News

November 30, 2017

Columbia’s Tree Lighting Goes Green

Switch to LED bulbs saves energy, lowers cost of annual winter lights on College Walk

November 21, 2017

Clean and Go Green - December 7 to 8, 2017

Facilities and Operations is holding the next Clean + Go Green Event at the Morningside campus from Thursday December 7 to Friday December 8, 2017. We will make large bins available across campus, at no cost to you, for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large unwanted items.

November 16, 2017

University Officials Join to Recognize Butler Plaza and Lawn Restoration Project Completion

University Provost John H. Coatsworth and University Librarian and Vice Provost Ann D. Thornton joined with David M. Greenberg, executive vice president for Columbia University Facilities and Operations, and administrators throughout Columbia University Libraries and Facilities and Operations to officially recognize the Butler Plaza and Lawn restoration project, which was completed earlier this fall.

The project replaced steps and temporary metal ramps from the east and west approaches to the library’s main entrance with permanent, accessible pathways, added a permanent ramp to replace the temporary ramp from the northern approach, and restored the plaza and lawn with new features consistent with the campus's overall architecture and landscaping plan.

November 14, 2017

You Spoke. We Listened.

Action steps and results from the first Columbia University Facilities and Operations campus-wide survey

November 06, 2017

Summer 2017 Construction Recap

Every summer, while many students and faculty enjoy a well-earned summer respite, Facilities and Operations takes the time to complete construction projects, large and small, that can only take place when students are away. These include residence hall renovations and outdoor projects that require warmer weather. Other construction projects are performed during the summer to take advantage of the smaller impact on the decreased campus population.

The summer of 2017 was no exception, with many projects taking place from the Morningside campus up to the Baker Athletics Complex.

November 01, 2017

National real estate industry group honors Manhattanville campus plan

Columbia University won second place in the International Real Estate Federation U.S. Chapter’s (FIABCI-USA) annual Grand Prix of Real Estate Awards for the University’s development in Manhattanville.

October 23, 2017

DASNY President Tours Columbia’s New Manhattanville Campus

Gerrard Bushell, president and CEO of DASNY, joined Colin Redhead, deputy treasurer of Columbia University and other Columbia officials on a walkthrough of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center and Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus. DASNY helps to finance and build health care and education institutions throughout New York State, and it issued $50 million in Green Bonds to help fund construction of the Greene Science Center.

October 17, 2017

Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus Awarded LEED Gold Certification for First Two New Buildings

The Jerome L. Greene Science Center and Lenfest Center for the Arts – the first two new buildings constructed at Columbia’s Manhattanville campus – have been awarded LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) under the New Construction rating system.

October 16, 2017

Butler Plaza and Lawn Restoration Project

During the summer of 2017, Facilities and Operations initiated a restoration project of Butler Lawn and Butler Plaza, the area directly in front of Butler Library. The project replaces steps and temporary metal ramps from the east and west approaches to the library’s main entrance with permanent, accessible entryways, and will be restored with new features consistent with the campus's overall architecture and landscaping plan.

September 27, 2017

Columbia University Facilities and Operations Wins Energy Industry Award For Entire Northeast Region

The accolades for Columbia University’s district energy system and related energy initiatives continued when The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) named Columbia University winner of the Institutional Energy Management for the entire northeast region covering ten states from Delaware up to Maine. The AEE, a nonprofit professional Association of over 18,000 members, presented the award to Columbia along with other award winners at the 40th annual World Energy Engineering Congress in Atlanta in late September.

September 12, 2017

Join the Marrow Registry on 9/15 and You May Save a Life!

In recognition of World (Bone) Marrow Donor Day, Columbia University is hosting a donor drive on Friday, September 15 at its Morningside and Medical Center campuses. With just a simple cotton swab of your cheek, you can join the registry and take the first step toward potentially saving a life!