Did you know Cornell has an innovative sustainable campus cooling system?

Lake Source Cooling uses renewable cool water from Cayuga to cool the campus, and regional facilities...


Take a closer look at Cornell's award-winning, energy-saving, CO2 emission-reducing, building-cooling technology. The Lake Source Cooling facility uses the renewable resource of cool water from the depths of Cayuga Lake to cool down Cornell and Ithaca High School buildings.

Lake Source Cooling Innovation
Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability

Lake Source Cooling (LSC) facility is one of the most significant environmental initiatives ever undertaken by an American university. 

Since it became operational in July 2000, LSC has saved an average of 25 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year versus previous cooling methods — enough to supply electricity continuously to 2,500 homes in Tompkins County. Click here to read the full story

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