Earth Source Heat
Cornell University’s Innovative Transformation of Energy Systems
Cornell's campus is where our core educational mission and sustainability values converge. The campus is employed as a living laboratory where faculty, researchers, students and staff can create, test and implement a variety of sustainability solutions. These serve as opportunities for education and engagement on a scale that demonstrates if and how research innovations can be deployed for the benefit of the region, the nation or the world.
Earth Source Heat is Cornell's version of a geothermal system that would use the earth's internal heat to warm the Ithaca campus. The project is a research collaboration across several academic departments along with campus facilities staff, and it is a major component of the university's goal of achieving carbon neutrality.
Cornell is changing the future of energy, food, transportation and more.