 2011. The showcase home was recently featured on Channel 2 in Buffalo, New York. The home is open for tours and all monitoring will also be available on our website. Bio: Clark has been associated with Alfred State College since 1979, serving in a variety of teaching and administrative capacities, including Professor and Department Chair, Civil Engineering Technology, as well as Interim Vice President for academic affairs. Since 1996, Clark has served as Dean of the School of Applied Technology in Wellsville, where he oversees the college’s satellite campus with an annual budget of over $3 million, and 65 faculty and staff. He has been responsible for over $5 million in grants including a recent $2.1 million NYSERDA Clean Energy training grant. Clark provides leadership for academic departments that include Computerized Design and Manufacturing, Automotive Trades, Building Trades, Electrical/Electronics Services, and Culinary Arts. Approximately 700 to 800 students are enrolled in these five departments. Clark also works closely with the Educational Foundation that owns the campus. Clark is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Concrete Institute, the Association for Career and Technical Education, and SkillsUSA.