We design and construct our buildings to last hundreds of years and support generations of students.
Taking the time to integrate sustainability into our buildings helps our institution to prevent future emissions and unnecessary energy spending, and better serve our students as a living lab.
Green Building Standards
Colgate first adopted green building standards in 2015 and they are regularly updated to reflect the latest innovations in sustainable design. Colgate’s green building standards specify that all new construction and major renovations now must achieve a minimum rating of LEED Silver. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and its building standards are globally recognized for the building of sustainable facilities.