NYU LEED Projects
From the U.S. Green Building Council website:
"LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. The LEED rating systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees, diverse groups of volunteers representing a cross-section of the building and construction industry. Key elements of the process include a balanced and transparent committee structure, technical advisory groups that ensure scientific consistency and rigor, opportunities for stakeholder comment and review, member ballot of new rating systems, and fair and open appeals."
NYU has a number of LEED construction projects complete or in progress.
- Gallatin School of Individualized Study, 1 Washington Place: received LEED Gold Certification
- 22 Washington Square North: received LEED Silver Certification
- Wilf Hall, 139 MacDougal Street: received LEED Platinum certification
- Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 58 Washington Square South: applying for LEED Certification
- Washington Mews, Building 14: received LEED for Homes Gold Certification
- Washington Mews, Buildings 7&8 and 14A: applying for LEED Certification
- NYU in DC, 1307 L Street: applying for LEED Certification
For more information, see the following resources: