Manhattanville College Earns LEED Gold for Student Center for the Creative Arts

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.

Manhattanville College

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.

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