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View of the river and the construction

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) has earned a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council. 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:

  • Reclamation of energy from laboratory exhaust air.
  • Dehumidification equipment to assist with air conditioning.
  • High-efficiency transformers to reduce electrical waste.
  • High-performance windows to increase thermal efficiency.
  • High-performance insulation to increase thermal efficiency.
  • Recycled construction materials.
  • Areas for equipment that generate heat located away from offices and benches so less air conditioning will be necessary.
  • Building materials that do not create off-gassing made from recycled materials and manufactured locally, when possible.

General Construction

  • Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint, which is composed of less oil and more water, is used whenever possible.
  • Recycled construction materials are used whenever possible.
  • Building materials that do not create off-gassing are used whenever possible.
  • Locally or regionally manufactured materials are used whenever possible.


Services and locations for recyclable items

Learn more about where you can recycle different types of items such as:

  • Alkaline and non-alkaline batteries
  • All computers and computer peripherals
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • All inkjet and laser toners
  • Paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, cartons, metal and foil
  • Mercury and silver
  • Clothing

Bicycle rack locations

Bicycle racks are provided for use in several locations around campus:

  • 66th Street Gate parking lot
  • At the end of the 68th Street parking lot under the tennis court (by the staircase in the back)
  • To the right of the Bronk Laboratory entrance (on the plaza next to the Graduate Students Residence)
  • Behind Bronk Laboratory on the Peggy Rockefeller Plaza (for students only)
  • In front of the Greenberg building