Green Buildings on Campus
Cornell designs and operates high-performance campus buildings to reduce carbon impact and model sustainable, healthy environments for work and life. Our building and design policies advance sustainable construction and maintenance.
Since implementing the policy for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver buildings in 2008, Cornell has certified 28 green buildings on campus, including 5 Platinum, 18 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Certified LEED Buildings. Green buildings create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving spaces for Cornell researchers, staff, and students to perform their best. Far beyond just energy efficiency, our green buildings feature sustainable landscape design, human equality integration, alternative transportation hubs, and more.
Find Green Buildings on the Map
View all green buildings on the Campus Sustainability Map.
A list of the buildings and locations is also listed below.
How to use the map
Use the upper left icon to toggle on the legend
Toggle layers on and off - green buildings are listed with the yellow, building shape
Click on any icon on the map to see more information about it
Newest Green Buildings
All Green Buildings on Campus
Angular shades block or absorb heat-inducing sunlight at differing times of year
Solar thermal array on green roof provides hot water and radiant heating
Rainfall and snowmelt is collected at the site and is infiltrated back into the soil
Renovations on the inside are to LEED standards while the outside looks remain the same
Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory
Sustainability is carried through to the practices of the laboratory as well
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
The outer walls, made of glass fiber reinforced concrete, absorb heat to keep indoors cooler