Mui Ho Fine Arts Library

Mui Ho Fine Arts Library

LEED Certification Gold

Rand Hall exterior
Cornell’s Mui Ho Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall – originally built in 1911 – earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification 

Renovation of Rand Hall, now home to the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library, is complete and awaiting LEED certification. 

Total Score: 63 out of 110 possible points.

LEED Certification Report: Rand Hall- Mui Ho Fine Arts Library

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
16 4 23 5 7 6 2

Project Highlights

Hanging book stacks in the Fine Arts Library
Rand Hall has been transformed over the past 18 months to house the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library, a state-of-the-art facility on its top two floors with massed stacks of books as its centerpiece, digital resources, and voluminous reading and study space. Along with 8,000 square feet of shop space for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning occupying the first floor, the 107-year-old industrial building has been entirely rehabilitated.

The Combined Heat and Power Office Building utilizes solar thermal renewable energy systems which are installed on the office roof. More information on the USEPA award winning combined heat and power generation project at Cornell University.  The office building foundation has large thermal storage capacity which greatly improves the energy performance of the building.

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