Columbia University – The Forum

Targeting LEED for New Construction Gold

  • Building Type: Academic Offices and Conference Center
  • Building Size: 57,000 Square Feet
  • Location: Manhattan, NY
  • Owner: Coumbia University, MDG
  • Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
  • Architect of Record: Dattner Architects
  • MEP Engineer: WSP – Flack + Kurtz
  1. Selected Sustainability Features:
  2. Located in campus targeting LEED Neighborhood Development certification
  3. Superior water efficiency targeting over 30% reduction in potable water usage and zero potable water used for irrigation
  4. Extensive incorporation of recycled and regional materials.
  5. Advanced permanent ventilation monitoring systems to ensure adequate indoor air quality
  6. Development location promotes community connectivity by being situated near multiple subway station
  7. Bicycle storage and changing rooms on-site.
  8. High-albedo roof to counteract the heat island effect.
  9. Low-emitting materials to contribute to maintaining exceptional indoor air quality for occupant comfort.
  10. Occupant-oriented thermal comfort design and verification to ensure optimal occupant comfort
  11. Green cleaning program to minimize effects of harsh, corrosive, and caustic chemicals on occupants and the environment.