Fernow Hall

Fernow Hall

LEED Certified Gold

Small garden planted on the roof of Fernow Hall
The rain garden on the roof of Fernow Hall along with the rest of the green roof divert and filter storm water.

Green features include a rain garden to mitigate storm water runoff, a planted roof garden terrace used by the Natural Resources Department, as well as photovoltaic solar renewable energy systems. 

Total Score: 66 out of 110 possible points.LEED Certification Report: Fernow Hall

How is Green Measured?

Sustainable Sites
Water Efficiency
Energy / Atmosphere
Materials / Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation & Design
Regional Priority
Possible Points
26 10 35 14 15 6 4
Earned Points
19 6 17 2 9 6 2

Project Highlights

As a way to mitigate storm water runoff, a rain garden was created directly north of the new 50-person classroom. The garden contains a variety of self sustaining vegetation.

A planted roof garden terrace was created on the roof of the new classroom addition which contains a mix of sedum plantings and the possibility for experimental plantings by the Department of Natural Resources.

Inside view looking up at the photovoltaic glass skylights in the atrium of Fernow Hall.
Looking up at Fernow atrium covered with photovoltaics.

The project incorporates photovoltaic solar renewable energy systems, including solar photovoltaic glass skylights.

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Featured on the Cornell Sustainable Landscapes Trail 

Fernow Green Roof and Rain Garden 

The Cornell Sustainable Landscapes Trail highlights a dozen sites on campus designed for maximum sustainability, ecosystem services, and natural beauty using our campus as a living laboratory.