Manhattanville: A Campus Built for Sustainability

Monday, May 1, 2017

Wilmouth Elmes

Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus will be cutting edge. The 17-acre site in West Harlem was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and built to be a model of sustainable architecture, urban design and clean construction practices. The innovative campus plan was awarded a Stage 1 LEED-ND platinum certification for neighborhood development, the highest rating given by the U.S. Green Building Council. Wilmouth Elmes (SEAS’80), associate vice president for engineering and technical services at Manhattanville, said "The systems we put in place use less energy, less water and less electricity."

Learn more details from Elmes on how Manhattanville will be a sustainable campus.

This story is part of a series on Manhattanville covered by Columbia News. See the full package here.