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Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus—a 17-acre neighborhood plan in West Harlem—has achieved New York State’s first Platinum certification under the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system. The plan, designed in collaboration with SOM and Renzo Piano, is unusual for a college campus in that it integrates with and welcomes the surrounding community. Demolition and construction are well under way and feature a variety of innovative waste and pollution management techniques. Piloting LEED-ND The plan was initially used to help pilot LEED-ND, explains Philip Pitruzzello, vice president for Columbia University Manhattanville development. “From the very beginning, we were looking at the neighborhood in a holistic way and a sustainable way,” he says, so when the opportunity arose to work with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the team was ready. “W...

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