Energy and Environment

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SHA BusinessFeed

Hotels Worldwide Reduced Carbon Footprint by 3%

The average carbon footprint of a hotel stay decreased by 3% from 2018 to 2019, according to the latest Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) study.

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SC Johnson College BusinessFeed

The Rundown: Highlights from the week of April 13

A concise collection of recent expert perspectives from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty on COVID-19’s impact on business, hospitality, and the economy.

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SHA BusinessFeed

Noteworthy: Garnie Nygren ’05 talks about Serenbe on the Today Show

Hotel School alumna Garnie Nygren ’05 talked to the Today Show about the community her family founded outside of Atlanta that is being called an “experiment in new urbanism.”

The Thought Leader Series event, Building a Sustainable Future, One Cornellian at a Time, was held at Cornell Tech’s Bloomberg Center, which has net-zero carbon emissions.
Johnson BusinessFeed

It’s complicated: Understanding the relationship between the economy and the environment

Alumni who have expertise and investments in green buildings, companies, and technology discussed the impact of urban sustainability in NYC and beyond.

Research Recap: Possible unintended consequences of energy efficiency improvements
Dyson BusinessFeed

Research Recap: Possible unintended consequences of energy efficiency improvements

Research co-authored by Cynthia Lin Lawell finds that improvements in energy efficiency may actually increase rather than decrease energy use.

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SHA BusinessFeed

Cornell’s Statler Hotel receives Silver GreenLeaders award

TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and bed and breakfasts engaging in environmentally friendly practices.

Startup Snapshot: Lean and Green
Enterprise

Startup Snapshot: Lean and Green

Michael J. Fallquist, MBA ’04: Viridian Energy, Crius Energy

The Clean Get Cleaner
Enterprise

The Clean Get Cleaner

As more information about toxic chemical releases have become public, the environmental improvements linked to these disclosures have disproportionately benefited wealthy communities.