Weill Cornell's Belfer Research Building

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5 LEED-Specific GBCI CE Hour
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hour
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Belfer Research Building's double-skinned facade

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How do you increase research space while cutting emissions at a high-performance research facility designed to attract the most accomplished investigators and research teams from around the world? We'll hear from the project's owner, sustainability consultant, architect and engineer on how they reduced energy consumption by about 30% and cut emissions by 26% while doubling Weill Cornell Medical College's research space.

With a high-performance, double-skinned, fritted-glass curtain wall to maximize daylighting and decrease cooling loads, the 18-story building achieved LEED Gold and significantly reduced its carbon footprint.

6:00 - 6:30 PM  Registration and Reception
6:30 - 8:00 PM  Presentations and Discussion

William H. Cunningham, AIA, LEED AP
Campus Architect, Weill Cornell Medical College

Mr. Cunningham has guided the transformation of the College’s campus, furthering the institution’s mission of advancing the art and science of medicine. He provides design leadership for all capital projects, helping to achieve Weill Cornell’s environmental goals for renovation and new construction.

Bret Mantyk, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten

For the Belfer project, Mr. Mantyk provided environmental design consulting, energy analysis, LEED program administration, and CFD modeling services. He is also a long-time member of Urban Green's Monthly Programs Committee.

Lois Elizabeth Mate, AIA
Associate Partner, Ennead Architects LLP

Ms. Mate has been at Ennead (previously Polshek Partnership) since 1986. She served as Project Manager for the award-winning Weill Greenberg Center, the institution's flagship ambulatory care facility, as well as for the Belfer Research Building. She has managed numerous large-scale laboratory and healthcare projects for Weill Cornell, New York University, and the University of Michigan.

Anthony Montalto, PE, LEED AP
Associate Partner, Jaros Baum & Bolles

Mr. Montalto served as the MEP/FP Project Manager for the Belfer Building and was responsible for the HVAC design of the project. He has managed numerous laboratory, critical facility, and commercial office-use projects, increasingly focusing on academic endeavors in the laboratory research sector. Anthony also serves on the ASHRAE Board of Governors.


Belfer Research Building

413 East 69th Street, Room BB-204
New York, NY 10021