Weill Cornell Medical College New York City Belfer Research Building

LEED Certified Gold

The Belfer Research Building is only the second laboratory building in New York City to receive a LEED Gold rating, earning points in every section of the LEED checklist, including excellent energy performance, design innovation and other sustainable practices.

Total Score: 43 out of 69 possible points.

LEED Certification Report: Weill Cornell Medical College New York City Belfer Research Building

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
9 4 6 7 12 5

Project Highlights

It consumes 18 percent less energy than a minimally code-compliant structure by employing energy-saving mechanical systems, including a high-efficiency HVAC system, energy conserving heat exchangers, and daylight-responsive lighting controls. A double layer glass curtain wall is designed so that the outer fritted glass wall reflects the sun's heat and shades the inner high-efficiency glass, greatly reducing the heat load on the building's air conditioning system.

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