State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Finally, A Way For Cities To Track and Meet Sustainability Benchmarks

    Finally, A Way For Cities To Track and Meet Sustainability Benchmarks

    Similar to FitBits tracking human health, LEED for Cities will track the sustainability and well-being of a whole city.

  • The How and Why of Green Building

    The How and Why of Green Building

    Buildings account for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and the U.N. Environment Programme projects that if we continue with business as usual in the building sector, these emissions will double by 2030. Fortunately, green building is on the rise around the world.

  • Faculty House Awarded LEED Gold Certification

    The newly renovated Faculty House at Columbia University has been awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council. This is a significant and state-of –the-art environmental milestone for Faculty House and Columbia University, making it the first LEED Gold Certified building on Morningside campus.…

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Finally, A Way For Cities To Track and Meet Sustainability Benchmarks

    Finally, A Way For Cities To Track and Meet Sustainability Benchmarks

    Similar to FitBits tracking human health, LEED for Cities will track the sustainability and well-being of a whole city.

  • The How and Why of Green Building

    The How and Why of Green Building

    Buildings account for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and the U.N. Environment Programme projects that if we continue with business as usual in the building sector, these emissions will double by 2030. Fortunately, green building is on the rise around the world.

  • Faculty House Awarded LEED Gold Certification

    The newly renovated Faculty House at Columbia University has been awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council. This is a significant and state-of –the-art environmental milestone for Faculty House and Columbia University, making it the first LEED Gold Certified building on Morningside campus.…