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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. Read more at:


For Wilson Lab, this approach is not only more efficient and sustainable – it will bring greater precision to its experiments. LSC will enable CHESS to operate year-round.


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.

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Green Event Program

2024 Annual  Water Quality Report is available to download.(5/6/2024)

2023 Energy Fast Facts

The 2023 Energy Fast Facts provide a great one page snapshot of the present vs. 1990 energy production, consumption, emissions associated with the central energy plants. (5/31/2024)

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