June 9, 2009
New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study has received a Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for Gallatin’s two-year renovation project. The Gallatin School is the first NYU project to receive the Gold certification from the council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System (LEED).
LEED ratings are the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. For an overview of the Gallatin renovations, go to http://www.nyu.edu/gallatin/leed/.
The redesign project, which began in 2007 and was completed in 2008, encompassed approximately 32,000 square feet. It aimed to reflect the innovation that has defined the school since its inception in 1972-a physical identity that serves and is consistent with Gallatin’s academic mission to offer a student-centered education.
Under this project, which was entirely funded by the support of alumni, parents, and friends, Gallatin has nearly doubled its size within its 715 Broadway home. Polshek Partnership Architects, LLP, which created the award-winning Carnegie Hall Master Plan and the American Museum of Natural History North Side Project, created the redesign of the building.
Gallatin’s certification was based on several aspects of the redesign effort, including:
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization that certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. The LEED Green Building Rating System is a national rating system for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED addresses all building types and emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental quality.
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