LEED Building Awards
Columbia is making drastic efforts in increasing the number of buildings on campus with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, the nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high-performance, green buildings. Building energy use on Columbia’s campus is a large percentage of total energy use values, therefore Columbia is making a strong push toward the LEED certification of buildings on campus. Columbia has a growing list of LEED certifications, ranging from environmentally sustainable building renovations, individual floor renovations, and newly constructed buildings
LEED at Manhattanville Campus
Columbia’s environmentally sustainable design and overall project plan for its 17-acre Manhattanville campus in West Harlem has earned LEED® Platinum — its highest designation and the first LEED-ND Platinum certification in New York City, as well as the first Platinum certification for a university campus plan nationally. The University has committed to constructing all future buildings at the Manhattanville campus to a minimum of LEED Silver certification. Newly constructed buildings at Manhattanville – Columbia Business School, The Forum, Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Lenfest Center for the Arts – have received LEED Gold certification
See a list of LEED certified buildings at Columbia.