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Private partnership with Corning Community College to also serve as learning opportunity

CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Corning Community College will be going green.

The college entered into an an agreement with Siemens.

The company will inspect the more-than 50-year-old buildings to find ways to make the campus more energy efficient and sustainable.

The partnership will also serve as a learning opportunity for students.

"So we want the data that's coming in about our energy use and about our renewable energy to be useful in math labs and science labs," Dr. Kate Douglas, the President of Corning Community College, said. "And have our creative and amazing faculty to take that data and turn it into a learning experience, transforming the entire campus into a learning laboratory."

The college also celebrated its partnerships with Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler Counties.

Three buildings were renamed with a ceremonious ribbon cutting, each one after each county.

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