About Energy and Sustainability
We have the obligation to reduce our environmental footprint while providing reliable, cost-effective energy and water to campus. We have the opportunity to catalyze sustainable campus activities across many areas, enhance Cornell's reputation, and participate in exciting, mission-critical teaching and research activities.
What You Can Do
What Cornell is Doing
Three sections comprise Energy & Sustainability
Conserving energy, load forecasting, trending, optimizing supply, reducing demand, metering...
Coordinating, facilitating, communicating, measuring, catalyzing...
Infrastructure: producing and distributing heat, cooling, electricity, water...
Project and Operational Highlights
Biotechnology Lab Airflow Reduction - Successful ECI project
Through the ECI project air flow patterns and reduced room minimum air change rates per hour from 8/4 to 6/3 occupied/unoccupied. The project saves $76,000 and 195 tons/year carbon equivalent annually.
ECI Project Update: Plant Science Steam Traps & Radiator Control Valves
127 steam radiator hand valves and 201 steam traps
were replaced, saving $100,000 annually for the University.
Cayuga Lake Modeling Project
Cornell University has agreed to construct a water quality model of Cayuga Lake and its watershed, to provide a better understanding of where phosphorus comes from, and how it affects the lake ecosystem.
The project will be led by the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and is included as a condition of the draft permit renewal for Cornell's Lake Source Cooling facility. Check the CLMP webpage for more information....
More Project Highlights
2013 Joint Annual Water Quality Report
Every year, a water quality report is prepared based upon the past year's activities. We take great pride in the work that we do and we invite you to read these very informative reports. Cornell collaborates with the other two water purveyors in the Ithaca area to produce this report (City of Ithaca and the Bolton Point Water System).
2012 Cayuga Lake Water Quality Monitoring Report Released
This annual report summarizes the results of water quality monitoring efforts related to Cornell's Lake Source Cooling (LSC) facility.
More Operational Highlights
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