Cornell University won an international competition sponsored by New York City for a new science and technology campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. A cornerstone of their winning entry was their commitment to build a sustainable, high performance campus with a net-zero energy academic core. In Posse provided net zero energy and sustainability consulting to help craft Cornell’s proposal for the new campus. In conjunction with our parent company, AKF Group, In Posse benchmarked energy performance, established energy targets, helped define the sustainability goals and targets for the proposed campus development and helped Cornell procure third party providers for the 1.8 mW photovoltaic renewable energy system and a geothermal well system.
Following Cornell’s selection by New York City, In Posse continued supporting the University by providing net zero energy and sustainability consulting services as part of the Master Planning for the new campus. In Posse played an instrumental role in establishing the energy infrastructure requirements to serve the 11 acre, multi-phase development, analyzing various options for centralized versus distributed infrastructure and developing the sustainability portions of the Master Plan.