Riley-Robb Hall Biofuels Research Laboratory

LEED Gold rating, earning 40 out of 69 possible points...

Riley-Robb Hall Biofuels Research Laboratory
Riley-Robb Hall Biofuels Research Laboratory

The Riley Robb Biofuels Laboratory was the first campus renovation project to earn LEED Certification, and earned an innovation credit for utilizing Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified materials. In addition to the building’s green features, Riley Robb Hall is where much of Cornell’s research into renewable energy solutions takes place. Read the final USGBC review report (pdf).

LEED Gold USGBC 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 Riley Robb Stack Up?

CategoryPossible Pts  Targeted Pts

Riley Robb Biofuels Laboratory earned 40 out of the 69 possible points    

 

69 40
Sustainable Sites 14 7
Water Efficiency 5 3
Energy / Atmosphere 17 8
Materials / Resources 13 8
Indoor Environmental Quality 15 9
Innovation & Design 4 4
Accredited Professional 1 1

Project Highlights

  • Riley Robb Hall is the first campus renovation project which earned LEED certification.
  • The project earned an innovation credit for utilizing Cradle to Cradle(C2C) certified materials.

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