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Guidelines for new Controlled Environment Agriculture energy-efficient technology adoption

November 5, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Lighting control is the last frontier in controlled environment agriculture. Well-designed horticultural lighting systems can reduce energy use and increase profits for greenhouses and indoor farms.  GLASE is bringing together New York Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) growers with local utility companies, USDA officials and service providers to provide CEA growers with all the resources available for energy-efficient lighting and control systems technology adoption.

CEA growers attending the conference will have the opportunity to learn about all the opportunities available on the market to support new technology adoption:

  • Financial opportunities
  • State rebate programs
  • Federal incentive programs
  • Utility energy rebate programs



  • Gary Pereira – USDA Rural Development
  • Dale Gates – USDA National Resources Conservation Service
  • Robert Muller – National Grid
  • Dustin Broderick – NYSEG
  • Damon Bosetti – DesignLights Consortium
  • Owen Raymond – Farm Credit East
  • Neil Mattson – Cornell University
  • Tessa Pocock – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • A.J. Both – Rutgers University

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  • General admission: $100
  • Discount rate for CEA producers (greenhouse and indoor growers):  $60
  • Conference staff and partners: Free, but you still need to complete registration form

Register online. Complete registration form then proceed to online payment.

If you plan to pay by check, you have the option of downloading and completing hard copy registration form to mail with your check.



We have reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western University Inn at the special rate of $129 per night plus taxes. Contact them directly to make your reservations by October 22.

The Best Western is located in the East Hill Plaza near the Cornell campus, and has 6 restaurants and a 24-hour grocery store. nearby.  The hotel features a full hot breakfast.  All rooms have free wireless internet. Their shuttle is available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., departing to the Cornell campus every hour on the 1/2 hour.  The shuttle also serves the Tompkins Regional Airport, 12 minutes away.


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Questions? Need special accommodations? 

Contact Tara Reed: tln2@cornell.edu | 607/255-2131

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