The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is a new 41,000 SF building on the SUNY Stony Brook campus. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the 6-story building stands between two older math and physics buildings and is linked to these buildings by a glass bridge. The building also features 35 faculty offices, conference rooms, a 250-seat lecture hall, and a fountain that will run year-round using a geothermal heating system. LEED Silver Certified
The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified greenbuilding criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental. Quality and Innovation and Design. Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of LEED green building certification are awarded based on the total number of points earned within each LEED category.
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