Facility Executive: Whitney Museum In NYC Earns LEED Gold
16 August 2017

The Whitney Museum of American Art has been featured in Facility Executive:

“Cooper Robertson, noted architects of museums and cultural facilities, has announced that its design for a leading New York City museum recently achieved a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. At a time of increased attention on environmental performance for cultural institutions, this is the second museum facility in the city to achieve the LEED Gold standard. Groundbreaking for the museum construction took place in May 2011, and it opened May 1, 2015.

Cooper Robertson partner Scott Newman, FAIA, notes that in addition to success in performance-based categories like energy and water conservation, indoor air quality, and use of sustainable materials, the building — home to the Whitney Museum of American Art — also received points for its community connections and emphasis on public space.

‘Museums have a mission to preserve collections, as well as serve current and future generations, so sustainability and resiliency are imperatives,” says Newman, who leads the firm’s cultural practice. “Informed architectural design and strong technical knowledge can help today’s museums conserve natural resources while safeguarding their cultural resources, and at the same time improve the museum experience for visitors.’”

Read more at Facility Executive.