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Green building leader wants 'retrofit revolution'

Rick Fedrizzi, president of the U.S. Green Building Council, said green buildings safeguard the environment and treat humans with dignity; a 'retrofit revolution' should overhaul existing buildings. (April 9, 2012)

Five campus buildings recognized at green building conference

Five of Cornell's buildings were recognized as exemplary New York state green buildings at the 10th Annual New York State Green Building Conference in Syracuse, March 29-30. (April 2, 2012)

Researchers create transistors from natural cotton fibers

Juan Hinestroza has helped develop transistors using natural cotton fibers, which could lead to smarter, highly functional clothing and perhaps even cotton-based circuits and computers. (Oct. 26, 2011)

Cornell's planned NYC Tech Campus drives for a sustainable 'net-zero energy' core

The proposed New York City Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island will utilize solar and geothermal power to harvest as much energy as it consumes. In the parlance of energy experts, it will be 'net-zero energy.' (Oct. 24, 2011)

AAP NYC executive director aims to enhance presence in the Big Apple

New AAP NYC executive director Robert Balder '89 intends to expand the College of Architecture, Art and Planning's programs in New York City and foster professional development for students. (June 30, 2011)

Senior develops clothes that can trap poisonous gas

A student has used Cornell technology to make a mask, hooded jackets and shirts that can trap and decompose harmful gases for military applications or for people living in smog-choked cities. (April 12, 2011)

Peter Eisenman shares contentious views on design vs. architecture

Alumnus architect Peter Eisenman gave an opinionated and discursive lecture on architecture, design and changing norms, March 10 in Goldwin Smith Hall. Eisenman is a visiting Rhodes Professor. (March 11, 2010)

Design and Planning Club joins students with diverse interests on common project goals

Students in architecture, engineering, city planning and other design-based fields are working together in Cornell's Design and Planning Club on community-based outreach projects and design competitions. (Oct. 1, 2009)

Interior design now has a language all its own

The interior design field now has a language of its own, thanks to Professor Jan Jennings, who has spearheaded an online database for contemporary design that includes a new vocabulary. (Aug. 26, 2009)