Cornell’s New Campus Breaks Ground and Passive House is the Main Attraction

On June 16th, Cornell Tech held a groundbreaking ceremony on Roosevelt Island. While the event took place to announce Bloomberg Philanthropies $100Mil gift to the new campus, the “BOOM!” heard round the low-energy/high-performance world was news that the campus will have the world’s tallest Passive House. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Cornell President David Skorton, and David Kramer, Principal of the Hudson companies, all spoke at length about the importance of making this building a Passive House. We whittled the 1 hour plus ceremonial speeches down to the 4 minutes plus that will interest you energy-minded folk.

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