Binghamton University - Education & Community Development Center
The Binghamton University Downtown Center (UDC) has been certified at the LEED Silver level by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the first "green building" in downtown Binghamton.
Home to the College of Community and Public Affairs, the $29 million UDC was designed by HOLT Architects, working with the University's Physical Facilities staff and a campus planning committee. LeChase Construction Services, Inc. of Rochester served as the construction manager. In addition to the LEED Silver certification, the UDC has been honored for its design by the American Institute of Architects Southern New York Chapter (AIASNY).
The UDC has met requirements under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system designed by the USGBC to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings.
As a result of efforts to use recycled materials and divert debris from the landfill, 11 percent of the building materials used for the UDC came from recycled sources, 16.5 percent of materials were sourced from the region and 262 tons of waste was kept out of the landfill.