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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...

3.3_Perry_Walsh.pdf


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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 (due...


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Why American Colleges and Universities Choose CHP, DG, and Microgrids

Alyssa Danigellis, Energy Manager Today Photo: Inside Cornell University's combined heat and power plant. Credit: Cornell University Summary Combined heat and power facilities along with microgrids and distributed generation are gaining popularity at American colleges and universities as...


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Community members question energy impacts of Cornell's North Campus Residential Expansion

Devon Magliozzi, The Ithaca Voice Summary ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University's proposal to add 2,000 beds to campus with the North Campus Residential Expansion project has been moving forward. On Tuesday, more than 30 community members showed up to the Town of Ithaca Planning Board meeting to...



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Steam Main Energizing and System Components

Summary Presented at IDEA's Campus Energy Conference Distribution Workshop March 5, 2018. Speakers Video Presentations: Frank Perry & Steven Hubbell, Cornell University Michael Schorsch, Lansing Board of Water & Light #CampusEnergyConference #ConferenceProceeding #2018 ...

TD-1.1_PERRY_TDWorkshop2018.pdf


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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in the...


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New Hot Water District Heating System for Cornell's North Campus Dorms

Speakers Jim Adams & Frank Perry, Cornell University Bryan Kleist, FVB Energy #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2014 #Cornell #FVBEnergy #HotWater #Ithaca #NewYork #Featured

2C.3_Kleist_ Perry_ Adams.pdf