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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...

Events Happening Now:

Leaving campus for a break?: Before leaving campus for winter or spring break, and other holidays throughout the year, follow these simple tips to save energy in your office, common areas, labs, residential rooms and spaces.


Dump and Run 2023 is a Go!
Before you leave campus, be sure to drop off unwanted items at the many locations listed below, to be sold in the Fall. All funds raised go to support local charities! For more information check out our Facebook Page:  Dump and Run Ithaca.
For Dump and Run Pick-up Locations on Cornell's Campus (and a list of what is and is not accepted) -click here
Sustainable Event Program

Designed for events large and small, the Sustainable Event Program supports low-impact event planning at Cornell.  Improve your event sustainability with our guide to a sustainable event, local catering list, and certification program for completing steps in food, waste, purchasing, accessibility, and more.

Green summit event
Green Event Program

2022 Annual  Water Quality Report is available to download.

2022 Energy Fast Facts

​ Energy Fast Facts snapshot [Click and drag to move] ​

provide a great one page snapshot of the present vs. 1990 energy production, consumption, emissions associated with the central energy plants.

FY22 Central Energy Plant Energy Metrics have arrived. Find them here.