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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition

Energy.gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced the winners of the Geothermal Collegiate Competition , a national contest that engages students to develop innovative geothermic energy applications to heat and cool buildings,...


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Sustainability efforts shine with new solar collectors

Cornell Chronicle Summary For proof that the pandemic has not stopped campus sustainability efforts, look no further than the rooftop of Guterman Research Center. The center on Caldwell Road – which houses research and teaching labs, growth chambers, controlled atmosphere storage rooms and...


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No BS! Cow manure could be answer to creating renewable energy for heat in the winter

StudyFinds Summary It’s a simple fact of life, energy bills are going to be higher in the winter as people all over the world heat their homes to stay warm. For researchers at Cornell University in chilly Ithaca, New York, this means keeping the heat on six months a year! Now, a team at the...


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$7.2M grant funds exploratory research into Earth Source Heat

Cornell Chronicle Summary Cornell has secured a U.S. Department of Energy grant, expected to total about $7.2 million, which will fund exploratory research – in the form of a 2-mile-deep borehole – to help verify the feasibility of using a novel geothermal energy system to heat its campus...


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NYSERDA Grants $1.65M to Cornell for Carbon Footprint, Energy Reductions

Cornell Chronicle Summary The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will give Cornell $1.65 million in incentives for energy studies and project work to develop a smaller carbon footprint, accelerating the university toward its goal of net-zero carbon for the...


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Managing Operations While Transitioning to Carbon Neutrality

Summary Cornell University explores the complex operating environment and the decisions necessary to operate its district utility systems in both an economic and sustainable manner. Discussions in this talk will include: why is it important set a price on carbon, and how can it be done; what...

6E.3_LaPenna_Quist.pdf


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EagleHawk helps Cornell University uncover nuisance leaks in buried steam lines with drone-enabled inspections

Summary Frank Perry has been Cornell University's Utilities Project Manager for decades. Part of his responsibilities includes managing and maintaining the university's district heating system. This utility provides heat and hot water to the entire campus and is crucial for the school to...

EagleHawk - Cornell University Energy Efficiency Project.pdf


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Cornell's Renewable Energy Initiatives: From 115-Year-Old Hydroelectric Plant to Rooftop Solar Farms

Jeffery Li, The Cornell Daily Sun Summary Built in 1904 in the Fall Creek gorge, Cornell’s first hydroelectric plant served to provide renewable energy to Ithaca’s campus. More than 120 years later, the plant generates only two percent of Cornell’s total electricity, according to Sarah...


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Cornell Drone Infared Flyover for Leak Detection

Summary Drone enabled thermal inspections are improving the process for evaluating and managing campus wide steam distribution system. This presentation will highlight the effectiveness of drone enabled inspections and how the technology has reduced the cost of the process, making annual...

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In Support of Cornell's North Campus Residential Expansion

Jennifer Tavares, Business Journal News Network Summary I recently] spoke at the City of Ithaca’s P lanning Board meeting, at its s econd of two public hearings (so far), in support of Cornell’s North Campus residential expansion project. Because speakers were limited to 90 seconds ...