SUMA Net Impact: LEED Tour of the Northwest Corner Building

WHAT: LEED Tour of the Northwest Corner Building
WHEN: Monday, October 14th from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
WHERE: NWC Building entrance, West 120th Street & Broadway

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building program that has set out to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated.

According to the Department of Energy, LEED standards aimed at reducing water, waste, and emissions have helped building owners to reduce their energy use by as much as 25% while lowering their operational costs by as much as 19% compared to the national average.

Join us for a tour of the Northwest Corner (NWC) Building led by Joseph Mannino, Vice President of Capital Project Management & Planning at Columbia University Facilities, to learn about Columbia’s commitment to LEED and how the process of becoming Gold-certified has contributed to better building design and performance at NWC.

Also guiding the tour will be Adam Friedberg, the LEED consultant who participated in the NWC Building planning process, Janet Grapengeter, Director of Design and Compliance at Columbia Facilities, and Jessica Prata, Assistant Vice President of Environmental Stewardship at Columbia.

Schedule for Monday, October 14th:
3:50PM – 4:00PM
Assemble at the 550 West 120th Street entrance of the NWC Building
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Tour of a typical lab, possibly a mechanical room, the café, lecture hall, library, Pupin Plaza area and entry lobby, with attention to green design features and considerations, followed by Q&A time.

** Space is limited – preregistration required! **

Please RSVP here

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