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NCRE in the News

Read below for current updates and news from the North Campus Residential Expansion project.

Solar panels with yellow sky

February 10, 2020 | Campus Sustainability Office

In December, Cornell finalized a 1-megawatt power-purchase agreement with GreenSpark Solar to construct rooftop solar arrays on all five buildings of the North Campus Residential Expansion project. The university contracted with broker SolarKal, winner of the 76West Clean Energy Competition in 2017, to facilitate a competitive solicitation.

Bridgette Brady, senior director for Transportation and Delivery Services, addresses parking questions at the open forum

By Joe Wilensky | Cornell Chronicle

 August 19, 2019

Cornell administrators and project leaders gave updates and took questions Aug. 15 on the university’s North Campus Residential Expansion (NCRE), which received final site plan approval in late June.

Solar panels with yellow sky reflecting

By Blaine Friedlander | Cornell Chronicle

May 16, 2019

From the rooftops of Cornell’s proposed North Campus Residential Expansion (NCRE), the university hopes to gather enough solar energy to offset the new buildings’ electricity use by up to 35%, create about 1 megawatt of electricity annually and further reduce the university’s carbon footprint.

Exterior rendering of sophomore site

By Nancy Doolittle for Cornell Chronicle

October 20, 2017

Following approval by the Cornell Board of Trustees last summer, the North Campus residential expansion project is now in the early conceptual design phase.

VP Ryan Lombardi talks with students

By Nancy Doolittle | Cornell Chronicle

March 20, 2017

Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi discuss a plan to address student housing on the Ithaca campus while advancing investments in academic initiatives. 

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