USGBC recently awarded to Manhattanville College New York State’s tenth Gold rating under its LEED for New Construction Version 2.1 rating system. Located in Purchase, New York, the school’s 35,000-square-foot Student Center for the Creative Arts was completed in March of 2008 and is the third LEED-certified project built by contractor E.W. Howell. (We’ve written about the other two- the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island and Greenburgh Public Library in Westchester).
The Manhattanville Student Center was designed by Hastings-on-Hudson-based architects Peter Gisolfi Associates and incorporates a variety of green design features, including recycled-content (18 percent) and locally-sourced (23.2 percent) building materials. 13 percent of the building’s electric load is sourced from solar panels and 52 percent of wood products are FSC-certified. Low-VOC paints and sealants and Green Label carpeting were certified throughout. E.W. Howell was also able to recycle 94 percent of construction debris during the project’s construction phase.
- Manhattanville Student Center for Creative Arts (Peter Gisolfi)
- Brookhaven National Laboratory (gbNYC)
- Greenburgh Public Library (gbNYC