Human Ecology Building

LEED Platinum rating, earned 53 out of 69 possible points...

Human Ecology Building earned LEED® Platinum -- its highest rating for sustainable structures -- making it the first building to achieve the distinction on the Cornell campus. Read the final USGBC review report (pdf).

How is "Green” measured? LEED-Mark Platinum

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 Human Ecology Building Stack Up?

CategoryPossible Pts  Earned Pts

Human Ecology Building earned 53 of the 69 possible points    

 

69 53
 
Sustainable Sites 14 11
Water Efficiency 5 4
Energy / Atmosphere 17 13
Materials / Resources 13 7
Indoor Environmental Quality 15 13
Innovation & Design 4 4
Accredited Professional 1 1

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