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Cornell University

Energy and Sustainability

Energy & Sustainability is comprised of three interactive teams that work together to achieve our obligations and seize opportunities to reduce our environmental footprint while providing vital utilities services to the Ithaca campus.

Campus Sustainability Office
Empowers, equips, and engages our diverse partners to catalyze a sustainable campus transformation.

Energy Management
Conserving energy, load forecasting, trending, optimizing supply, reducing demand, metering...

Utilities Distribution and Production
Infrastructure: producing and distributing heat, cooling, electricity, water...

combined heat and power plant

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waterfall in fall creek gorge

Cornell University issues 'Level 1: Limited Water Use Advisory’ for Campus   

STARS platinum seal
 

Cornell earns STARS platinum sustainability rating

Cornell has earned a platinum sustainability rating – the top status – from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the international group that tracks environmental stewardship for more than 1,000 college campuses.

2019 Annual  Water Quality Report is available to download.2019 Energy Fast Facts provide a great one page snapshot of the present energy production, consumption, emissions associated with the central energy plants