• 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...
  • November 6, 2018
    2018 Energy Smackdown

    Complete to reduce energy...

    Completion 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 NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program, ensuring facilities were made...