Cathy Jackson one of the principals at IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton along with our client at Cornell University led a seminar at the Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference which was held in Baltimore, MD on March 3rd and 4th. The seminar was titled Tapping into your Hidden Resources.
The team presented our project Cornell University, Human Ecology Building as a case study focusing on elements of shared sustainability. The team covered ideas we have implemented that could be applied on to many campus projects. They included the use of natural resources, site planning strategies and implementation of a shared campus energy model. During each sharing topic, the team invited the audience to “share” their implemented and blue sky shared resource ideas. The Human Ecology Building is a USGBC LEED Platinum building and a model of campus sustainability.
Cornell University, Human Ecology Building is a new 89,000-square foot building. The project is comprised of three main components: a parking garage, a three-story academic/laboratory building, and a commons linking the new facility to adjacent existing college buildings, all linked seamlessly into the topography.
The photo credit is Paul Warchol.