Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

LEED Certified Gold

People outside of the Nevin Welcome Center at Cornell Plantations enjoying the sunny day.
The Botanic Gardens Welcome Center is the home base for garden tours and hikes.

The new Cornell Botanic Gardens Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center was designed by the celebrated Canadian architects Baird Sampson Neuert. The welcome center was the crowning achievement of recent improvements to infrastructure and visitor services.Total Score: 47 out of 69 possible points.

LEED Certification Report: Cornell Botanic Gardens Welcome Center


How is Green Measured?

Sustainable Sites
Water Efficiency
Energy / Atmosphere
Materials / Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation & Design
Possible Points
14 5 17 13 15 5
Earned Points
10 2 11 5 14 5

Project Highlights

Two employees doing work on the green roof of the Botanic Garden Welcome Center.
The vegetated roof collects and treats precipitation, and regulates temperatures inside the building. 

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