Rensselaer, Cornell and NYSERDA create a consortium to reduce electricity use in greenhouses by up to 70%
Now, a newly formed public-private consortium called GLASE—The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering Consortium, led by researchers at Cornell University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)—is being launched to transform the way greenhouses operate in order to reduce electricity use by 70 percent.

The seven-year, $5 million project funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will advance Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard that aims to have 50 percent of electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2030.

Plant physiology expert Tessa Pocock, who serves as a senior research scientist at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA), will lead the work at Rensselaer.

Greenhouses to get greener through research project.