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Marcelo Velez, vice president of the Manhattanville Development Group, was a featured panelist discussing the facades of the three new buildings at Columbia’s Manhattanville campus at the Facades+ New York conference hosted by the Architect’s Newspaper on April 4. 

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.

Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus was honored with the 2019 Sustainable Construction Award at the New York Build Expo that took place on March 12 at the Javits Center.   The award was received by Lendlease, a construction management firm on the project, in recognition of the sustainable construction techniques employed when building the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Lenfest Center for the Arts and Central Energy Plant. 

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

Columbia University hosted a workshop to assist minority-, women- and locally-owned (MWL) firms in completing the Turner Construction prequalification form.  This form must be completed and accepted for firms to work with Turner Construction, the construction manager for the new Columbia Business School buildings in Manhattanville.

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.

New cooling towers were loaded onto the roof of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center as part of an ongoing expansion of the Manhattanville Central Energy Plant, a facility that provides chilled water, high pressure steam, and electric power across the new campus.

For the third time in a row, Columbia University has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Dear Mama Coffee, a Harlem-based espresso, cocktail, wine bar and eatery, has opened a new location in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center at Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus.

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

Executive Vice President for Facilities and Operations David M. Greenberg introduced Gerry McGillian as the new Vice President for Operations on Monday.

Columbia Health has been reaccredited for the next three years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, placing it among the elite 10% of college health services who have met accreditation standards.