The Rockefeller University incorporates sustainability into its construction practices. Some of the initiatives at the University include:
- Implementation of green building standards, including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which promote sustainable building practices and reduce the environmental impact of construction projects.
- Use of sustainable materials, such as low-VOC paints, recycled steel, and reclaimed wood, to minimize waste and reduce the carbon footprint of building materials.
- Implementation of waste management plans that include recycling and proper disposal of construction waste to minimize environmental impact.
- Preservation of existing buildings and historic structures to reduce waste and preserve cultural heritage.