Green Practices-Campus Design and Facility Development - Carnegie Mellon University

Green Practices

Carnegie Mellon University has become a leader in environmental stewardship through innovative practice, policy, education, and the “greening” of its campus. Strong leadership and the dedication of the campus community have enabled the university to achieve many significant accomplishments. The Carnegie Mellon Green Practices committee has been instrumental in setting and achieving goals, establishing innovative projects, and communicating its efforts to the campus community and beyond.

The University has committed to adopting the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system for all new construction and significant renovations. All such projects shall be designed and constructed so that they will meet the current version of the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED-NC) standard. In addition the university has established the goal of achieving a minimum of a LEED “Silver” rating whenever possible.

Less extensive renovations shall utilize the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) rating system as applicable to their defined scope of work. For example, a project that is exclusively painting might only be eligible for a single LEED point under the Low-Emitting Materials, Paints and Coatings section of the LEED-CI rating system and would be expected to meet the requirements for that point. As the scope of a project broadens, associated sections of LEED-CI would come into play.

 

LEED Certified Gold Buildings on Campus

Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center

2005

Carnegie Mellon Café

2008

GSIA West Entry Addition 

2010

Gates and Hillman Centers

2011

 LEED Certified Silver Buildings on Campus

Stever House

2003

Henderson House

2004

300 South Craig Street

2007

407 South Craig Street

2007

Porter Hall 100

2009

Doherty Hall Phase II

2010

Mellon Institute Renovations

2012

GSIA First Floor

2013

Doherty Hall Renovation MSE

2015

 LEED Certified

Posner Center

2005

LEED Registered (awaiting rating by USGBC)

  • Scott Hall
  • Cohen University Center Addition
  • Hamburg Hall Auditorium
  • Hamerschlag Maker Wing
  • 4721 Fifth Avenue
  • Tepper Building

Other "Green" Projects on Campus

  • Central Chiller Plant
  • Hamerschlag Hall Green Roof
  • Intelligent Workplace / CBPD
  • Mellon Institute Green Roof
  • Solar Decathlon House
  • Tartan's Pavilion

 

Links

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