Cornell University ? Weill Hall
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The Cornell University ? Weill Hall greenroof; Photo: RobertBarker/ UniversityPhotography; Source: ChronicleOnline: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/June08/WeillHall/WH.htmlProject Name: Cornell University ? Weill Hall
Year: 2008
Owner: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 0 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Marguerite Wells, Motherplants & Greenroofs.com

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Plant Supplier: Motherplants
Plant Installation: Cayuga Landscape Co.
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners, Architects, LLP
Construction Manager: Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Mechanical Engineer: Bard, Rao + Athanas, Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Laboratory and Vivarium Planner: GPR Planners Collaborative, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership
Civil Engineer: GIE-Niagara Engineering Inc.
Green Building Consultant: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
"This green roof on the learning center is one feature that earned the building a gold LEED certification." Source: http://www.campaign.cornell.edu/lifesciences/weill-hall-green-construction.cfm
"The $162 million, 263,000-square-foot Weill Hall is one of the most ambitious facility projects in Cornell's history, and one of the nation's premiere life sciences facilities. Key residents include Joan and Sanford I. Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and theDepartment of Biomedical Engineering. Weill Hall is expected to earn Cornell's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The construction site, materials, design, building practices, and maintenance systems all play a part in this rigorous and prestigious rating," (Cornell Life Sciences, see below).

"It is connected via underground tunnels to the Corson-Mudd Halls, the Biotechnology Building, and Plant Sciences Building on the Ag Quad to form the largest life science research and education complex in New York State. The LEED process ensured incorporation of green elements into its design and construction," (Cornell Sustainable Campus, see below).
"Highlights of Weill Hall's green leadership include:

"Two living ?green roofs? reduce rainwater runoff, reduce heating and cooling costs, and filter airborne pollutants and carbon dioxide. The two green roofs will hold approximately 31,000 sedum plants. Highly efficient plumbing fixtures and a gray-water reclamation system reduce the building's wastewater generation by over 41%, or 450,000 gallons per year, compared with a standard building," (Cornell Sustainable Campus).

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The Cornell University ? Weill Hall greenroof; Photo: RobertBarker/ UniversityPhotography; Source: ChronicleOnline: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/June08/WeillHall/WH.html
See the Green Buildings Weill Hall? LEED Gold page here. Read the Weill Hall "Green Construction and Operations" case study at the Cornell University Life Sciences website here and the Oct. 10, 2008 ChronicleOnline article "By going green, Weill Hall meets the gold standard" here. Read about all of Cornell's green building at their Cornell Sustainable Campus page. Learn about Motherplants in The Greenroof Directory here and contact them for further project info.
 
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