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LEED Case Study: Harvard Center Shanghai – HBS

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Harvard Center Shanghai - HBS

LEED Rating System:LEED for Commercial Interiors
LEED Rating Version:3.0
Certification Level:Gold
Month Completed:07
Year Completed:2010
Client (School/Department):HBS

Project Highlights

  • 32.33% reduction of potable water
  • 90.67% of construction waste diverted from landfills
  • 46% of total materials were manufactured using recycled content
  • 85.29% of existing interior elements have been reused
  • 36.75% of all building materials were manufactured within 500 miles of the building site.

Project Summary

On March 18 2010, the Harvard Center Shanghai officially opened, marking a new era of engagement between Harvard University and Asia. The center, which occupies an entire floor of one of the newly constructed skyscrapers in the city’s Pudong section, is the first such presentation and research space of its kind outside of Boston and Cambridge. The center is intended to serve as a hub of research and teaching activity, and while its creation has been spearheaded by the Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard China Fund, it is specifically intended as a resource for Harvard faculty, students, and alumni across all of Harvard’s Schools. The Harvard Center Shanghai will operate under the direction of the HBS Global Initiative.