CALS Green: 2010-2011 Sustainability Initiative

Harnessing the energy of the CALS community to reduce the College's energy consumption...



CALS Green – energy conservation and sustainability initiative – sponsored a year-long competition amongst six buildings. Within that year users committed to actions, saving over 2,000,000 lbs carbon and $230,000. Want to learn what worked and what didn’t? What motivated participants? Check out the CALS Green Final Report & Recommendations (pdf). Two major surveys assess changes in attitude on energy conservation: one was conducted before and one after the CALS Green pilot project. Check out the survey results: Opinions about Energy Conservation at Cornell (pdf)  more...

Based on the experience of CALS Green, the Energy and Sustainability Department is working with the College of Engineering on a university-wide engagement campaign.