The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine
The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine brings nearly a half-million square-feet of new, state-of-the-art medical research and clinical facilities to the area, meeting the expansion needs of Mount Sinai’s world-class research and clinical programs.
As a leader in green initiatives, Mount Sinai’s commitment to sustainability and efficient building operations is central to the design and construction of this advanced 21st century facility. The new building has achieved the coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and is moving toward LEED Silver designation. LEED designations are based on a credit system, which begins by employing materials and technologies that are proven to be sustainable or renewable and by designing building systems that are energy efficient.
The Leon and Norma Center for Science and Medicine, which features six floors of laboratory space and two floors of outpatient clinical space, utilizes new technologies like high efficiency glass windows, air conditioning systems, and lighting. The building has also been selected to participate in the New York State Energy Research Development Authority’s New Construction Program, which provides incentives to reduce electricity use – reducing operating costs while also protecting our planet.