Combined Heat & Power Plant Office

LEED Gold Rating, earning 44 out of 69 possible points...

Cornell Combined Heat & Power Plant Office
Cornell Combined Heat & Power Plant Office

Cornell’s Combined Heat and Power Building has been awarded a LEED® Gold Rating by the US Green Building Council. In addition to delivering energy efficiently and sustainably throughout campus via USEPA award winning combined heat and power generation, the CHP Office Building utilizes solar panels installed on the office roof. Read the final USGBC review report (pdf).

USGBC LEED Gold Mark

How is "Green” measured?

A point system (maximum of 69) is used.

The USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) awards points in 5 main categories:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy/Atmosphere
  • Materials / Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

A project can earn additional points for innovative approaches and by having a LEED accredited professional part of the project Team. What are the Possible Ratings?

  • Certified: 26 - 32 points
  • Silver: 33 - 38 points
  • Gold: 39 - 51 points
  • Platinum: 52 - 69 points

How Does the Combined Heat and Power Building Stack Up?

CategoryPossible Pts  Targeted Pts
Sustainable Sites 14 7
Water Efficiency 5 4
Energy / Atmosphere 17 16
Materials / Resources 13 4
Indoor Environmental Quality 15 8
Innovation & Design 4 4
Accredited Professional 1 1
Combined Heat and Power Office earned 44 points out of the 69 possible points  
69 44
 

Project Highlights

The Combined Heat and Power Office Building utilizes solar thermal renewable energy systems which are installed on the office roof. For more information on the USEPA award winning combined heat and power generation project at Cornell University, please visit click here. The office building foundation has large thermal storage capacity which greatly improves the energy performance of the building.

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