A Look at Lake Source Cooling
Assessing the environmental and economic impact of Cornell’s Lake Source Cooling Program and sharing findings with Ithaca High School teachers and students
Students in the environment and sustainability major capstone course are studying Cornell’s Lake Source Cooling (LSC) Program and sharing what they learn with teachers and students at Ithaca High School. Even though the LSC program has cooled Cornell Ithaca campus buildings for two decades while minimizing financial and environmental costs, the program isn’t very well known. This partnership is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the program, while contributing to the high school curriculum.
Teams of Cornell students are assessing the greenhouse gas, economic and lake environmental outcomes of LSC, translating the findings for a high school audience and sharing the information via a new website and physical kiosk at the high school. By leading each of these components of the course, the Cornell students are gaining skills and experience in interdisciplinary project design, collaboration and stakeholder partnership.
Topics: Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Education; Energy, Environment and Sustainability
Peter McIntyre, Department of Natural Resources
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Community partner: Ithaca High School
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