Columbia University adopts LEED standards for all new construction and major renovations. The University requires a minimum of Silver, but through its design and review process seeks to achieve higher levels. This is especially challenging for lab and research buildings with their intensive energy use. The University also uses lab design guidelines that seek to maximize energy efficiency while protecting the safety of researchers.
LEED Certified Buildings:
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center Certified LEED-NC Gold April 2010
Allen Rosenfield Building Floors 11, 12, & 13 Certifed LEED-NC Silver 2011
Gary C. Comer Building Certified LEED-NC Silver February 2010
Studebaker 200 Level Certified LEED-CI Silver November 2011
Manhattanville Campus Certified LEED Platinum-ND May 2012
Faculty House Certified LEED-NC Gold April 2010
McVickar Hall (Alumni Center) Certified LEED-NC Gold January 2011
Knox Hall Certified LEED-NC Gold February 2011
Northwest Corner Building Certified LEED-NC Gold February 2012
LEED Registered Buildings Awaiting Final LEED Determinations:
LEED Building Projects Underway:
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) selected the University’s Manhattanville plan for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Neighborhood Design pilot program. The plan commits to incorporating smart growth, new urbanism and “green” building design principles.
Read more about another Manhattanville sustainability pilot program: Green Salvage Program Provides Training for Local Workers