November 22, 2019
Student engineers to ply their green skills in NYC
By Blaine Friedlander
Cornell engineering students are working with an Ithaca, New York, engineering firm to help New York City lower its carbon footprint.
Taitem Engineering has partnered with the students on a heating system retrofit project in an apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The building will switch from using fuel oil for steam heating to using electricity to power heat pumps. While Taitem Engineering is responsible for designing the new heat pump system, Cornell students, as independent auditors, will quantify the energy and environmental performance of both systems.