Sustainable Columbia Annual Report Showcases Progress Towards Reducing Environmental Impact and Creating a Healthier Environment

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. 

April 01, 2019

Spring Break 2019 Campus Improvements

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.

April 10, 2019

CU Grow Kicks off Third Year of Developing Small Businesses

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.

April 12, 2019

Life-Changing Baked Goods: Janie’s

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."

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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.

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.

The Forum, the third new building to open at Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus, was recognized with a 2019 MASterworks Award for “Best New Building” from the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS).

Lerner Hall is one of the most widely used buildings on campus and by nature is in a constant state of activity and change.

Columbia University received a Gold Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York) for the construction of the Bubble at Baker, a seasonal air-supported structure covering the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium to create an indoor practice facility for Columbia Athletics during the winter months.  The award was received in the category of special projects as part of ACEC New York’s 2018 Engineering Excellence Award competition. 

Elysian Fields Café, a Mediterranean restaurant located at 1207 Amsterdam Avenue between 119th and 120th streets, is the latest eatery to join Morningside Heights. 

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