Plantations Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Earned LEED Gold rating...

Plantations Welcome Center (Tobias Wolf  ASLA Wolf Landscape Architecture)

The new Cornell Plantation’s Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center was designed by the celebrated Canadian architects Baird Sampson Neuert. The welcome center was the crowning achievement of recent improvements to infrastructure and visitor services.


How is "Green” measured?

Under the LEED Green Building Design and Construction standard, a credit system with a maximum of 110 points is used to measure environmental performance.

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: 40 - 49 points
  • Silver: 50 - 59 points
  • Gold: 60 - 79 points
  • Platinum: 80 + points

Visit the Cornell Plantations website for more details.

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