IBI Group projects in New York achieve LEED Platinum
DateDecember 11, 2012
New York City – Two IBI Group projects in New York State have achieved LEED® Platinum certification, the highest LEED certification level available.
The New York City Department of Transportation Facilities Maintenance at Sunrise Yard, in Queens, and the Human Ecology Building at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, were designed by Gruzen Samton-IBI Group, a member of the IBI Group of Firms.
The Sunrise Yard project is a high-performance home base for the carpenters, electricians, and plumbers who maintain and support the department’s portfolio of buildings. The 27,000 sq. ft. building, located in a residential neighbourhood, provides a model for the New York City Department of Design + Construction’s efforts to demonstrate that sustainable facilities are achievable using low-tech strategies accessible to the general public. The building’s energy efficiency is 85% above its baseline use.
Cornell University’s new 89,000 sq. ft. Human Ecology Building has three components: a parking garage, a three-storey academic/laboratory building, and a commons linking the new facility to adjacent existing college buildings. This is the first building at Cornell to achieve LEED Platinum. Green features include automatic ventilation, a green roof, electric-vehicle charging stations, and a high-performance glass façade.