• November 6, 2018
    2018 Energy Smackdown

    Compete to reduce energy...

    Competion Dates: Monday, October 22nd - Friday, December 7th, 2018

    Energy Smackdown: You look like a million kilowatt hours

    Can we reach a million?! Cornell is getting energized for its annual Energy Smackdown competition where students, staff, and faculty will compete for 6 weeks to cut back their energy use on campus – an important step towards achieving a carbon neutral campus by 2035. This year, we’re aiming to lose big – 1 million kWh over 6 weeks, that’s the equivalent of 140 homes’ energy use for a full year! So keep an eye out for our high impact energy savings tips for residential, office, and lab spaces. You can also keep track of our energy use (and renewable energy production) across campus year-round using our real-time metering data.

    So how will you be energy smart? You’re encouraged to act alone and in groups, so start planning today for what changes you’ll make in October and beyond. Could you wash your...

  • October 22, 2018

    Come share your thoughts about Campus Parking and CIrculation!

    Cornell University is conducting a campus-wide open house to gather input from the campus community that will inform the Cornell University Parking Optimization Study.

    The workshop is an “open house” format, so feel free to arrive at any time that is convenient to you. There will be interactive activities that will allow you to share your thoughts regarding campus parking and circulation.

    When is it? Wednesday, October 24; 11:00am – 3:00pm

    Where is it? Frank HT Rhodes Hall, Room 310

    What is this all about? The intention of the Cornell University Parking Optimization Study is to analyze and assess the parking conditions on campus and develop strategies for improving the system for all users.

    You may send written comments to:

  • October 17, 2018

    Cornell has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Center for Resource Solutions for its efforts to advance access, education, and public interest and engagement in renewable energy resources, especially in low-income communities.

    The award recognized the more than 30 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCETC) educational programs advancing statewide renewable energy adoption. These programs help residents transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and reduce overall energy use through outreach and education about solar, wood heating, energy efficiency upgrades, heat pumps and behavior change.

    Highlights include:

    • Community engagement support for SolarTompkins and HeartSmartTompkins to engage residents in all 10 major municipalities in the county with solar and heat-pump campaigns;
    • Support for 25 municipal partners through ...
  • June 19, 2018
    Facilities and Campus Services (FCS) 10th Annual Employee Celebration

    For the full Pawprint article, please go here:

    The Facilities and Campus Services (FCS) 10th Annual Employee Celebration was held June 12, recognizing staff achievements through the annual Keystone and Cornerstone awards and a new Partners in Sustainability Lifetime Achievement Award.


  • May 18, 2018
    Julie Parsons

    Within easy reach in Juliet Parsons’ office in the Cornell Recycle Center is a four-inch ringed Commencement binder full of maps of Schoellkopf field and stadium, Barton Hall and bus security barriers; contacts across campus; to-do lists and schedules; and placements of podiums, staging, signs and even garbage cans. Another binder holds similar directions for the 400-600 events that occur during Reunion Weekend, organized by each class year’s officers, each using different vendors and venues.

    As Facilities Management’s event manager, Parsons is responsible for making it easier for Commencement, Reunion and all other campus event planners to focus on the details of their event rather than the logistics that are similar for every event.

    For this, Parsons needs the trust of event planners, and for them to trust her, Parsons needs to act with integrity, one of the skills Cornell has identified as integral to the success of Cornell leaders and staff. At the last...