Cornell plans net-zero energy academic center for NYC Tech Campus

December 09, 2011 |

Cornell University’s proposed New York City Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island will use solar power to create a net-zero energy building. The 150,000-sf academic building could become the largest net-zero energy building in the eastern United States and the fourth-largest in the country. The Building Team, led by Distributed Sun, a solar energy development company, and A/E firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, have also developed a solar array more than three times larger than any other such system in the city. It will generate 1.8 MW at daily peak.

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