The Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center at Lafayette College, built by Turner Construction Company, has earned LEED® Platinum Certification as established by the U.S. Green Building Council. Some notable statistics supporting its certification include the following:
- 88% of construction waste was recycled.
- 23% of building materials were harvested, extracted, and manufactured within 500 miles of Easton, PA.
- 83% of wood was sustainably harvested.
Other GBCA members involved in the project include the following:
- Dale Construction
- EDA Contractors, Inc.
- Old Philadelphia Associates, Inc.
- Precision Door Company
- Revolution Recovery
- Siemens Industry, Inc.
- Steven Kempf Building Materials, a GMS Company
LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The Rockwell Center is the first academic science center in Pennsylvania, and one of a handful across the country, to achieve Platinum status. …
The Integrated Science Center includes teaching labs, research labs, support spaces, offices, a rooftop greenhouse and an animal facility. The building’s interdisciplinary identity is supported by the centrally located areas for STEM leadership, the Office of Sustainability, Environmental Science and Studies and Neuroscience. Although the new building added 100,000 square feet to the campus, the highly efficient strategies resulted in a 40% reduction in the college’s total annual carbon footprint.
The Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center was also a 2019 Groundbreaker Awards Finalist.