As Rockefeller maintains and improves facilities, there is a commitment to make choices in construction design and materials that lessen the impact on the environment.

Collaborative Research Center

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) is scheduled to earn a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council after Flexner Hall is finished in 2012. A LEED certificate indicates that the CRC has met the nationally accepted benchmarks for the design, construction and operation of a high-performance green building.

The CRC is designed to utilize natural light and includes:

General Construction

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