Lehman College Science Hall is as green as it gets. The new facility on campus earned a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first City University of New York (CUNY) building to be awarded the highest green building ranking. It earned platinum status for an array of environmentally sustainable technologies, such as a rainwater/greywater system to clean and recirculate water for use in restroom flushing fixtures and rooftop solar panels to heat the building’s water. It is also equipped with a rooftop teaching and research greenhouse. The state-of-the-art facility was designed by architectural firm Perkins+Will and built by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).
Construction was documented starting from August 5, 2010.
Beams are lifted by a very large crane as workers are building the third level.
Compared to the steel structure, the crane is estimated six stories high.
It’s hard to imagine that this is the same truck that holds the crane that can go as high as six stories.
This side of the building will have a greenhouse on the roof.
Nuts and bolts are holding the steel beams together.
Different size pipes stack on a shelf.
Piping and electrical are being put in for this office space.
The gray bricks for the outer walls will eventually be painted orange.
Cables of different sizes in spools are marked in different colors for easy identification.
Cable and wiring are waiting to be put in place on this metal frame.
A more finished space.
Soon, an elevator will be put in to transport people through six levels, which consist of the sub-basement, basement, and four floors.
Visitors check out the structure in the sub-basement.
This part of the building will eventually be covered entirely in glass.
Besides the underground connections, Science Hall will also be connected to Gillet Hall via a bridge on the third floor.
Attached to a truck, the hydraulic life is used for doing repairs/maintenance without scaffolding on high structures.
This greenhouse will provide much needed space for faculty and student to do research.
Science Hall in a sunny afternoon.
These solar panels on the roof are part of what makes the Science Hall a green building.
Research of plants are underway in the greenhouse.