Norfolk student competes with Clarkson's 'Greening Your Campus' team
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 2:44 pm

NORFOLK -- A team of students from Clarkson University received first place in the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute "Greening Your Campus" student competition.

David Illig, a graduate student majoring in electrical & computer engineering from Norfolk, participated as a team member in this year's competition.

The winning team was among five competing from Clarkson University.

The goal of the students' project, "Dormitory Motion Sensor Lighting," was to reduce lighting use in residence hall corridors by using motion sensors.

They projected energy and cost savings to be around $600,000 per year with a three- to five-year payback on the investment. Electrical and computer engineering Professor Thomas Ortmeyer served as faculty/staff advisor.