Sustainability at MSK Nassau

Sustainability at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Sustainability at MSK Nassau

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As a proud participant in New York City’s Carbon Challenge, Memorial Sloan Kettering has a strong commitment to sustainability to reduce the environmental impact of our facilities and operations, while promoting the health of our facilities’ occupants. Building on the legacy and success of our other facilities, the design of Memorial Sloan Kettering Nassau includes several features that conserve natural resources, minimize greenhouse gas emissions, and promote human wellness:

  • High-performance systems, equipment, high-reflective roof materials, and lighting fixtures reduce the building’s energy consumption by about 25% compared to a typical building
  • Selected equipment and plumbing fixtures reduce the building’s potable water consumption by 30% compared to a typical building, reducing the burden on the municipal water supply and wastewater systems
  • Locally sourced building products with high recycled content or sustainably harvested wood were a priority for the design and construction team to further reduce the use of the planet’s natural resources. Additionally, building materials such as paints, carpets and ceiling tiles with low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) content were selected to improve the indoor air quality and health of occupants
  • Low-emitting products are part of a Green Cleaning Policy, setting standards to utilize more sustainable cleaning supplies and equipment to promote healthy and more environmentally-friendly cleaning practices 
  • Centrally located and naturally daylit stairs encourage the use of stairs over the elevators, when possible
  • Lighting controls for workstations are included to allow individually tailored lighting conditions
  • Bicycle storage and showers are provided to encourage the use of alternative means of commuting to work. Additionally, public transportation, either train or bus, is conveniently close by and its use is highly encouraged
  • Charging stations for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles are provided at the MSK Nassau parking garage to encourage the use of hybrid vehicles