Cornell University and Stanford University are competing for the environmental affections of New York City’s public officials as part of a contest for the design of a school of applied sciences. The Bloomberg-supported competition will end on October 28th and it promises to dole out $400 million in land and infrastructure improvements to the winning school. Each school is running an impressive campaign with a well developed infrastructure of “green technology”. Read on for more about the proposals. Cornell University proposes a science graduate school on Roosevelt Island. What makes this school especially sustainable? The design calls for four acres of solar panels, 500 geothermal wells, and sustainable buildings. According to a NY Times article by Richard Pérez-Peña, this is only part of their plan, which includes 2 million square feet of development over several decades that would generate a potential 1.8 megawatts of power.
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