LEED Certified Gold
Hughes Hall of the Cornell Law School has been awarded a LEED® Gold Rating by the US Green Building Council. Unused space was repurposed into new, beautiful, and efficient housing for Law students.
On the LEED-certified scorecard, Hughes Hall scored 68 out of 110 possible points. For a full breakdown, review the report on the US Green Buildings Certification (USGBC) website.
|Sustainable Sites||Water Efficiency||Energy & Atmosphere||Materials & Resources||Indoor Environmental Quality||Innovation & Design||Regional Priority|
|Points Earned||17 / 26||8 / 10||23 / 35||6 / 14||6 / 15||6 / 6||2 / 4|
- Efficient mechanical and electrical systems installed during the remodel reduced energy costs by 66%, which equates to $50,000 yearly. The systems use vacancy sensors and reduce the frequency and voltage of energy supplied based on vacancy.
- High-efficiency low-flow water fixtures help reduce water use in the building by 40%.
- Throughout construction, recycled and sustainably harvested building materials were used, along with flooring, paints, and sealants that meet strict volatile organic compound regulations to reduce indoor air pollution.
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