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With a 47 percent reduction in absolute GHG emissions at the Morningside campus, Columbia has exceeded its goal of cutting emissions by 35 percent over 2006 levels by 2020. 

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the April 2019 edition here.

The first ever Campus Sustainability Fair brought members of all Columbia campuses to The Forum – Columbia’s newest LEED Gold certified building – for a day of celebration, networking, and learning about sustainability.

As you walk in and around the Morningside campus, you may notice more protective sidewalk shedding installed around buildings.

The majority of this protective shedding is connected to the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Façade Inspection Safety Program. 

You may see it as a delicious treat -- and believe us, it's delicious -- but to Janie Deegan of Janie Bakes, "This cookie is my future."

Columbia University has been selected as a Clean Air NY Campus Partner, an honor given to institutions of higher education who go above and beyond to encourage and facilitate their communities to carpool, take public transit, bike, or walk to campus.

The CU Grow Leadership Development Program for Vendors kicked off its third year on April 3, when executives of 19 small businesses met their coaches for a nine-month engagement in the program. The goal of the Facilities and Operations initiative is to provide Minority-, Women- and Locally-owned businesses with new resources and strategies, to empower them to grow their business with Columbia University and other large clients.

Third new building at the Manhattanville campus to be awarded LEED Gold

Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus has been awarded the 2019 Urban Land Institute New York (ULI NY) Award for Excellence in Institutional Development, a statewide competition recognizing projects that demonstrate commitment to planning, design, sustainability, and community impact.

During this year’s spring break, Facilities and Operations performed a significant amount of projects across the University, many that could only have been completed when the campus is less populated.

Spring Recess is a time for Columbia students to take a much-needed break from classes, studying, and campus activities. For Columbia Dining staff, it’s a chance to step away from their normally bustling operations and work together on new menus and cooking techniques.

For the second year running, Columbia University will observe Earth Hour on Saturday, March 30 at 8:30 p.m. along with other universities, cities, and businesses in more than 180 countries worldwide.

March 18, 2019 Construction Update - The replacement of the terra cotta tile roof is complete.  Stained glass restoration is in progress and one fully restored window was installed.  Masonry cleaning and repairs continue at the exterior walls.  Inspection and repair of the Guastavino tiles at the interior dome ceiling is in progress.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the March 2019 edition here.

Columbia University achieved Climate Registered™ status by measuring its carbon footprint according to The Climate Registry’s (TCR) best-in-class program, then having it third-party verified and publicly reporting the data on TCR’s website.