di Domenico + Partners

Cornell University - Fernow Hall Sustainable Design Features

di Domenico + Partners' rehabilitation of the LEED Gold certified, 30,000 SF Fernow Hall at Cornell University contains an excess of sustainable features. Daylighting is incorporated throughout the building, which emphasizes optimized energy performance via an insulated exterior wall system, an energy efficient MEP/FP system, and utilizes recycled and locally sourced materials for interior finishes. The facility's green roof contains xeriscaping with experimental plantings, and the rain garden in front of the building utilizes self-sustaining vegetation that mitigates water run-off. Roof-top skylight solar panels generate power for first floor informational displays. The project is part of a multi-phased critical maintenance plan for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, addressing the need for an innovative instructional and research facility for the 21st century and beyond.

School Construction News - Cornell's Fernow Hall Undergoes Green Makeover