Stocking Hall

Earned LEED Gold rating...

Stocking Hall Rendering
Stocking Hall(University Photography)

Stocking Hall earned LEED Gold through its renovations. The Food Science facility allows Cornell faculty, staff and students to lead the nation in imagining and bringing to life the future of the field of food science.

Read the final USGBC review report (pdf).

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

How Does Stocking Hall Stack Up?

CategoryPossible Pts  Targeted Pts
Stocking Hall is pursuing LEED Gold    
110 67
Sustainable Sites 26 19
Water Efficiency 10 6
Energy / Atmosphere 35 24
Materials / Resources 14 6
Indoor Environmental Quality 15 10
Innovation & Design 5 5
Accredited Professional 1 1
Regional Priority 4 3

Project Highlights

  • The installed fixtures will reduce water usage by a calculated 31% below the baseline usage.
  • According to the energy model, the energy cost savings for the building has been reduced by over 46% over the ASHRAE baseline.
  • Over 79% of the construction waste generated during the project was diverted from landfills.
  • Over 32% by cost of the material components installed in the building are recycled.
  • 99.68% of the wood installed on the project met Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification requirements.
  • The Stocking Hall project will used a combination of white and vegetative roofing, decreasing the cooling requirements on hot summer days.

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