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Lt. Governor Duffy to attend Sustainability Institute ribbon cutting

Posted at: 04/12/2013 3:05 AM

New York's Lieutenant Governor Duffy will help RIT celebrate a new commitment to "going green" and educating the community on green technology.

Lieutenant Governor and former Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy will be on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus Friday for a ribbon cutting at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The $38-million facility will be powered by fuel cell technology, and will be the home for RIT's programs that focus on "green" technology.

The Institute's main purpose is to work with industry experts and specialists to find ways for technology to work more efficiently, and require fewer resources. Representatives from RIT have told News10NBC that the Institute will feature programs for school-age children and will serve as a community resource.

RIT received $5-million in state funding to develop the project.

Lt. Governor Duffy will attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on the RIT campus at noon.