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.
Conserving energy, load forecasting, trending, optimizing supply, reducing demand, metering...
Utilities Distribution and Production
Infrastructure: producing and distributing heat, cooling, electricity, water...
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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.
The University swept the top spots in national sustainability rankings this year. Cornell was recognized as one of the most sustainable higher education institutions in the country by Sierra Club, The Princeton Review, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, and Second Nature.
Cornell University ranked 12th in Sierra magazine’s Coolest Schools out of 312 participating institutions. Cornell was the only Ivy League institution to make the top 20. The University was praised for its peer-to-peer education program, which served the entire campus community through the work of Residential Sustainability Leaders, Compost Managers, the Sustainability Ambassadors Network, and Green Teams.