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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.


Parking information

Parking on the Cornell University campus is restricted to permit or payment at all times. Please read the information below carefully to determine the best way for you to purchase parking:

Advance-Purchase Parking (recommended):  Select your conference, pay via credit card, and receive a link to a printable parking permit. Print the parking permit and bring it with you to campus. When you arrive at your specified parking lot, display your printed permit on your dash. Visit https://cornell.clickandpark.com/event to purchase parkingYou must have access to a printer to use this option.

Parking on Arrival: If you do not pay for parking in advance, you will need to purchase a permit once you arrive on campus using one of the options below:

  • Parkmobile Pay-by-Cell Parking: Pay at hourly parking rates in CC Lot or University Avenue Lot for $.75 per hour or $6 per day. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Create a Parkmobile account or download the mobile app at www.parkmobile.com or via the App store.
  • Daily Permits: Stop at an information and parking booth to purchase a one day ($10) or four hour ($6) permit, Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm. These short-term permits are sold for the current day only, and allow access to various campus lots.

For more information about short-term parking options, visit https://ipp.cornell.edu/content/short-term-parking-options.

Accessible Parking: Display your printed dashboard or short-term permit in conjunction with your municipal permit when parking in handicap-accessible spaces on campus. Carefully observe signs when parking; some accessible spaces are reserved for specific license plates. If you need assistance, please call 607-255-4600.

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Questions? Need special accommodations? 

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

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