• May 17, 2019
    underground steam pipe lines

    The annual campus-wide steam shutdown allows essential maintenance work to be performed on the steam distribution system and at the Central Heating Plant.

    This year the steam will be turned off beginning at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.

    Steam will begin to be restored to buildings on Thursday, May 30, but no earlier than at 3 p.m.

    Some buildings may not have full steam pressure, heat and domestic hot water until after midnight on May 30.

    Anyone who anticipates any problems, has questions or needs an official shutdown notice, should call the Facilities Customer Service Center at (607) 255-5322.

  • May 17, 2019
    construction signs on fence

    Cornell’s 2019 construction season promises to be a busy one and a long one as well. A number of small projects slated to begin this spring and summer, along with the anticipated start of the North Campus Residential Expansion, could have significant impacts on traffic circulation, pedestrian access, and parking.

    Visit Construction Impacts for an interactive project map and list of resources to help you stay informed. For web and email alerts, visit CUINFO and subscribe to the Special Conditions listserv.

  • April 3, 2019
    Keith Barton AVP, F&CS

    Rick Burgess, Vice President for Facilities and Campus Services, recently announced that Keith Barton will serve as the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management and Contract College Facilities.

    A Cornell alumnus, Keith returned to Cornell last summer as the Senior Director for Contract College Facilities after completing a 24 year career in the Navy. Since his arrival, he rapidly established himself as a talented leader who works with campus partners to find creative solutions.

    In conjunction with this leadership transition, Paul Heliseva has been appointed as Operations Director, and Jessie Wells as Zone Facilities Director for the Contract College Zone. 

    Congratulations, Jessie, Paul and Keith!

  • January 23, 2019

    Save the date for Cornell’s annual waste reduction competition, competing against other Universities across the U.S. Check for upcoming details. 

  • December 11, 2018
    2018 Cornell Winter Energy Shutdown ideas

    Before leaving campus for winter break, please remember to reduce campus energy usage in your office, common areas, labs, residential rooms and spaces by following the simple steps listed here and below, in an open letter from Rick Burgess, Vice President, Facilites and Campus Services: 


    December 22nd 2018 – January 2nd 2019

    Hello Cornell Community, 

    Our winter break allows us to “power down” for rest, reflection, and renewal, and gives our hard-working campus a time to save energy, too! 

    Join us in Winter Energy Shutdown, an annual energy conservation effort, by taking a few key actions before you leave:

    • ·         Switch off lights 
    • ·         Unplug all electronics (many draw...