Awards & Recognition

  • Clean + Go Green Program Wins EPA Environmental Quality Award - April 27, 2012
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    April 27, 2012 - Columbia University Facilities' Clean + Go Green recycling and reuse program received a 2012 U.S. EPA Environmental Quality Award at a ceremony today at EPA's offices in Manhattan. The award - the highest recognition presented to the public by the EPA - honors significant contributions to improving the environment and public health.

    Columbia University was recognized for making "great strides in promoting recycling and reducing waste through its annual "Clean + Go Green" event. Sponsored by the facilities operations of the Columbia University Morningside campus, Clean + Go Green is an event that enables and promotes community members to donate or dispose of their unwanted items in an environmentally responsible manner. In the six years since the first Clean + Go Green event, over 83 tons of items such as electronics, clothing, books and furniture have been diverted from landfills and donated to charity."

    Read the full EPA news release. Congratulations to all involved!

  • CUF Executive Director of Construction Business Services Tanya Pope Honored by Professional Women in Construction - May 2, 2012
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    CUF Executive Director of Construction Business Services Tanya Pope (left, with AVP for Construction Business Services and Communications La-Verna Fountain) was among a group of outstanding women honored by the Professional Women in Construction (PWC) organization at its annual Salute luncheon at The Yale Club in Manhattan.

    Read the full article here.

  • Columbia University Facilities Honored for Outstanding Advocacy of the MWBE Community - May 3, 2012
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    Columbia University Facilities was recognized for outstanding advocacy on behalf of the Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise community at Anchin's Building the Future: Celebrating MWBEs and Their Advocates. The event, sponsored by Anchin's Construction Services Team and the Women Builders Council, Inc. in cooperation with the New York Building Congress, was held on May 3, 2012. Facilities Executive Vice President Joe Ienuso received the award on behalf of Facilities.

    Click here to read the full press release.

  • Northwest Corner Building Wins 2011 ENR NY Award for Best Project
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    Columbia University's Northwest Corner Building received the 2011 Engineering News-Record (ENR) NY Best Project Award in the category of Higher Education/Research. The annual competition honors construction and design excellence from across the region. The judges considered criteria including challenges, safety, design, innovation, quality and craftsmanship. The building was featured in the November issue of ENR New York and the proejct team was honored at an awards breakfast on November 8. 

  • Northwest Corner Building Recieves 2011 SCUP Merit Award
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    The Northwest Corner Building was awarded a Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for a new building. The building was one of 16 projects (in multiple categories) to be honored out of nearly 200 entries for the 2011 award. ... Read more.
  • Knox Hall Awarded LEED Gold, Becomes Columbia's Fourth Certified Building
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    With the installation of four geothermal wells and a complete interior renovation, Knox Hall has become the fourth Columbia University building to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. In February 2011, the building received a Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council, the nation's foremost coalition of leaders in sustainable building design and construction and developers of the LEED building rating system. ... Read more.

  • Alumni Center Awarded LEED Gold, Increases University Green Building Achievements
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    The Columbia Alumni Center recently received the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council, the nation's foremost coalition of leaders in sustainable building design and construction and developers of the LEED building rating system. The building, a social center for almost 300,000 alumni and home to the University's Office of Alumni and Development and Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development, was recognized for its "green" construction elements, including innovation in design, access to alternative transportation, and implementation of an indoor air quality management plan during construction and before occupancy. This is the second University building awarded LEED Gold. ... Read more.
  • PGMS Salutes Columbia for Grounds Management Excellence
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    Columbia University recently received a star-a green star to be exact-by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) with an Honor Award in the Society's 2010 Green Star Awards competition. The award was given in the Urban University Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance. The ceremony was held on October 29 during the Society's annual expo in Louisville, KY. ... Read more  

  • Knox Hall Honored By the Greater NY Construction User Council
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    On June 15, 2010, Knox Hall was honored by the Greater New York User Council (GNYCUC) during its annual Chairman's Reception. Knox Hall was awarded in the "redevelopment" category. The event was hosted by Jonathan D. Resnick & Sons Inc. , chairman of the GNYCUC, and held at The Green Roof. Facilities project team members, including Associate Vice President Joe Mannino, Associate Director Mike Iorii, and Project Manager Ed McArthur, proudly accepted the award. Click here for more information on Knox Hall.
  • Knox Hall Receives Environmental Design & Construction's Honorable Mention
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    Knox Hall, Columbia University's home for the departments of sociology, MEALAC, Middle East Institute, South Asia Institute and the Africa Institute, received an honorable mention at Environmental Design & Construction's 2010 Excellence in Design Awards. The building was recognized in the awards' education category for its sustainable design techiniques. Click here for more information on Knox Hall.