‘Getting to Net Zero: A Custom Designed Solar Installation for Cornell Tech’ has been selected as finalist for The Intersolar Smarter E Award for Outstanding Project, the winner of which will be announced at Intersolar on June 20th 2018.
Courtesy of Cornell Tech
To meet the vision of Cornell Tech, and its architectural firm Morphosis Architects, project developer EnterSolar worked with panel manufacturer Solaria, to deploy 2,300 PowerXT modules across two buildings on the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. The 900kW worth of solar modules will help advance Cornell Tech’s quest to realise a Net Zero Energy campus by delivering attractive aesthetics, high energy yield, cost competitiveness and outstanding performance.
Cornell Tech brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students aiming to reinvent the way we live in the digital age. The campus features innovative architectural designs that incorporated a number of green building strategies to maximise energy efficiency, with a net zero energy aspiration for the first buildings on the site, the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Centre and The Bridge. Cornell Tech has created a phenomenal Net Zero Energy campus by leveraging high performance solar technology in particular and has thus raised the bar for new construction.
“We were provided with important customisable options, an affordable solution and a great looking product – addressing key criteria in the design of modern green buildings” said Ung-Joo Scott Lee, Principal Architect, Morphosis Architects.
The smarter E award is celebrating its premiere in 2018 and is awarded in two categories – smart renewable energy and outstanding projects. These categories honour projects undertaken in the areas of solar, storage, energy management and clean transportation.
The winner of the award will be selected from the finalists on June 20, 2018 at 5pm at Intersolar/The smarter E Europe 2018, The exhibition and conference are being held June 20-22 at Messe München.
Image: Solaria solar panels on top of Cornell Tech